Breast augmentation can be a complex surgery, and complications may occur. As a general rule, the more invasive a procedure is, the greater the risk. Before you have breast enlargement surgery, discuss possible complications with a board-certified plastic surgeon who has experience performing breast augmentation. In rare cases infection can occur long after breast surgery — even when the incisions are completely healed. The earlier an infection is diagnosed and treated, the better the outcome. In severe cases it may be necessary to remove the implant until the infection subsides. It can be replaced at a later date.
Double Bubble Deformity
Double Bubble Breast Deformity - Do You Have It? Prevention & Treatment
A double bubble deformity can occur for several reasons. They are sometimes associated with high-riding implants. A double bubble is corrected via breast surgery revision. In one case, a double bubble deformity occurs when a crease is presnet across the bottom of your breast implant, between the nipple and the inframammary breast fold, and causes the implant to "bubble out" on top and below the crease. This happens when the inframammary fold is released or partially released during surgery, either deliberately or inadvertently. The crease that is visible in the skin is actually the inframammary fold. The implant is sitting partially above the fold and partially below the fold, creating the double bubble.
Management of a Common Breast Augmentation Complication
The double-bubble deformity is one of the most common problems in breast augmentation, with or without mastopexy. Classically, open techniques have been used to treat this deformity, including elevation and reconstruction of the inframammary crease or parenchymal scoring. In this study, the author reports experience with a simple, closed technique of serial fat grafting procedures to treat the double-bubble deformity. Twenty-eight patients with double-bubble deformities were retrospectively evaluated. Fifteen patients had undergone primary augmentation, whereas 13 patients had undergone augmentation mastopexy.
Call Today There are two types of double bubble deformities that are primarily distinguishable by their placement within the breast. The upper pole double bubble appears above the nipple, most likely due to the implant being in a relatively high position in the breast. The other is called lower pole double bubble known as bottoming out , which is under the breast near the inframammary crease. This lower pole occurs when the implant moves down with the breast, creating a secondary crease.