Double Bubble Correction
After breast augmentation, a deformity may occur which is typically called “double-bubble.” This term refers to a condition in which a crease has developed across the lower part of the augmented breast creating two distinct breast mounds, thus the term “double-bubble.” This unattractive result is often related to poor breast implant placement during breast augmentation.
Double-bubble often occurs as a result of the previous inframammary fold (breast crease) indenting the lower section of the breast following breast augmentation. It is common in patients with constricted (tighter) lower breasts, those with very sharply defined natural breast creases, and those with a shorter nipple to breast fold distance. In these cases, the deformity becomes obvious as the breast implant is too large and extends below the natural breast fold.
Preparation prior to surgery:
Assessment of the medical history (any allergies, serious medical condition and all
medications taken both prescribed and non-prescribed), physical examination, and laboratory tests will be performed during consultation.
Smoking must be avoided for about 3-4 weeks prior to surgery, as nicotine interferes with circulation and will greatly affect healing process.
You will likely to be asked to stop drinking alcohol, a week before the surgery and throughout your recovery period.
Avoid taking any medications such as hormones, anticoagulants, anabolic steroids and supplements at least 4-6 weeks to prevent complicating medical factors prior to surgery. Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding.
Types of anesthesia use:
1 night hospital stay
Procedure To Correct Double Bubble:
The only way to correct double bubble is surgery. The two surgical solutions for this problem are:
- Moving the breast fold. If you are committed to a certain implant size, your plastic surgeon will need to move your breast crease to the correct location.
- Changing implant size. Sometimes it is necessary to switch out your implants to a different size.