Double bubble deformity is a surgical complication that may develop following breast augmentation. With revisionary breast surgery, Dr. Schlechter can correct double bubble deformity and create a more natural-looking and pleasing breast appearance.
Identifying Double Bubble Deformity
Double bubble deformity can be identified in two different ways. The first is when a ridge of breast tissue appears at the bottom of the breast, and the breast crease may be higher on the breast than it should. The breast may seem to sit on top of the implant, giving the appearance of two bubbles. The second characterization of double bubble deformity is when the implant is pulled upward due to muscle movement, and the breast tissue appears to be “falling off” the implant. This can also form a double bubble appearance. Sometimes, double bubble deformity is accompanied by capsular contracture.
For most breast augmentation patients, the risk of double bubble deformity is low. The risk is slightly higher for patients with constricted lower breast tissue, a sharply defined inframammary fold, a short distance between the breast fold and the nipples, breast sagging, large implants, or a transaxillary or transumbilical incision approach for breast augmentation. Because the transumbilical incision increases the risk of double bubble deformity and other surgical complications, Dr. Schlechter does not offer this technique to his breast augmentation patients.
The Solution Through Breast Revision
Patients with double bubble deformity must have it surgically corrected through breast revision. Dr. Schlechter will first loosen the breast pocket and remove any hardened scar tissue to eliminate capsular contracture. He will then adjust the breast pocket, relocate and replace the implant, and tighten the tissues of the breast so that they remain secure. Dr. Schlechter may also exchange the implant in the other breast if desired or if necessary to improve the results. Due to his careful technique and extensive experience, Dr. Schlechter’s rate of capsular contracture is incredibly low. He can ensure that your results will be aesthetically pleasing and that you have a minimal risk of recurrent complications.
Dr. Benjamin Schlechter is a board-certified plastic surgeon with a reputation for excellent breast augmentation and breast revision results. To correct your double bubble deformity or any other surgical complication, request a complimentary consultation with Dr. Schlechter. Call (610) 678-9200 or complete our online consultation form to schedule your appointment today.