What is a Double Bubble Breast Implant Deformity?

A double bubble breast implant deformity is an unfortunate breast implant complication that may occur following breast augmentation surgery. A breast with a double bubble deformity has a distinct appearance of a second bulge or bubble beneath the inframammary fold (IMF). A double bubble breast implant can generally only be corrected surgically. Scottsdale plastic surgeon Dr. Ashley Howarth is an expert known for correcting this defect in revision breast augmentation surgery.

To learn more about the double bubble deformity, read on. In this blog post you will learn what a double bubble deformity looks like and how to recognize if your breast has the deformity. Furthermore, you will learn what causes the double bubble and how to correct it through revision surgery.

What Does a Double Bubble Breast Implant Look Like

A double bubble breast deformity looks similar to the illustration above. Notice the presence of two folds beneath the breast giving the appearance of a second bulge or bubble beneath the breast. The crease below the breast is known as the inframammary crease or inframmmary fold. In a double bubble defect, two creases or folds are present.

Double Bubble Breast Implant Deformity

Double Bubble Breast Implant Deformity Illustration


What Causes a Double Bubble Breast Implant Deformity

A double bubble breast deformity is caused by a breast implant that is placed sub muscularly and descends below the original crease of the breast. This could be caused due to incorrect positioning or placement of the implant, an implant that is too large, or due to contributing risk factors.

There are many potential risk factors that may make it more likely for a patient to have the double bubble deformity. First, individuals with tuberous breast deformity are more likely to experience a double bubble complication following breast augmentation. Secondly, breasts with a tight or constricted inframammary fold may be susceptible to this defect. Third, breasts with a short distance from the bottom of the nipple to the inframammary crease are especially likely. Finally, patients with otherwise normal breasts may experience the complication without any contributing risk factors at all.

How Can I Tell If I Have a Double Bubble Deformity?

There are many before and after images of breast implant deformities online, including the double bubble defect. A board certified or board eligible plastic surgeon is best qualified to determine whether or not your breast deformity is technically a double bubble deformity or another kind of defect (such as the snoopy dog deformity). However, if you are concerned enough about the appearance of your breasts that you are searching online, it is likely time to schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon known for advanced breast revision surgery.

How To Fix Double Bubble Breast Implants

As one of Arizona’s leading plastic surgeons in breast augmentation surgery and breast implant revision surgery, Dr. Howarth is an expert at correcting the double bubble implant deformities. There are many ways to do this, depending on the appearance of the deformity and needs of the patient. In most instances, the breast implant will need to be replaced and repositioned. In some cases, a breast lift may also be recommended depending on the recommendation of your surgeon.

Scottsdale Double Bubble Breast Revision Specialist

A double bubble deformity can be aesthetically displeasing and emotionally frustrating. Breast enhancement surgery is supposed to give a woman an improved sense of self-image and satisfaction, but in some cases a complication can leave a woman very unhappy and frustrated.

Have you have reached this page looking for help because you are unhappy with the appearance of your breasts? If you are seeking to improve your breasts due to a double bubble deformity or any other reason, the first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ashley Howarth, a leading female plastic surgeon in Scottsdale, AZ. Having trained at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Howarth is a leader at correcting even the most severe breast deformities, including the snoopy deformity, waterfall deformity, and double bubble breast deformity.

At your consultation, Dr. Howarth will develop a plan to restore your breasts to their ideal appearance, and help you reach your goals. If you are considering breast enhancement or revision surgery in Arizona, Dr. Ashley Howarth can assist you through the process in a caring, compassionate manner.

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