Im 2 months post and theres a noticable crease where my natural fold used to be. My doctor dropped my fold and now it looks like a double bubble. I dont want surgery again. Is there another way to fix it?
Is There Another Way to Fix a Double Bubble?
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Fixing Double Bubble Deformity?
Thank you for the question.
No, I do not believe that there is a reliable nonsurgical way to “fix” double bubble deformities after breast augmentation surgery. Correction usually involves internal suture reconstruction (capsulorraphy) techniques. Given that you are only two months out of your surgery, it is much too early to consider revisionary breast surgery; generally speaking waiting at least six months (closer to one year if possible) is best.
Double bubble deformity
A double bubble deformity occurs when the breast fold has been lowered ,resulting in two folds ,the original fold and the new fold.
Usually surgery is necessary to correct it.However if caught early wearing a symmastia bra can be of benefit.This is a rigid bra used to treat symmastia, it has excellent support and is able to elevate the fold.It has to be worn day and night in order to encourage the tissues to adhere
If not successful surgery will be necessary.I commonly use mesh support to elevate the implant
Another way to fix a double Bubble?
Unfortunately, if it has been a few months and there is a double buvvle the most effective way to fix it is surgery. This can ocur if and when the fold is lowered. The surgey is not difficult but you must be co-operative with post operative instructions.
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Double Bubble After Breast Augmentation
Lowering the natural lower breast fold must be done in some cases of breast augmentation to fit the size of the implant or to augment a naturally constricted breast base. Sometimes this indentation in the lower breast pole after surgery will go away with time or become more acceptable. In other cases it will not. You should wait six months after surgery to give the fold enough time to see how much it will relax. Only sewing back down the fold surgically can resolve the persistent double bubble.
If you have developed a double bubble, then it is unlikely at this stage if it will improve without surgery. Sometimes the fold is deliberately lowered and scored and if so, this can take a little while for it expand out with the new implant, but by two months it should be improving if that were the case. Best to discuss with your doctor.
Double bubble problem
Unfortunately batimes, there is no treatment at this point for your problem. If the crease was lowered because you had a very tight high crease this is not uncommon. If it was lowered because you wanted very large implants placed this can also occur. If it was senn early on (within the first few days) sometijme you can vigorously tape the lower pole to control the lowering. From the sound of it you will need some type of surgery to correct this. Good luck, Dr. Schuster in Boca Raton
Double bubble after lowering of the IMF
I really do not like lowering the inframammary fold because of exactly what you are dealing with. Depending on the severity of the problem, there may be some improvement and softening with just time. The breast implant pocket softens and changes for 3-6 months after breast augmentation surgery. But most likely, correction of the bottoming out phenomenon is a surgical issue. I prefer to correct it using capsulorrhaphy sutures when possible. I do not know of any non-surgical approaches.
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