If you believe you have a complication, the first thing you should do is see your doctor and have them examine you.
Imagine drawing a horizontal line across your nipple. Above that line is referred to as the “upper pole” of the breast, and below that line is the “lower pole”.
A round implant should sit evenly within the lower and upper pole, so that the nipple is at the center of the implant. Bottoming out is a complication in which the implant falls below the inframammary fold (breast crease), and hence, more of the implant is in the lower pole.
This will cause the implant to look low and possibly, cause the nipples to point up.
Have your physician examine you to determine whether your implants have bottomed out or whether their placement is within normal bounds. Your doctor will measure the distance from your breast crease to your nipple to make this determination.
I hope that answers your question on implants bottoming out. It’s great that you’re doing this research. I always say that the best patients are informed patients.
You might also want to research your options for breast implants. Choosing the right implant is the number one concern among women considering breast augmentation. Did you know, there’s actually a way to select a implant shape, size, and profile that is perfect for you?
A term that I use with my patients for the perfect implant is the “Pony Implant”.
So what do I mean by “perfect”? Well, a Pony Implant has three qualities to it. First, the implant meets your beauty goals. For example, you want to your breasts to look fuller while still appearing natural.
Second, when you chose your Pony Implant, you walk out of your consultation 100% confident that you’ve chosen the right shape and size for you. In other words, you won’t be second guessing your decision, and you won’t be afraid of having gone too big or too small.
And third, after your procedure, you are thrilled with your results, and say, "I’m so happy. This is exactly what I wanted!"
That’s the Pony Implant. And the great news is that there is a simple process to go about finding yours.
This issue of selecting the right implant is so important when it comes to patient satisfaction or dissatisfaction that, again, I really encourage you to learn more about it.
Thank you for reading and best of luck on your journey!