What causes a double bubble to form after Breast Augmentation?
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What causes a double-bubble...........
Double bubble and breast augmentation
Double bubble may occur as a result of the implant descending below the natural inframammary crease which gives the appearance of "two breasts" or double bubble. Several factors can contribute such as chest wall shape and breast morphology, implant size, pocket dissection and pectoralis muscle division.
Implant size, placement and soft tissue cover are big contributors and should be discussed. Wishing you the best.
What causes a double bubble to form
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Double bubble phenomena after breast augmentation.
Usually this is caused when there is an impression of the breast fold on the implant either because the implant was placed lower than the fold, or when the implant descends lower than the fold during the post op period.
The other occasional cause is an impression from the lower edge of the pectoralis muscle on the implant.
Hope that helps. All the best.
Double bubble - persistence of the old inframammary fold
With breast augmentation, a double bubble deformity is at risk of developing when the natural existing inframammary fold is lowered to accommodate an implant of larger dimension. When the old fold is detached, it permits the implant to position itself lower on the chest. However, the old fold often persists as a firm horizontal band indenting the bottom pole of the implant causing the double bubble. Instances where the fold might be lowered include constricted base of a tuberous breast, breast asymmetry with a unilaterally high fold, and instances where the base of breast is intentionally enlarged to a larger footprint using a wide implant are at risk of double bubble.
Most breast augmentations do not require lowering of the fold and do not suffer this complication. When an inframammary fold is intentionally lowered the old fold may persist leading to double bubble.
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