Is this the start of a double bubble? (Photos)
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Not a double bubble
From your photographs, your results look quite good to me. The right implant may have settled a little lower than the left but does not have a double bubble configuration. If you are my patient, I would just keep an eye on it and asked that you wear a more supportive bra when you can. Follow up with your plastic surgeon for their advice. Congratulations on your surgery.
What is a double bubble?
1. The higher crease is the natural fold of the sagging breast that has not been treated by breast lift.
2. The lower crease is the new fold that occurs at the lower border of the breast implant.
Double-bubbles may occur when:
1. The breast is saggy (ptotic) before surgery.
2. The breast sagging is not addressed by surgery (i.e. no breast lift has been performed).
3. The implants are placed in a subpectoral (below muscle) position
4. The lower border of the pectoralis major muscle is aggressively released.
You do not have a double-bubble at this juncture. You are simply experiencing normal settling of your implants. If you are happy with your implant positions, you should be wearing a bra 24/7 for the first 6 months after surgery to stabilize your implant positions.
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Is this the start of a double bubble?
Implants settle for the first 3-6 months after surgery. A small lowering of implant position, is not uncommon. It does not appear that you have a double bubble.
Of course, it's always a good idea to discuss these issues with your surgeon.
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