Does it look like my breast implant will bottom out or form a double bubble? (Photo)
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Bottoming out or Double bubble
No bottoming out or double bubble
Thank you for your question and 5 week post op photo. Your photo provided does not show bottoming out or double bubble. Double bubble usually results from lowering the infra-mammary crease by more than 1 cm resulting in an indentation by the old natural crease on the lower portion of the breast. Bottoming out may result from either (1) too aggressive release of the inframammary fold with descent of the implant on the chest or (2) breast tissue that is too elastic resulting in stretched elongated skin between the nipple and infra-mammary crease. A bottomed out breast is an implant positioned too low on the breast/chest and a "bottom heavy" physical deformation. While your photos are early after surgery, there is no evidence of bottoming out or double bubble.
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5 weeks post BA
At 5 weeks you are still very early in the healing process and it would be difficulty to assess what your final result would look like. It is difficult from the photo to really make a comment based on the angle. It is not uncommon for one implant to "drop" before the other if the muscle relaxes first on one side before the other. Given time the other side will usually go through the same relaxation. I would make sure to communicate with your concerns with your surgeon who can examine you and more accurately advise you. Your breast shape will change over the next 3-6 months so you have to be patient and give your body time to heal.
Best of Luck!
Is it bottoming out
Does it look like my breast implant will bottom out or form a double bubble?
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