Bottoming out? (Photo)
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Thank you fro your question.
It is difficult to say if you are bottoming out without an assessment. I recommend booking an appointment with your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to discuss your concerns.
All the best.
Based on the picture alone, it is difficult to tell if you are truly bottoming out. Did you have a fold asymmetry preoperatively? I recommend continuing to follow along with your surgeon closely, and follow their recommendations during your recovery. They will recommend a bra or taping strategy if they feel it would be helpful. Best of luck!
You are not bottoming. You have asymmetry
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Yes you are bottoming out
The way to fix this is a) score the capsule superiorly so that it allows the scar around the implant to expand and permit it to be able to move up higher, symmetric to your right breast and b) place stitches within your capsule inferiorly to reinforce it and move your fold back up and even out your nipple to fold distance; different surgeons may use different techniques to achieve this but the principle is the same. Also, if there is extra skin that has stretched out, an ellipse of tissue within your fold may have to be excised.
Make sure to seek consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon with expertise in revision breast surgery for your optimal outcome. I hope this helps!
Dr. Sean Kelishadi
Is My Left Breast Implant Bottoming Out?
All the aforementioned characteristics indicate your left breast implant is bottoming out. This means that the capsule surrounding your left breast implant is lower than the capsule surrounding your right. The treatment of choice to correct this problem is a capsulopexy which means capsular lift (not a breast lift). To increase the chances of this capsulopexy succeeding, if you were my patient, I would add Seri scaffolding to increase the chance of success.
Options for bottoming out
I hope this helps :)
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