Are my implants bottoming out? (Photo)
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Are my implants bottoming out?
Am I bottoming out?
From your pictures, it doesn't appear that you are bottoming out at this point. One tell-tell sign of this is that the breast crease incision will tend to ride up on the breast which suggests that the implant has descended lower than it should.
Some patients will experience stretching of the lower pole (which is actually referred to as "lower pole stretch") which may mimic bottoming out. The difference here is that the incision will tend to stay in the same position while the distance from your nipple to the fold will increase because of skin stretch.
Treatment for these two conditions is very different and so its important to identify which specific condition you would have. But at this point, I actually don't think you have either.
I hope that helps and wish you the very best!
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Bottoming out and Side Boobs Contributing Factors:
- Larger/Heavier Implants
- Implants placed above the pectoralis muscle
- Chronically not wearing a bra when upright
- Over dissection of the Implant Pocket
- Smooth Implants
- Large swings of weight including pregnancy
- Skin and soft tissue laxity, loss of elasticity
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thanks for your question and photos. Bottoming out has different degrees. Even mild to no bottoming out bothers some patients while others are not bothered. You results look good but you have about 1-2cm of slight bottoming out based skin relaxation and the implants falling into place which is common and NORMAL. If you want to be able to see your inframmary fold, then you would internal support. I recommend wearing underwire bras as often as you can. The implants will continue to drop over time. Good Luck!
All the best,
Carlos Mata MD, MBA, FACS,
@bottomingout @docmata #drcarlosmata
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
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