Double bubble? (Photo)

I'm 5 weeks PO tomorrow from under the muscle, HP, Sientra 495cc silicone implants with partial lift. I noticed that my implants look strange when I lift my arm. Does this look like the beginning stages of a "double bubble" forming or could the implants still be needing to slide into the pockets? Thank you in advance for your advice/support!

Doctor Answers 3

Analyzing double bubble issue

The picture does appear to show a double bubble. It can be caused by either the pocket extending below the original fold, or by the pectoral muscle pulling up. If you see the crease pulling up when you flex your pec, then that is the cause. It can be corrected by converting to the split muscle plane (NOT dual-plane). If it does not pull up, then it is the pocket. It could possibly be improved  by tightening up the bottom part of the lift, assuming you like the position of the implant. 

Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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Breast augmentation with Sientra Implants

This picture shows the lower inner pole of the right breast but I cannot see the other areas. If you have a pre and post that will help.  Contact your surgeon if this is an abrupt change when compared to the other side.

Is this a double bubble

You are still very early in the healing process. Lifting your arms may distort things at this point. From the photo, it does seem like you have the beginnings of a double bubble. No corrective surgery would be indicated now. You need to wait and let things heal and may find that you end up with a very nice result and without a double bubble.

Ira H. Rex lll, MD
Fall River Plastic Surgeon
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