Restore Your Natural Shape
While complications post-breast augmentation are generally uncommon, they can occasionally surface. Issues like the "double bubble" effect, in which the implant shifts below the natural breast crease, often necessitate further surgical intervention. Dr. Michael A. Jazayeri, a reputed board-certified surgeon with over two decades of dedicated experience in breast revision surgeries, is a trusted name in addressing such complications.
There Is Hope
“Double bubble” is a rare deformity that can occur after a breast augmentation surgery. The breast presents with added fullness where the implant is positioned, forming a sort of bubble under the breast fold. Traditionally, the treatment is managed later on, which most often involves additional surgery.
Understanding Double Bubbles
Two distinct forms of double bubble deformity exist, and they may occur separately or simultaneously post-breast augmentation. The underlying cause of the additional crease beneath the breast differentiates these two types. Accurate diagnosis of your double bubble type by Dr. Jazayeri is crucial, as each form necessitates a unique surgical correction strategy.
Understanding Your Diagnosis
Incorrect Implant Position -— Type 1: In the case of a Type 1 double bubble deformity, the lower part of your breast implant drops beneath your natural inframammary fold. This results in a second artificial crease positioned lower on the chest while the original crease lies higher up, traversing the lower breast area between the base of the implant and the nipple.
Breast Ptosis (Sagging Tissue) — Type 2: A Type 2 double bubble deformity is characterized by the descent of the breast tissue—not the implant—over the correctly positioned implant, resulting in a false crease that runs above the natural crease. It's less common than Type 1 and can occur immediately post-surgery or even years later due to aging, pregnancy, or weight fluctuations. Notably, Type 2 double bubbles typically stem from breast implants placed behind excessively sagging breasts, leading to the natural breast tissue sliding over the implant and forming a false crease.
It may seem counterintuitive, but Type 2 double bubble deformities are more likely to occur in patients with smaller, sagging breasts than larger ones. This is due to fuller breasts providing more padding over the implant, hiding the false inframammary crease under the thicker natural breast tissue. In some cases, a Type 2 double bubble variant can occur due to capsular contracture, a condition where scar tissue around the breast implant tightens and pushes the implant upward. Consequently, a false crease appears similar to a Type 2 double bubble, where the breast tissue is in the correct place, but the high implant positioning creates an illusion of sagging.
An Empathetic Approach
Treatment for a double bubble deformity necessitates plastic surgery, the specifics of which depend primarily on the type of double bubble deformity you have and its root cause. Any post-breast augmentation revision calls for meticulous planning and in-depth consultation with Dr. Jazayeri.
One possible solution: Fat Transfer
In one case, Dr. Jazayeri was presented with a patient who had a mild deformity of this type after breast augmentation surgery. He used an idea he had been considering for some time and performed fat transfer to the area to smooth out the contour irregularity. Knowing that it is difficult to achieve an acceptable result with a single operation since over-correction may occur, he staged the procedure over a few minor surgeries to have better control over the result. The procedure was performed under local anesthesia each time, which is safer and less costly for the patient. The final outcome was that he was able to fully correct the issue in a less invasive manner than traditional corrections for a double bubble. Please note, however, that the doctor says a larger example of this problem still requires traditional surgery.
Expert Care for Double Bubble Deformities
While a double bubble breast implant deformity is relatively rare, it can cause considerable distress for those who experience it. If you're apprehensive that you might be dealing with this condition, consider arranging a consultation with Dr. Michael Jazayeri. He will conduct a thorough evaluation of your implants and propose the most effective treatment strategy. In the majority of instances, Dr. Jazayeri is able to obtain superb outcomes through revision surgery. Therefore, rest assured - there are solutions available.
Michael A. Jazayeri, M.D. is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. His office is in Santa Ana, California. To schedule your initial consultation, please call (714) 834-0101 or visit our contact page.
Love Your Breasts Again
Dr. Jazayeri is committed to meticulously collaborating with you throughout the revision procedure, ensuring a significantly improved result during this second endeavor.
Recovery from breast revision surgery typically spans around six weeks. It's recommended for patients to take a minimum of one week off work post-procedure to foster optimal healing and minimize noticeable scarring. Initial symptoms like soreness and swelling are common during the first two weeks, but the oral medication prescribed by Dr. Jazayeri can alleviate discomfort. Weekly follow-up visits for six weeks are scheduled, with the removal of stitch layers and the reapplication of surgical tape to support healing during the first two weeks.
Post-taping, a specially-formulated silicone scar gel is prescribed for twice-daily application over three months to aid in the ongoing healing process. Dr. Jazayeri offers personalized guidance for optimal post-operative care specific to your condition and the performed surgery. With Dr. Jazayeri's personal oversight throughout your recovery, he'll provide timely advice to prevent complications and ensure a smooth, successful healing journey.
Opting for a seasoned, board-certified plastic surgeon is the best way to avert the occurrence of a double bubble deformity in Orange County. Dr. Jazayeri is an excellent choice with his extensive expertise in conducting breast augmentations and substantial background in revision breast surgery.
The cost for double bubble breast implant correction surgery is influenced by several factors, including the intricacy of the situation, the specific type of revision surgery necessary, and whether the procedure involves one or both breasts. Generally, such surgeries range from $5,500 to $14,000.
Embrace Comfort & Convenience
Dr. Michael A. Jazayeri, a distinguished plastic surgeon in Santa Ana, California, strongly advocates for patient comfort and safety during all procedures. His comprehensive approach to patient care includes using local anesthesia for various surgical procedures.
Local anesthesia is a type of anesthetic used to numb a specific area of the body where a surgical procedure will be performed. It allows the patient to remain awake and comfortable while avoiding the potential risks and side effects associated with general anesthesia. In Dr. Jazayeri's hands, an array of procedures can be carried out under local anesthesia, often leading to quicker recovery times and lower complication rates. These procedures include many facelifts, liposuctions, neck lifts, Brazilian butt lifts (BBLs), mini tummy tuck and, in certain cases, even breast and arm lift.
By taking advantage of local anesthesia's potential, Dr. Michael A. Jazayeri strives to make cosmetic and reconstructive surgery more accessible, comfortable, and patient-centered. His commitment to this safe anesthesia approach in Santa Ana, California, signals a new era in plastic surgery where patient comfort and safety are at the forefront.
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