“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.
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 the traditional surgery.