Double Bubble Revision Surgery
Although it is relatively rare, double bubble is a complication that can compromise the results of a breast augmentation procedure. Fortunately, Dr. David Passaretti can correct implants that have slipped below the natural bottom crease of the breast by performing double bubble revision surgery at his Darien, CT, practice. We perform revision surgery in our state-licensed and certified operating room to ensure your safety and comfort. To learn more about your options, contact our practice and schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Passaretti today.
What Is Double Bubble?
When a breast implant slips below the natural bottom crease of the breast, it is often referred to as a "double bubble" because the natural breast and implant appear as two separate mounds on the chest. Double bubble often occurs because the original augmentation procedure was performed incorrectly. Other factors that can contribute to the formation of a double bubble include:
- A mammary crease that is constricted
- Breasts that are tuberous
- Scarring from previous breast surgeries
- Capsular contracture
Additionally, when breast augmentation is performed with an implant that is too large, it can cause supporting tissues to stretch, settle, or migrate below the inframammary crease. Although double bubble does not pose any health concerns, women with this complication can experience diminished confidence in their appearance.
Restoring Your Appearance
To correct the appearance of a double bubble, Dr. Passaretti will modify the breast crease. He will first perform a periareolar incision around half of the nipple. Next, he will create an internal suture line along the crease of the breast before tightening and raising it with a specialized type of barb suture placed along the bottom of the breast. This procedure helps the tissue properly support the implant and ease it back into its proper position.
Once these foundational measures are completed, we will either replace the existing implants or reposition them as needed. When replacing implants, some patients choose silicone implants because they feel they are extremely lifelike, while others choose saline implants because they allow for smaller incisions and minimal scarring. We can help you determine the type of implant that will best achieve your unique goals during a personal consultation.
Our Commitment to Excellent Surgical Care
Patients who are undergoing surgery at our practice can rest assured that they are in good hands. Dr. Passaretti will perform your revision surgery in our state-licensed operating facility to ensure your safety and comfort. Our operating room is certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF), the largest ambulatory care accreditation organization of its kind in the United States.
Reach Out to Our Practice Today
Dr. Passaretti and his compassionate staff understand the impact that double bubble can have on a patient's confidence, and we will customize treatment according to your unique needs. If you have undergone breast augmentation and experienced a complication such as a double bubble, revision surgery can help you achieve the results you deserve. Learn more about revision surgery to correct double bubble by reaching out to our practice today.