Double Bubble Deformity
Double bubble deformity is an uncommon complication following breast augmentation surgery. The breast presents with fullness below the actual implant position, forming a “bubble” under the breast fold. Traditionally, the treatment (if conservative management did not improve the result) involved additional surgery, resulting in additional cost and long healing time for the patient.
I have been considering fat transfer to the lower part of the breast to smooth out the deformity for some time. Of course, this procedure will not work for a significant double bubble.
This patient had mild deformity after breast augmentation surgery. I performed fat transfer to the area to smooth out the contour irregularity. The result is after the second fat transfer. It is difficult to achieve an acceptable result with one surgery, since over-correction may occur. I, therefore, staged the procedure, to have better control over the result. The procedure was performed under local anesthesia, which is safer and less costly for the patient.
Michael A. Jazayeri, M.D. is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. His offices are in Santa Ana and Newport Beach, California. To schedule a complimentary consultation, please call 714-834-0101.
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