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‘Double Bubble’ & 7 Other Reasons for Revision Breast Surgery

'Double Bubble' & 7 Other Reasons for Revision Breast Surgery

I am very excited to share a new resource with you today to help you in your pursuit of plastic surgery. Our new website, All About Breast Augmentation, was created specifically with our Albany breast surgery patients in mind. We wanted to offer a tool for those considering breast enhancement that would truly help them get the most from their procedures. The site offers a complete menu of answers to frequently asked questions, from selecting your surgeon to recovery.

One section is especially important for anyone considering revision breast surgery. Information available online about this procedure is limited compared with primary breast augmentation surgery. We delve into 8 different scenarios in which revision surgery may be needed, including:

  1. You want to change the size or type of implant. Sometimes, women decide they want to go bigger or smaller or switch from saline to silicone.
  2. Deflation or rupture occurs. This can happen when there is damage to the implant or a defect. If you have saline implants, the breast will look deflated. If you have silicone implants, it can be harder to detect.
  3. There’s an implant coverage issue. When implants are placed above the muscle in women with small breasts or thin breast tissue, they may be noticeable or there may be rippling.
  4. Your breast tissue changes. This can be a result of weight fluctuation, pregnancy, or breastfeeding.
  5. Capsular contracture occurs. Capsular contracture is a hardening of the scar tissue that surrounds your implant. It can be uncomfortable and unsightly.
  6. The implant has shifted. This tends to happen if the pocket is too large. In this situation, the implant becomes noticeable.
  7. You have a so-called “double bubble.” This appears as an extra fold or bulge below the breast crease.
  8. Symmastia occurs. This is also described as “uniboob,” “kissing implants,” and “breadloafing.” It is uncommon and the result of the implants shifting together toward the center of your chest.

Of course, the best way to avoid these scenarios is to seek a board-certified plastic surgeon for your breast augmentation surgery. If someone you know may be considering breast augmentation in Albany, we hope you’ll share our new website with her!


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