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Double Bubble Breast Deformity, Severe Status Post Pregnancy

Posted On: June 04, 2012 Author: The Office of Dr. Stuart Linder Posted In: Breast Revision, Breast topics, Home

The patient presents status post augmentation mammoplasty procedure by a different surgeon.  She now presents with, having breastfed after pregnancy, severe right breast Baker IV capsular contracture, double-bubble breast deformity and severe grade 3 breast skin laxity requiring right open periprosthetic capsulectomy, formal mastopexy bilateral.

The patient’s implants were placed only three years ago and they are intact high profile Mentor saline which will be maintained.  She will undergo open capsulectomy of the right breast in order to circumferentially release the scar tissue and drop the implant inferiorly to a normal position.  She will then undergo a complete breast lift in order to remove the massive amount of loose skin from both breasts, also to reduce the size of the nipple areolar complex.

It is not unusual to develop a severe deformity, including double-bubble breast deformities with Baker IV capsular contractures in women who have breastfed after pregnancy.