How to Correct Bottoming Out of Breast Implants

At Infini Phoenix Liposuction, we specialize in providing our patients with natural breast augmentation and other procedures. One of the most common issues that can arise after a breast augmentation is bottoming out. In this article, we will discuss what bottoming out is, what causes it, and how to repair it.

Definition of Bottoming Out

Bottoming out is a condition that occurs when the implant drops too far down on the chest wall and the nipple appears to be higher than the implant. This can cause an unnatural shape to the breasts and make them appear wider at the bottom than they should be.

Causes of Bottoming Out

Bottoming out can be caused by a few different factors. It can occur if the implant pocket was not created properly during surgery or if the patient has very loose skin or weak tissue around their breasts. It can also happen if too much weight is placed on the implants or if they are too large for the patient’s body frame.

Primary Correction for Bottoming Out

The primary correction for bottoming out is to reduce the size of the implant and/or to reposition it higher on the chest wall. This procedure is typically done through a small incision under each breast and requires minimal downtime. The surgeon may also need to add additional support structures such as sutures or mesh to help keep the implant in place.

More Aggressive Options for Correction

In some cases, more aggressive options may be necessary to correct bottoming out. These include using a capsulectomy (removal of scar tissue) or fat grafting (injecting fat into areas where there is not enough tissue). The surgeon may also need to use special techniques such as internal sutures or mesh reinforcement to help support and keep the implant in place.

Recovery Involved with Surgery

The recovery time after this type of procedure depends on several factors including how extensive your surgery was and how well you follow your post-operative instructions from your doctor. Generally speaking you should expect some swelling, bruising, tenderness and soreness for up to 2 weeks after surgery but these symptoms should subside over time as you heal. You may also need to wear a supportive bra for several weeks after surgery while your body adjusts to its new shape.

At Infini Phoenix Liposuction, we understand that undergoing any type of surgery can be nerve-wracking but rest assured that our board-certified plastic surgeons have years of experience performing breast augmentation repairs like bottoming out repair so you can trust that you are in good hands!

Primary Correction
More Aggressive Options
Recovery Time
Bottoming Out Repair
Implant Pocket Not Created Properly, Loose Skin/Weak Tissue, Too Much Weight, Too Large Implant
Reduce Size/Reposition Higher on Chest Wall, Add Support Structures
Capsulectomy, Fat Grafting, Internal Sutures/Mesh Reinforcement
Swelling, Bruising, Tenderness and Soreness for 2 Weeks, Wear Supportive Bra for Several Weeks

My Advice to Young Women Considering Breast Implants

At Infini Phoenix Liposuction, we understand that considering breast implants is a major decision. We want our patients to be well-informed and make the best decision for their bodies. Before undergoing any type of cosmetic procedure, it’s important to consider all aspects of the procedure and its potential risks and benefits.

Overview of Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that can be used to enhance the size, shape, and symmetry of the breasts. The implants are inserted either under or over the chest muscles through incisions made in inconspicuous areas such as around the nipple or in the armpit. The recovery time for this procedure varies from patient to patient but typically takes about two weeks.

Considerations Before Undergoing Surgery

Before undergoing surgery, it’s important to consider all aspects of the procedure including its risks, benefits, and alternatives. It’s also important to discuss your goals with your surgeon so they can help you make an informed decision about whether breast augmentation is right for you. Additionally, it’s important to understand that breast implants are not lifetime devices and may need to be replaced at some point in the future.

Benefits and Risks of the Procedure

The primary benefit of having breast augmentation is an enhanced appearance that can provide increased self-confidence and improved body image. However, there are risks associated with this type of surgery including infection, bleeding, scarring, and changes in sensation in the area where the implant was placed. Additionally, there is a risk that the implant could rupture or leak after being inserted into the body. It’s important to discuss these risks with your surgeon before undergoing surgery so you can make an informed decision about whether this type of surgery is right for you.

Alternatives to Breast Augmentation Surgery

If you are considering breast augmentation but are unsure if it’s right for you there are other options available such as non-invasive treatments like fat transfer or dermal fillers which can be used to enhance the size and shape of your breasts without having surgery. Additionally, there are many types of bras available that can give you a more voluptuous look without having surgery or using any invasive treatments.

At Infini Phoenix Liposuction we understand that choosing whether or not to have breast augmentation is a major decision and we want our patients to feel confident in their choice. We encourage anyone considering this type of procedure to do their research and speak with their doctor before making any decisions about their body.

Consider all aspects of breast augmentation before undergoing surgery, including potential risks and benefits, as well as alternatives. Non-invasive treatments like fat transfer or dermal fillers can be used to enhance the size and shape of breasts without surgery.

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What is the Difference Between Saline and Silicone Implants?

When considering breast augmentation surgery, one of the most important decisions that must be made is which type of implant should be used – saline or silicone. Both types have advantages and disadvantages, so it is important to understand the differences between them before making a decision.

Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water solution after they have been inserted into the body during surgery. They are considered safer than silicone implants because they will deflate if they rupture rather than leaking out silicone gel into surrounding tissue. However, saline implants tend to feel firmer than silicone implants due to their lack of flexibility and can sometimes appear less natural looking than silicone implants due to their rippling effect on the skin surface.

Silicone implants are filled with a cohesive gel which gives them a more natural look and feel when compared to saline implants. The gel also helps reduce any rippling effect on the skin surface which can occur with saline implants. However, silicone implants are slightly more expensive than saline implants and may require additional surgery if they rupture since it can be difficult to detect leaks in these types of implants.

At Infini Phoenix Liposuction, we specialize in providing customized treatments tailored to each patient’s individual needs and preferences when it comes to selecting an implant type for their breast augmentation procedure. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr William Hall has extensive experience performing both saline and silicone implant surgeries so he can provide personalized advice on which type of implant is best suited for your individual goals and needs.

Is it Possible To Have Breast Implants Removed Without Replacement?

Breast implant removal without replacement (also known as explantation) is becoming increasingly popular among women who want to reverse their previous breast augmentation procedures. This type of surgery involves removing all or part of existing breast implants from the body without replacing them with new ones or reconstructing the breasts in any way afterwards. Explantation can help restore a woman’s natural appearance while also relieving any physical discomfort caused by her existing implants such as pain or tightness in her chest area or difficulty breathing due to compression from her old implant size/shape/type etc..

At Infini Phoenix Liposuction we understand that explantation is an important decision for women who want to return their bodies back closer towards its original form prior to undergoing augmentation surgery years ago; thus we specialize in helping patients achieve their desired outcome through safe surgical techniques performed by our highly experienced board-certified plastic surgeon Dr William Hall who has extensive experience performing both explantation as well as reconstruction surgeries depending on each patient’s individual goals & needs.

What Are The Different Types Of Incisions Used In Breast Augmentation?

The incision used for your breast augmentation procedure will depend on various factors such as your anatomy as well as your desired outcome for your breasts’ shape & size post-surgery; thus there are several different types of incisions available depending on what works best for each patient individually including: inframammary fold (IMF) incisions located beneath each breast near its crease; transaxillary incisions located within each armpit; periareolar incisions located around each nipple; TUBA (transumbilical breast augmentation) incisions located within the navel; and finally endoscopic incisions located within small hidden areas around each nipple &/or armpit region..

At Infini Phoenix Liposuction our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr William Hall specializes in providing customized treatments tailored specifically towards each patient’s individual needs & preferences when it comes down selecting an appropriate incision location based upon what works best for them personally; thus our team encourages prospective patients interested in learning more about what types of incisions are available & suitable for their particular situation come visit us today where we’d be more than happy provide further assistance accordingly!.

Incision Type
Beneath each breast near its crease
Natural looking results, minimal scarring
More difficult to access implants for future revisions
Within each armpit
Minimal scarring, no visible scars on breasts
Difficult to place larger implants, higher risk of capsular contracture
Around each nipple
Least invasive option, minimal scarring
More difficult to access implants for future revisions
Within the navel
No visible scars on breasts
Larger incisions required which can lead to more scarring and discomfort
Small hidden areas around each nipple &/or armpit region
Minimal scarring, less painful recovery process
limited implant size options available due to smaller incision size


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