Prevention and treatment of Double - Bubble Deformity with Dual Plane Technique for Breast Augmentation

February 26, 2018

The double-bubble deformity is a widely recognized complication of breast augmentation.


Prevention of Double-Bubble Deformity

• This deformity can be avoided with selection of a subglandular or dual plane (type II or III) placement, a sufficient implant volume or projection and anatomic prosthesis
There are several techniques one can employ to treat and correct the double-bubble deformity. These techniques include:

• Use of a dual-plane pocket
• Form-stable shaped implants
• Capsulorrhaphy
• Pocket plane conversion
• Use of acellular dermal matrices



Handel N. The double-bubble deformity: cause, prevention, and treatment. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Dec;132(6):1434-43. doi: 10.1097/01.prs.0000434405.91316.96.


Emmanuel De La Cruz MD, PLLC
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
Houston, Texas

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