Double Bubble Correction

Double Bubble is a rare and relatively minor deformity in which folds appear underneath the breast due to a breast implant shifting or contracting after surgery. Corrective surgery can create long-lasting results that meet and exceed the expectations of your original augmentation.

What Is Double Bubble?

Double Bubble occurs when a breast implant shifts position. In most cases, the implant moves down the chest wall and behind the breast inframammary crease (where the lower breast meets the chest) instead of moving forward to fill the breast cavity. If left untreated, the implant will form unnatural-looking indentations, resulting in a double bubble effect.

Is Double Bubble Correction right for you ?

Pre and Post Operative Instructions

Double Bubble can happen for a wide variety of reasons, but some of the most common reasons patients seek a corrective procedure include:

Poor implant positioning in the initial surgery.

Excessively large implant for chest size.

Breast change or sag after pregnancy, breastfeeding, significant weight changes, etc.

Capsular contracture following the initial surgery.


Before surgery

Double bubble correction will differ significantly depending on the complication's cause and the individual patient's goals. During the initial consultation, your surgeon will listen to your implant history and perform an extensive exam to help determine the correct type of procedure that will be the safest and most effective for you.

If you choose to remove and replace implants, your surgeon will help you select the incision technique and implant type, size, and shape to achieve your aesthetic goals and help avoid a similar problem from reoccurring. Your surgeon will also help you create a detailed pre-operative plan for optimal results. 

Stop smoking
Fill prescriptions
Stop medications and supplements that exacerbate bleeding
Plan time away from work, childcare, and pet care for recovery
Find a family member or friend to bring you home and assist you after surgery

During surgery

Double bubble corrections vary depending on the cause and the patient’s needs. During the procedure, the same incisions from the original surgery will be used to minimize scarring whenever possible. 

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Double Bubble Correction

Some procedure options include:

Removing current implants and replacing them with a more appropriate size or profile

Eliminating scar tissue

Lifting the breast to a higher position on the chest wall

Restructuring the breast pocket to hold the implant more securely

Reconstructing the breast crease to resist the downward movement of the implant

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Surgery Duration
2 hours

After surgery

It is normal to experience soreness and swelling for the first two weeks following your double bubble correction. Pain relievers and cold compresses are typically used to ease these side effects during the early phase recovery process. Some revisions require extensive pocket repair that involves using specialized bras as well.

Your surgeon will provide specific instructions for optimal post-operative care, including an advanced scar management protocol after the initial healing period. Your surgical team is always available and will closely monitor your recovery in the weeks and months following surgery.

Initial Recovery Period
4 days
Final Results
6 months