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Implants Bottoming Out Houston

Bottoming out is a term used to describe when breast implants move downward and become positioned too low on the chest wall. This causes an abnormal appearance where the breast implant extends below the lower breast fold, the upper portion of the breast lacks fullness, and the nipples appear too high.


Why me? Find out how bottoming out happens.

Bottoming out is one of the more common problems that can occur following breast augmentation. There are a number of reasons why bottoming out occurs. In most cases, there is a lack of strength and support in the lower breast, causing the implant to move below the boundaries of the natural breast.

The most common cause of “bottoming out” is using too large of a breast implant for the individual patient. When the breast implant is too large, heavy, or wide for the patient’s anatomy to support, it will move down and out of the intended breast pocket… thus, the term “bottoming out.”

Why choosing the right breast augmentation surgeon is a big, BIG deal.

Characteristics of a woman’s anatomy such a weak or undefined inframammary crease (breast fold), skin laxity or tightness, muscle position and strength, and chest wall structure all play a significant role in planning breast augmentation. Surgical technique with over-dissection of the pocket can contribute to bottoming out. Choosing the right breast augmentation surgeon matters above all – as a full evaluation of your anatomy is a critical point in avoiding the risk of implants sagging or “bottoming out.”

Implants Bottoming Out Houston

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There’s hope. We can correct implants that are bottoming out.

Correcting breast implants that have “bottomed out” can be extremely difficult. The highest likelihood for success can be achieved by plastic surgeons who have a lot of experience handling these challenging cases.

As breast augmentation revision specialists, our doctors has extensive experience and a very high level of success correcting “bottoming out.”


Although each case is unique and requires a custom surgical correction, our doctor's surgical techniques usually involves reconstructing the inframammary crease (lower breast fold), using permanent sutures to revise the “pocket” or space where the breast implants are located (with a technique known as “capsulorraphy”), and repositioning the breast implants in a higher and closer position to restore cleavage and shape.

Don’t Let “Bottoming Out” Get You Down!

If you have breast implants that are “down and out” and in need of repair, call our office to schedule your appointment today. Our doctors can get your breasts “up and in” where they belong (isn’t that uplifting news?).

Implants Bottoming Out Houston

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