Bottoming Out

“Bottoming out” is a potential breast augmentation complication that can occur in patients who have very thin breast tissue. If your breast implants are placed above your chest muscle (subglandular placement) and you do not have enough breast tissue, the implant may end up settling too low on your chest, while your nipple appears too high.

Dr. Angelchik works to avoid bottoming out by:

  • Carefully examining the thickness of your breast tissue
  • Helping you select breast implants that are the right size and weight
  • Using subpectoral placement whenever possible
  • Preventing over-dissection of the breast pocket

Subpectoral breast implant placement (behind the muscle) not only reduces your risk of bottoming out, it also reduces the risk of capsular contracture. Aesthetically, placing implants behind your chest muscle also helps keep the shell of the implant covered and hidden so it does not show in your cleavage area.

If you have further questions about bottoming out or other breast augmentation complications, please contact Dr. Angelchik, MD today to schedule an initial consultation. We serve patients in the Scottsdale and Phoenix areas of Arizona.

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