How To Recognize If Your Breasts Are Bottoming Out

Female Torso Holding Left Breast With HandsWhen women in New Jersey have breast enhancement surgery, they expect to have the breasts they’ve always wanted, and rarely consider what complications could arise. Though complications from breast augmentation are not common, they do happen. That’s why it is important for patients to be able to recognize the signs and symptoms early, so they reach out to Dr. Comizio for help. One complication some women may experience after breast augmentation is referred to as “bottoming out.” If you’ve had breast enhancement surgery, and think you are experiencing this complication, Dr. Comizio can assess whether a breast revision procedure is appropriate for you. Keep reading to learn more about what bottoming out is and how to recognize if you are experiencing it.

What Is Bottoming Out?

The term bottoming out refers to breast implants that have descended too low on the chest. The breast implants usually drop below the natural breast crease, which gives them an appearance of being bottom heavy, while the nipple appears to move up. This most often happens in women with extreme loss of skin elasticity and can only be corrected through breast revision surgery.

What Causes Bottoming Out?

Bottoming out happens when the internal support (the skin that keeps it in place) of the breast implant is lost. Though bottoming out isn’t something any woman in New Jersey expects to experience after her breast augmentation, there are some who will. And while there are some issues that lead to bottoming out that are beyond the control of you or your surgeon, being educated in what can cause bottoming out can help you avoid the complication in the first place. There are several things that can cause this phenomenon, such as:

● Having overly large implants placed in a patient with small, high breasts.
● Participating in heavy lifting or other strenuous exercises.
● The natural weight of the implant can pull the breasts down over time.
● Having loss of skin elasticity, such as women who have had extreme weight loss and have excess skin.

Signs And Symptoms Of Bottoming Out

For New Jersey women who begin to experience bottoming out of their breast implants, they will not experience pain, but will likely notice one or more of the following signs or symptoms:

● The distance between the nipple and inframammary fold may increase.
● The bottom of your breasts may appear to bulge downward.
● Your nipples may appear to point or move upwards, rather than forward.

Dr. Comizio At Her New Jersey Office

If you are a woman in the New Jersey area who has experienced any of the signs or symptoms we mentioned above, reach out to Dr. Comizio today and schedule an appointment to discuss breast revision surgery. She and her staff provide a quality of care that goes way beyond her individual role as a plastic surgeon. Dr. Comizio spends adequate time with each of her breast revision patients to ensure they fully understand their procedure and makes it a point to closely follow her patients after surgery.

Browse through our case studies to learn more about our patients’ first hand experience with breast revision surgery.