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Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery-SanFrancisco Bay Area|Marin County

Can I Get Larger Implants?

July 25th, 2012 Miguel A. Delgado Jr, MD

Increasing Implant Size

One of the main reasons Sonoma County and Marin County women have a breast  revision surgery is to increase the size of their implants. A common complaint among many women is that they wish they had gone larger when they had their initial breast augmentation surgery. It is very important to have clear communication with your surgeon when determining the size.

There are a variety of techniques that are used to assist in determining breast size. One of the most common breast size test is the rice test: another is the Mentor Volume Sizing System.

Women who wish to have very large breast implants need to understand that the size is limited by their body dimension and frame. As the size of the breast implant increase, the width increases and can “out-pace” the size of your chest. Your surgeon will take measurements and advise you of your options.

What is a “Double Bubble”?

July 6th, 2012 Miguel A. Delgado Jr, MD

Silicone breast implant

There are different situations that require breast revision surgery for San Francisco patients. One is called the “double bubble”.  The double bubble is the result of a secondary crease caused by the  breast implant resting below the natural crease, also known as the inframammary fold.

 If the surgeon is aware of this during breast augmentation surgery, there are steps that can be taken to correct it. However, if the double bubble occurs after surgery and after the implant has settled, it will require revision surgery by an experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon such as Dr. Delgado who serves patients in  Marin and Sonoma counties.