Breast Augmentation: What is “Bottoming Out”?

Buttock and Breast Augmentation (NYC), Park Plaza Plastic Surgery New York (NY)

Some breast augmentation patients with thin or minimal breast tissue experience an aesthetic complication called “bottoming out”. This condition occurs most often when a woman’s breast implants are placed above the chest muscle and do not have adequate skin coverage. This can cause the implants to settle too low on your chest, and your nipple will appear too high on the breast mound.

In order to avoid bottoming out, Dr. Lefkovits will help you select breast implants that are of an appropriate size and weight. He will take into consideration the thickness of your existing breast tissue and the placement method you prefer when making a recommendation. Additionally, Dr Lefkovits takes care during surgery to avoid over-dissection of the breast pocket, striving to provide long-lasting aesthetic results that patients can enjoy for many years to come.

If bottoming out does occur, it can be corrected through a follow-up procedure where Dr. Lefkovits moves scar tissue from the bottom of your breast pocket up to a new, higher breast fold.

If you live in New York and have further questions about breast augmentation, please contact New York City cosmetic surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits today to schedule your consultation at Park Plaza Plastic Surgery. You can also reach us by phone at (212) 750-9494.