Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 15–19 | Cite as

Augmenting the narrow-based breast: The unfurling technique to prevent the double-bubble deformity

  • Charles L. Puckett
  • Matthew J. Concannon


Routine subpectoral or subglandular mammary augmentation in women with a small breast (particularly lower pole deficiency) often results in poor late results with the appearance of a double-bubble deformity. We describe our experience with a technique of unfurling the breast tissue at augmentation in an effort to avoid this complication and improve the long-term results.

Key words

Augmentation mammaplasty Complications Tuberous breast Inferior pole deficiency 


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© Springer-Verlag 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles L. Puckett
    • 1
  • Matthew J. Concannon
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Plastic Surgey-M349University of Missouri-ColumbiaColumbiaUSA

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