(757) 600-6227 Menu

This 23-year-old had saline breast implants placed by a plastic surgeon in another state through the inframammary approach.  She came to consult with me because she was not happy about how far the implants had dropped downward since they were placed.  During our consultation, I discussed with her the surgical procedure called capsulorraphy, during which we close off part of the pocket controlling where the implant sits. In her case, this was done through an incision just beneath the nipple so I could come from above and close off the lower pocket sutures.  Temporary implants used only during surgery, known as “sizers”, are always used for this procedure. Sizers help make sure the permanent sutures, hidden on the inside and used to close off the pocket, are in the proper location. They also help make sure the implant is placed in the correct position to achieve the most pleasing shape.  It is important to note that for an extended time after surgery, a bra must be worn to further support these sutures. However, after about two months this extra support is no longer needed, and we can see her result at      months with her implants stable in their proper position. 

Surgeon: Dr. Thomas Hubbard

Case Number: 42

© Hubbard. All Rights Reserved. Designed & Developed by Studio III

*The persons shown in photographs on this website are stock photography models and are not actual patients of Hubbard Plastic Surgery & Skin Enhancement.

Privacy Policy

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Online Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

We are excited to announce our reopening as of May 1st. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: Our commitment to your safety.

Consultations are available in our office and we will continue to offer Virtual Consultations as well. You will be asked to complete your registration paperwork in our secure patient portal prior to your appointment and your consultation fee will be collected by phone to minimize contact.

Here are a few changes we have made as we transition to this new era:

  • Please reschedule your appointment if you are not feeling well, have a fever, have been exposed to anyone with Covid-19 or travelled internationally within the last month.
  • We will limit the number of people in the building and waiting area to maintain social distancing and our staff will be wearing masks until restrictions are eased.
  • Please wear a mask during your visit but do not wear gloves. You will be given hand sanitizer.

Online & Virtual Consultation