Rippling is the term describing a condition affecting women with breast implants in which the implant is visible on the outer perimeter of the implant, on sides, bottom, or between the breasts, creating an unnatural wavy look. This condition occurs more often in thinner women with less natural breast tissue and is often the result of incorrect implant placement.
Why did my implants ripple? What can I do about it?
Breast implant rippling (also called implant wrinkling) is one of the more common complications associated with breast augmentation surgery. It appears as a wavy, unnatural texture usually on the top portion of the breast. It’s not fun.
Our doctors have much experience correcting implant rippling. Whether you are concerned that you will get implant rippling, or you suspect you already have this problem, our doctors have the answers for the prevention and correction of this complication.
What causes implant rippling?
- Poor skin quality or thin skin
- Small amount of breast tissue
- Saline implants
- Large implants
- Textured implants
- Subglandular implant placement
Yes, we can help you resolve rippling.
Our doctors corrects breast implant rippling with breast revision surgery. The technique he uses for revision will depend on several factors, including how your initial implants were placed and the type and size of implant you chose for your initial augmentation.
What surgery will I need to fix rippling?
Some cases require complex revision techniques, which include internal capsulorrhaphy (medical term for the repair of a tear or surgical incision in any capsule) sutures, creation of neo-pockets (a new pocket created with a specialized medical product called acellular dermal matrix), mastopexy (breast lift), fat grafting, or reinforcement. Our doctors have also had significant success with their techniques of in-office deflation and implant exchange.
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Our doctors use the most advanced surgical techniques to correct a range of issues from a primary breast augmentation. His procedures include resolving:
- Percutaneous implant deflation
- Breast asymmetry
- Bottoming out
- Capsular contracture
- Double bubble
- Breast ptosis
- Breast implant rippling
- Breast implant rupture
- Breast implant size change
- Breast symmastia
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