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Implant rippling: how to avoid it

27th Oct 2016

While many women across the world have greatly enhanced their aesthetic appearance with breast implants, breast augmentation via implants comes with a number of complications, including rippling. Breast implant rippling is a condition whereby the implant becomes visible and/or can be felt through the skin. In most cases, rippling is felt or seen on the outer and inner sides of the breast, near the cleavage. Implant rippling is a common complication. However, the condition cannot be easily diagnosed.

 

It has been noted that silicone breast implants ripple less often than saline implants. Moreover, implants with smooth surface ripple less than those with textured surfaces. In case of saline implant, the implant edge has the tendency to become visible and/or felt around on the outer areas of the breast because it doesn’t get much muscle coverage in that region.

 

Implant rippling can be avoided by choosing silicone implants over saline implants. Furthermore, selecting smooth surfaced implants can reduce the likelihood of implant rippling.

 

Implant rippling can be avoided by choosing silicone implants over saline implants. Furthermore, selecting smooth surfaced implants can reduce the likelihood of implant rippling.

 

It is important to understand that breast implants can be placed either underneath or over the breast muscle. When the implant is placed over the breast muscle, there is more possibility for rippling because the implant can be easily felt and/or seen. It is, therefore, recommended that you choose to get the implants placed underneath the breast muscle where it gets more tissue coverage, which can be of greater help in avoiding rippling.

 

If you are a thin woman, your plastic surgeon may recommend smooth silicone gel implant to be placed via the dual plane method, with most of the implant underneath the breast muscle. If you are getting saline implants,overfilling the implant shells with the saline solution can decrease the likelihood of implant rippling. However, only a highly experienced and skilled plastic surgeon can do this, because sometimes overfilling saline implant can lead to implant rippling.

 

Very large implants have also been associated with rippling, meaning that if you want to avoid rippling, you should not choose very large implants.Rippling due to very large implants is common in both silicone and saline implants. Large implant strains the tissue and skin in your chest, which consequently triggers rippling. Your breast implants should be appropriately sized if you want to avoid this condition.

 

Rippling can occur anytime after breast augmentation; therefore, you should be careful down the road. It is important to maintain a stable weight after getting breast implants. You should not be too thin or gain too much weight.This will help keep your breast implants from rippling.

 

If you fall into the hands of an inexperienced and unskilled doctor, the tendency for your breast implants to ripple will multiply. Rippling of implants has also been associated with surgical errors. If you want to avoid implant rippling, you should choose only a board-certified, experienced, and skilled plastic surgeon to perform your breast implant surgery. A board-certified plastic surgeon will not only recommend you the best course of action to avoid implant rippling, but also perform a high quality breast augmentation procedure with impressive results that would serve you for many years.

 


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