Breast Implant Rippling : Rippling is a common problem after breast implant surgery, and it can affect a woman’s quality of life. Fortunately, there are treatment options available that can minimize this unwanted outcome. Submuscular placement and smooth surface implants are two common techniques that can help reduce rippling.
Submuscular placement reduces rippling
Submuscular placement is an option for breast implant placement that can significantly reduce rippling of the implants. This type of breast implant placement is preferred by many women, due to its decreased risk of postoperative complications.
However, it is a more complex procedure that can result in a longer recovery period and more pain and discomfort for the patient. Additionally, some people do not find submuscular placement as aesthetically pleasing as subglandular placement. The reason is that the implants may not be as well-positioned if the patient is flexing their muscles or bending their breast. This can also cause a distorted look for the implant.
Another reason why women choose submuscular placement is the fact that it provides better coverage for the implant. The placement also helps maintain a natural slope at the upper pole. In addition to this, submuscular placement reduces the risk of capsular contracture. This option is particularly suitable for women with less breast tissue and those who want to avoid capsular contracture.
Smooth surface implants reduce rippling
There are some pros and cons to both textured and smooth surface implants. While textured surfaces are more natural-looking, smooth ones reduce rippling. A textured implant has a firmer feel. However, they are also more prone to folds and ripples. Rippling can be especially noticeable in thin patients.
Textured implants reduce capsular contracture. They can be placed on top of the chest wall muscle, directly beneath the breast. However, when placed underneath the muscle, they do not significantly reduce CC. A textured implant may also increase the risk of postoperative seroma. This is something to discuss with a board-certified plastic surgeon before getting an implant. There are some risks to both types, but the overall risk is lower with textured implants.
Implant rippling is more likely to occur in thin patients, since there is less tissue between the implant and the skin. Compared with textured implants, smooth ones do not stick to surrounding tissues.
Women with small amounts of breast tissue are more likely to notice rippling
The reason for this is that women with small amounts of breast tissue have less tissue to cover the implant. Women with adequate amounts of breast tissue won’t experience rippling. A large pocket around the implant may also contribute to rippling. However, there are ways to reduce this problem. First, you should ensure that the implant was placed in an area where it is not likely to cause rippling.
Rippling can be prevented by choosing the right size of breast implants. Women with smaller breast tissue should consider choosing smaller implants and having the implants placed below the chest muscles. Women with asymmetryal breasts should consider smaller implants to create a more symmetrical appearance.
The type of implant can also affect the likelihood of rippling. Silicone-gel implants are less likely to cause rippling than saline-filled implants. Larger implants require a larger incision and additional follow-up care.
Treatment options for rippling
Rippling can be a cosmetic problem caused by the placement of a breast implant. Larger implants may cause more rippling than smaller ones. This problem is more common in women who are thin and have less breast tissue. Fortunately, there are treatments to help eliminate rippling.
One of the most effective treatment options for breast implant rippling is to replace the implant with a different one. Rippling may occur because of uneven filling or underfilling of the implant. Underfilled or overfilled saline implants are more prone to this problem. Silicone gel implants are more durable and have a lower rate of rippling.
Alternatively, a cosmetic surgeon may use fat grafting to replace the implant. Although fat grafting will not correct the rippling caused by implant rippling, it may help to make it less visible.