Causes of palpable folds or wrinkles in saline implant

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Article by
Chicago Plastic Surgeon

Reasons for a lumpy breast saline breast implant:

1) thin skin with visibility of normal wrinkles

2) capsular contracture with "scrunching" of implant causing folds

3) textured surface causing folds and knuckles

4) partial deflation of implant with collapse and folding

5) underfilling of implants

6) flipping of implant