Trauma to Right Side Caused Rippling in Left Saline Implant, Should I Be Worried?
- Asked by Tiffani300 in Richmond, IN
- 2 years ago
About a month ago I fell off the back of a truck that was going only 20 mph or so.I landed on the asphalt on my right side (on my arm, shoulder, and hip, not breast.Now my left implant has slight rippling on the inner part.My breasts are still the same shape,height and size,but I can feel slight rippling throughout the breast even though it is only visible on the inside edge.It is also slightly pushed out-a few mm.Is it possible that the muscle has torn? Should I be worried?
Rippling of breast after trauma
It appears that you have a disruption of the medial border of your pectoralis muscle which will have to be repaired to correct the deformity. There are several ways to do this. It is best repaired with a human dermal product to reconstruct it.
All the best,
Talmage J. Raine MD FACS
Rippling in Saline Breast Implants
Trauma after Breast Augmentation
It is really difficult to say what is going on without first examining you. I do see the rippling along the medial edge (and sometimes this does happen even without the trauma). What I see is your nipple/areola pointing outward therefore indicating to me that you may need pocket correction for better placement of the implants therefore improving the placement of the areola on the breast. Best to have an examination by a board certified plastic surgeon who can let you know what is going on and discuss implant mal-position issues with you.
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