I have awful rippling even with Naterelle 410 FF style and subpectoral placement. (photos)
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Rippling with Natrelle Implant
Implant #rippling is unlikely a serious issue as much as it is #esthetic. An ultrasound or #MRI can reveal otherwise. Such as if it's a silicone implant which is leaking. Nevertheless, the implant or both can be revised if you choose. Speak and visit your board-certified surgeon to further evaluate the matter and determine the options best suitable.
If you are very thin or lean, any type of #implant can display some #wrinkling. However, #positioning under the muscle may help. Silicone implants do better than saline in this case. Also, adding a mesh (i.e. #ADM or similar) can help. Smaller implants, skin #tightening and #capsulectomy may also treat #rippling or #wrinkling. Be sure to select a plastic surgeon who is #board-certified and has a great deal of experience with breast #augmentation and the incision type, #implant placement, and implant type. Plastic surgeons who have specialized in breast surgery and cosmetic surgery are suitable to perform your breast augmentation. Aside from checking board-certification, it is suggested that you look at before and after photos of the surgeons actual patients, and read patient reviews. Gathering all of this information will help you make a well-informed decision.
Wrinkling and Rippling
Your result is really - really good---I tell my patients to wait until we have some better solutions. I use a lot of Strattice and Hi fill implants and that's not the answer either. Better but never gone.
Hang in there.
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Breast Implant Rippling most often occurs when there is insufficient soft tissue coverage due to little overlying body fat and breast tissue. Implants placed beneath the muscle help to minimize this phenomena but the lower and outside breast (as pectoralis muscle is no longer present), towards the cleavage where the muscle thins out or on top of the breast where breast tissue is often lacking are the most common places to see rippling. It is often accentuated with certain positions (e.g. bending over,or leaning). Most of the time, rippling is felt along the outer side of the breast and the inner side of the breast next to the cleavage. Breast implant waviness (rippling) that is felt but not noticeable to the eye is very common and should not be a concern. However, when rippling is visible, patients are often self-conscious about their appearance.
Factors that are associated with increased rippling include:
- Traditional Saline implants (IDEAL® Saline implants less likely)
- Textured implants
- Large implants
- Thin patients with low BMI
- Implants placed above the muscle
- Prior history of rippling
- Heavier and larger breasted women
- Using a highly cohesive form-stabile silicone implants (gummy bear)
- Smooth implants
- Smaller implants
- Submuscular placement
Strattice for better coverage with rippling
I have awful rippling even with Naterelle 410 FF style and subpectoral placement.
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