Can flex deformity go away on its own? (Photo)
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Animation deformity (the rippling seen post submuscular augmentation upon contraction of the pectoralis muscle) is one of the most commonly cited drawbacks to submuscular implant placement. Intuitively, it is caused by the action of the muscle as it spans the upper pole of the implant.
The degree to which this animation is notable depends upon the patient and native breast size. Larger breasts serve as more effective camouflage. Ultimately, this is normal and expected post augmentation.
As always, discuss your concerns with a board certified plastic surgeon.
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