I had breast implants under the muscle. It seems that my right breast is not under the muscle. There is rippling on top? (Photo)
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How to tell if implants are under the muscle
It does appearthat you have Rippling on the right breast. Generally placing the implant under the muscle prevent this from happening. It is possible that you have had a very thin muscle or your muscle thinned out over time. A relatively simple way to check for sub muscular placement is this place your hands together in front of you in prayer position. Push your hands toward each other doing an isometric contraction of your pectoral muscle. You should feel this on both sides. If you look in the mirror you will see that the muscles cause the implant to ride up. If the implant is above the muscle it will not ride up with this maneuver. As soon as you stop pressing the implants come back down Rippling is a known complication of breast augmentation. You should return to your original surgeon and discuss your concerns
Rippling with an Implant
The only way to know for sure is with a diagnostic test called a "mammorgram". Implant rippling can be due to a variety of causes but the main thing is that you are interested in getting in fixed. This can be done effectively with an implant replacement using a more cohesive form of silicone.
You can often tell by contracting your pectoralis muscles
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