Breast Implant Exchange and Revision to correct Rippling
What is breast implant rippling?
Breast augmentations with saline or silicone implants can both cause rippling of the breast skin. Breast implant rippling looks like visible ridges or wrinkles on the breast and is mostly seen on the outer or inner bottom of the breast. Most women can normally feel their breast implants and at times can even feel the implant folds or ripples. In women who have very think skin, scant breast tissue, and extremely large breasts implant ripples can become very noticeable.
How to correct breast implant rippling?
Breast implant experts usually don’t recommend any intervention for palpable but non-visible implant ripples. On the other hand when implant rippling becomes very visible most plastic surgeons usually intervene, knowing that success can be limited or temporary! These are some of the techniques used to correct breast implant rippling:
- Exchange to larger breast implants
- Revision of breast implant pocket
- Exchange from saline to silicone breast implants, or vice versa
- Exchange from textured to smooth breast implants
- Breast lift to reduce excess loose skin
- AlloDerm graft placement
- Fat grafting of breasts
Example of Breast Implant Revision and Correction of Implant Ripples
This is a 42 years old Caucasian woman who after childbirth and losing weight developed rippling of her breast implants, mostly over the inner bottom area of her breasts. She was also unhappy with the lack of cleavage. Dr. Sean Younai who is a breast implant specialist in Los Angeles reviewed her treatment options and possible risks and shortfalls. Considering that after weight loss she had also lost breast volume she elected to exchange her 375 cc breast implants with 450 cc round moderate profile saline breast implants. Dr. Younai also made adjustments to her breast implant pocket and capsule in order to create more cleavage, as well as to lift the breasts internally.
After recovering from breast implant exchange and correction of rippling she is very pleased with her overall look and breast shape.
- Patient #: 10816
- Gender: Female
- Ethnicity: Caucasian
- Age: 41 - 50
- Procedure: Breast Augmentation