A breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to enhance the bust, and create a more desirable shape. In most cases, women who opt to undergo breast augmentation surgery hope to achieve results that are as natural as possible. Unfortunately, in some cases, the implant begins to ripple, in a way which can be seen and felt through the skin.
In addition to detracting from the results of the augmentation, implant rippling can be a source of embarrassment as it is a clear indication of the enhancement, which many women hope will remain undetected. Luckily, there are several ways to avoid breast implant rippling.
Choose Silicone Over Saline Implants
While saline implants have a number of advantages, patients who hope to prevent the risk of rippling are encouraged to select silicone implants, as one of the causes of breast rippling is the over or under filling of saline breast implants. Silicone implants, on the other hand, are pre-filled, which reduces that possibility. Silicone implants are made up of a cohesive gel, which has the look and feel of natural breast tissue.
As a result, they are the preferable material for women seeking natural results. Since women with little natural breast tissue are most likely to notice visible implant rippling, they are best suited to silicone implants.
Opt For Sub-Muscular Placement Of Implants
The sub-muscular technique, or under the muscle placement, involves positioning the implants partially under the pectoralis major chest muscle. Placing the implants below both the existing breast tissue and the pectoral muscle helps to prevent the risk of visible rippling and consequently, leads to more natural results, as the implants are better able to blend in to the preexisting breast tissue and may therefore be undetectable.
Conversely, the sub-glandular technique, which involves placing implants over the muscle, is more likely to result in noticeable ripping for thin patients because the implants are just below the surface of the skin.
Conservative Implant Selection
Another way to reduce the likelihood of implant rippling is to be conservative when selecting the size of your implants. While many women hope to achieve a considerable enhancement through breast augmentation, larger implants are more challenging to seamlessly merge with existing breast tissue.
As a result, individuals who choose larger implants are more likely to experience visible rippling. Smaller, more proportionate implants on the other hand, are easier to camouflage, which results in a subtler enhancement and a lower chance of rippling.
Although the aforementioned choices will help reduce the risk of breast implant rippling, your choice of surgeon will also help ensure that you are satisfied with the results. A highly qualified, skilled plastic surgeon will have the knowledge necessary to help you choose the most suitable size, placement, and implant type for you.
To learn more and to determine your candidacy for this procedure, please contact Edelstein Cosmetic to schedule a consultation with Dr. Edelstein or Dr. Jindal – leading Toronto plastic surgeons.
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