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Fat Grafting Can Reduce the Appearance of Breast Implant Rippling

by Dr. Daniel Lin

Breast Implant Rippling

Breast augmentation or reduction is a popular cosmetic surgery as women seek to sculpt their bodies to achieve the most desirable end result. This form of plastic surgery is also done in case of accidents or illnesses that affect the body.

Most of the time, the breast implants will enhance the figure and leave a women feeling good about herself. In rare cases, despite adequate post surgery care the end result does not match expectation or the end appearance is not as natural as it should be. For example, breast implant rippling affects the appearance of the breast augmentation or reduction surgery.


What is breast implant rippling?

Breasts implant rippling is a rare defect that occurs after breast augmentation or reduction surgery. It refers to folds or wrinkles that occur within an implant that are visible through the skin. This rippling is typically on the bottom or sides of an implant. In few cases rippling is also seen in the middle near the cleavage. This rippling affects the overall look of the breasts post surgery.

The causes breast implant rippling

  • Breast implant rippling may occur due to a variety of reasons. The main culprits of this problem are:
  • The size of the implants i.e. oversized implants can cause breasts implant rippling.
  • Breast tissue i.e. inadequate breast tissue to cover an implant may also lead to breasts implant rippling.
  • Breasts implant rippling may also occur if saline implants are under inflated.

Avoiding breasts implant rippling

There aren’t any guaranteed techniques that will prevent breast implant rippling. This is a rare defect that occasionally occurs post breast surgery. However surgeons can take measures to reduce risks against rippling. For example, many surgeons recommend placing the implants below the muscles in the chest to ensure there is adequate tissue to cover the implant. Others recommend silicon implants for women with small natural breasts due to the viscosity of the implant.

Dr. Daniel Lin recommends fat grafting to reduce the appearance of breast implant rippling.

What is fat grafting?

Fat grafting or fat injections is a process wherein the surgeon transfers fat from areas that have excess fa such as outer thigh and injects it into your breasts if it lacks adequate tissue coverage. This will ensure the implants added to your breasts are adequately covered, which will reduce the risk of rippling.

Fat grafting is a safe and long-lasting procedure. It produces natural-looking results and is typically well tolerated by all patients.

Fat grafting can be done during the breast augmentation or reduction surgery. It can also be used to correct rippling post surgery.

If you notice breast rippling after undergoing breast augmentation or reduction surgery, you can correct these imperfections that are maring your appearance by contacting Dr Daniel Lin.

Click here to learn more about all the plastic surgery procedures and treatments cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Lin performs for patients in and around Pasadena, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, West Covina, Inland Empire, and San Gabriel Valley.

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