Rippling following Breast Enlargement – what is the cause?

Rippling is unfortunately a possibility with breast implants – but what causes it, and how can it be corrected?

People develop rippling in the upper part of the breast because there is insufficient soft tissue padding over the implant. This allows the outline of the implant to show through the skin.

Rippling can be avoided by adding an extra layer of muscle between the implant and the breast, and it is performed when the implant is right behind the breast muscle.

If you have developed rippling, the options to treat this include exchanging the implant for a firmer (more cohesive) implant which is less prone to rippling and it is less likely to show.

The other option is to place the implant behind the muscle of the breast which again conceals the implant.

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