Breast Rippling After Breast Augmentation: What You Need To Know

Breast Rippling After Breast Augmentation | Dr. John Park, Newport Beach

Breast Rippling After Breast Augmentation: What You Need To Know

Breast augmentation has a high success rate with the vast majority of women pleased with their newly contoured breasts. When performed by a skilled surgeon such as Newport Beach plastic surgeon Dr. John Park, breast augmentation produces beautiful natural looking results. However, on occasion, Dr. Park sees patients who are experiencing breast implant rippling. When this happens, there are visible ripples that can be seen on the outside of the breasts and in the cleavage area. Although it’s not aesthetically pleasing, implant rippling is not something to race to the ER about. It can be safely and effectively corrected with breast revision. If you’re considering breast augmentation, it’s essential that you know what can cause breast implant rippling and how to avoid it.

Common Causes – Breast Implant Rippling

  • Not Enough Breast Tissue: Women who have smaller breasts and desire a larger more voluptuous bustline are typically at a higher risk for developing rippling because they lack substantial breast tissue. This isn’t to say that women with smaller amounts of breast tissue can’t achieve full beautiful breasts, because they can. These women just have to be cautious of their situation. By selecting smaller implants or placing the implant behind the chest muscle can help to prevent rippling from occurring.
  • Type Of Implant: Both saline and silicone implants can create natural-looking results, but saline implants tend to produce more rippling than their gel-filled counterpart. This is because saline implants are filled with a watery solution that’s not particularly hard or dense leaving it susceptible to possible rippling. However, there are ways to prevent this from happening even with saline implants including overfilling the implant. This is why you should always have your breast augmentation performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon that has extensive experience in performing breast surgery.
  • Implant Placement: Implants can be placed either above or below the chest muscle. Implant positioning will be determined by you and Dr. Park depending on your needs and goals. If you suffer from thin breast tissue, Dr. Park may recommend placing the implant behind the chest muscle to give the implant added protection which in turn reduces the possibility of seeing visible ripples. If you’ve already undergone breast augmentation and are experiencing implant rippling due to implant placement, Dr. Park can perform breast revision and move the implant to behind the chest muscle.


Avoid Breast Rippling After Breast Augmentation Contact John Park MD Plastic Surgery

Breast augmentation can be an exciting time. Make sure you don’t have to endure breast revision due to rippling by taking the necessary precautions. Contact John Park MD Plastic Surgery to set up your breast augmentation consultation today. Call 949-777-6883.

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