Undergoing breast augmentation can be an exciting experience for many women, especially those who want to improve their confidence levels. However, if you were given breast implants that are far too big for your body, you may notice that you’re suffering from rippling; in other words, you can see wrinkles or folds of the skin breast that has been augmented with saline or silicone implants.
Breast implant rippling can be a major problem for women, as this is a clear and obvious sign that plastic surgery was performed. What’s more, rippling can create an unattractive cleavage line, as the wrinkling effect typically occur at the cleavage, at the lower pole, or along the sides of the breasts.
It’s not just women with implants who can experience rippling – women who may have accumulated considerable sun damage or have loose skin may see the dreaded rippling effect. This phenomenon is perhaps most obvious when you bend over, as the weight of the breasts create a pulling motion that shows the wrinkles.
Rippling is usually normal in women who have undergone breast augmentation, as this can be attributed to the effects of gravity. However, if women do not have enough breast tissue to cover the effects of rippling, it can become painfully obvious to the naked eye. This is why women who suffer from rippling should seek out the care and expertise of Dr. Sean Doherty, a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Brookline, Massachusetts (also serving the greater Boston, MA area).
Dr. Doherty prevents breast implant rippling from the very beginning by ensuring that each patient is provided implants that are ideal for their body size. Dr. Doherty uses each patient’s measurements to determine the size, type, and placement of the implants to reduce the risk of rippling.
For patients who currently suffer from rippling, Dr. Doherty can change the size and placement of the implants, as well as add breast tissue to patients who may not have enough to cover the rippling effect. Dr. Doherty can do this by harvesting fat in other areas of the body, or by using an acellular dermal matrix like Strattice or Bella Derma, which acts as a barrier between the implant and the skin.
If you’re concerned about rippling, schedule a consultation with Dr. Doherty today! His Brookline, MA cosmetic surgery practice serves the greater metro Boston, MA area. You can reach Dr. Doherty at (617) 735.8735 or simply fill out the form in the top right corner..