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Fat Grafting can Reduce the Appearance of Breast Implant Rippling

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Fat Grafting 

According to a study conducted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), breast augmentation is the second-most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the US after liposuction. Thousands of women undergo breast enhancement every year in the US with highly satisfactory results. However, post-op complications in breast implants can occur at any stage. Implant rippling is among the common concerns in this category.

Using fat grafting procedure, a plastic surgeon may be able to reduce the appearance of breast implant rippling. Fat grafting is much simpler and a lot more affordable as compared to breast replacement surgery, which is another option to eliminate rippling problem. Dr. Wright Jones is an experienced plastic surgeon providing fat grafting and other solutions to patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA, and surrounding areas.

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Causes of Implant Rippling

One or both breast implants may develop the problem of rippling if the patient does not have sufficient degree of breast tissue to cover the implant. In some cases, the implant may be oversized for the patient’s breast anatomy. Breast revision plastic surgery is an obvious solution to replace the rippled implants with new implants.

However, the need for an elaborate procedure such as breast revision can be avoided in most cases with fat grafting technique. Coverage and volume over the implant to the breast tissue can be added with this technique. The procedure is not designed to fix the issue of rippling, but it can make the rippling effect substantially less pronounced.

Advantage with Fat Grafting

A key benefit of fat grafting technique is that it enables the placement of extra fat in the precise locations where it is required. Implant rippling impact can be minimized when harvested fat cells are placed in exact areas over the implant to improve shape and fullness. Thin women who experience the problem of implant rippling can benefit the most from fat grafting.

Breast tissue thickening can occur over the implants with fat grafting, and it will build a kind of padding over the implants. Implant ripples will usually occur in the medial position, which can be difficult to correct. This is where fat grafting can be immensely useful to add volume to the upper half of the breasts. Rippling of the underlying implants gets covered, and any asymmetry of the breasts may also be corrected.

Need for an Expert Surgeon

Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Wright Jones receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA, and nearby areas for fat grafting. The procedure is very sensitive, and only a trained and experienced surgeon may be able to deliver consistent outcomes. Every part of the procedure ranging from fat harvesting to fat purifying to fat grafting will make a crucial difference to the final results.

An expert surgeon will be able to make sure that at least 70 to 90% of the injected fat survives. Multiple grafts become necessary partly due to the loss of fat. This situation can be minimized by a skilled surgeon.

See all plastic surgery procedures that Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Wright Jones performs of the facenosebody, and breast in and around Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA and surrounding areas. To schedule a consultation contact us at 404.994.5937 or click here.

Breast Augmentation Surgery 

Breast Augmentation Surgery Recovery Atlanta | Buckhead | Stockbridge GABreast augmentation is a highly sought-after cosmetic surgery procedure, and surgical techniques are being constantly improvised to allow the patient to recovery faster and resume their normal lifestyle in the shortest possible timeframe. While the recovery period is not too long, but it is an important part of the treatment process in order to achieve sterling and astounding results.

An experienced plastic surgeon will give detailed instructions for post-op care to help the patient achieve safer and faster recovery. Dr. Wright Jones is a dedicated plastic surgeon providing breast augmentation and other procedures. Dr. Jones receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta GA, and surrounding communities.

Initial Recovery Period

Breast augmentation plastic surgery will typically involve a recovery period of about three days to a week, before the patient is ready to resume her daily tasks gradually. However, the first week does not have to be spent lying in the bed, and walking and light physical activity is encouraged. Mild pain and discomfort is likely to be experienced in the first week, which can be managed with prescribed pain medications.

That actual downtime and the period required to make a complete recovery is primarily dependent on the type of surgical technique used, the location of incisions, the size of implants, the position of the implants in the breast tissue, and the patient’s natural healing ability.

Need for Surgical Garments

Surgical garments are a vital part of the recovery process. If the implants have been placed submuscularly, the cosmetic surgeon may recommend the patient to wear a two-inch wrap-around bandage just above the breast. Implant support is important during the initial recovery period to ensure that it gains harmony with the breast tissue and muscle, resulting in a natural look.

In case of a subglandular implant placement, the patient may wear a regular bra, but preferably without underwiring. Dr. Jones will advise the patients regarding all post-op recovery issues, and help them achieve a smooth and quick recovery. Patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta GA, and nearby locations have an opportunity to receive treatment from him.

Follow-up Visits

In some cases, the surgeon may ask the patient to visit them the very next after surgery. It may be necessary to check for hematoma or other complications. If the incisions have been closed with conventional sutures, the surgeon may remove them during the patient’s visit after a week.

During the follow-up visits, the surgeon will also look for any signs of itching or irritation in the treated area, which may indicate the development of an infection. An antibiotics prescription is usually prescribed immediately after surgery to minimize the risk of infection.


A massage regimen may be followed during the recovery period to facilitate desirable positioning of the implants, and building flexibility to minimize the risk of capsular contracture. A light massage may be enough to break up any scar tissue development. A breast massage can be performed for about 15 to 20 minutes twice a day for as long as required during the recovery process.

See all plastic surgery procedures that Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Wright Jones performs of the facenosebody, and breast in and around Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA and surrounding areas.

Breast Augmentation Surgery

Breast Augmentation Surgery Atlanta | Buckhead | Stockbridge | Marietta GABreast augmentation cosmetic surgery is an elaborate procedure requiring some advance preparation. A customized treatment plan and thorough preparation will have a positive impact on the final outcome. Following the initial consultation process, the breast augmentation surgery preparation will usually begin.

As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Wright Jones emphasizes on the importance of preparation in any surgical procedure. Dr. Jones receives breast augmentation patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA, and surrounding communities.

Pre-op Mammograms

Pre-operative mammograms may be required in case of breast augmentation plastic surgery. The surgeon may particularly require a mammogram if the patient is above the age of 40, and has not had a mammogram in the last one or two years. Once this diagnostic test is performed, the patient will have a baseline mammogram on the file, which is anyway going to be useful for comparisons when she undergoes mammograms in the future.

Adjusting Medications

The patient may also be required to undergo a blood test to determine any pre-existing infection or another medical condition. If the patient is on medication or herbal supplements, their regimen may have to be adjusted in consultation with the physician. The surgeon will also require the patient to stop using aspirin and certain other anti-inflammatory medications to mitigate the risk of bleeding during the procedure.

Arranging Help

The cosmetic surgeon may perform breast augmentation at a hospital or an accredited outpatient or ambulatory surgical center. In most cases, it will be performed as an outpatient procedure, and the surgeon will require the patient arrange for someone to driver her back home following surgery. For the first 24 or 48 hours, the patient should ideally have someone at home to assist with the basic chores.

Surgeon’s Instructions

The operating surgeon will typically provide a list of instructions, which should be followed carefully during the pre-op period. These constitute an important part of the preparation process. Some of the common instructions will include the following:

  • Quit smoking at least four to six weeks prior to surgery.
  • Avoid ibuprofen, aspirin, and any other drugs containing these blood thinning elements for at least two weeks before surgery.
  • Do not use Vitamin C, Vitamin E, herbal, and homeopathic supplements and remedies for at least a month prior to surgery, unless otherwise instructed by the surgeon.
  • Avoid wearing contact lenses, jewelry, metallic hair accessories, makeup and nail polish on the day of surgery.
  • Choose comfortable clothing for the day of surgery, which can be worn easily following the procedure. The top should preferably have zip or buttons in the front for easy wearing.
  • Do not drink or eat anything for eight hours before surgery.
  • Abstain from alcoholic beverages for at least 24 hours prior to surgery.
  • Diabetics and heart patients should discuss their condition with the surgeon during the consultation process as well as on the morning of surgery.

With correct adherence to the preparation guidelines, the patient will mitigate the risk of complications, and improve the chances of desirable and healthy results.

See all plastic surgery procedures that Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Wright Jones performs of the facenosebody, and breast in and around Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA and surrounding areas.

breast augmentation atlanta buckheadAugmentation mammaplasty, commonly known as breast implant or breast augmentation surgery, is a cosmetic surgery procedure aimed to enhance the size, fullness, and volume of female breasts through surgical placement of saline or silicone implants. Dr. Wright Jones is a plastic surgeon providing this procedure to patients in Atlanta, Stockbridge, GA and surrounding areas.

As an African American plastic surgeon, Dr. Jones has a close understanding of the ethnic breast anatomy, in addition to his knowledge and experience in the field of regular breast surgeries. Therefore, patients who are looking for a black cosmetic surgeon may consider visiting the practice of Dr. Jones for a consultation.

Why Choose Breast Implant Surgery?

Women may opt for breast augmentation for a variety of reasons. Cosmetic enhancement of the breasts is the most common reason. As a cosmetic surgeon in Atlanta and Stockbridge, GA, Dr. Jones will first evaluate the suitability of the candidate from all perspectives before recommending breast augmentation. He may perform breast augmentation surgery if the patient has one or more of the following attributes:

  • The woman is bothered by the naturally small size of breasts, which may have occurred due to genetic or other reasons.
  • The woman is dissatisfied with the breast size, even if the size is fairly normal, and is keen to increase the size to fulfill her aesthetic aspirations.
  • Breast volume loss has occurred following a pregnancy, breastfeeding or due to major weight reduction.
  • The woman has undergone mastectomy of one or both the breasts, and needs breast restoration.

Surgical Procedure

As an experienced cosmetic plastic surgeon, Dr. Jones will perform breast implant surgery using general anesthesia or intravenous sedation with local anesthesia, depending on the circumstances of a case. The total procedure may last for about one to three hours, and is usually performed as an outpatient surgery. The surgeon will choose the appropriate incision size and location according to the patient’s breast anatomy and her personal aesthetic goals.

Cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Jones, likes to place the incisions in most discreet locations to keep the scarring least obvious. Through the incisions, the surgeon will create a space for breasts to place saline or silicone gel implants. Decisions such as the choice of incision location, the type and size of implants, and the placement position of the implants are taken at the time of treatment planning in close consultation with the patient. Once the implants are adjusted securely into their targeted position, the surgeon will close the incisions with sutures.

Recovery and Results

Most patients will experience mild pain and soreness in the breasts for about first five days. Sutures are usually removed at the end of the first week, and the patient may be in a position to go back to work after that. The surgeon will advise the patient to refrain from lifting heavy weights or performing aggressive physical activities for at least four weeks. The results of breast augmentation are long lasting, and the full results will become visible over several months as the swelling resolves completely.

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