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 face, nose, body, 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.