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Breast Implant Rippling Revision Surgeryin Darien

The size and shape of your breasts can play a critical role in self-image, so small breasts can often make you feel less confident. Breast augmentation is a way for women to enhance breast volume, feel more comfortable in certain clothes, and boost self-esteem. Surgery with Dr. David Passaretti in Darien, CT, doesn't just increase the size of your breasts. The procedure can do so much more...

Understanding Breast Implant Rippling

Breast implant rippling occurs most often with saline implants, since they are filled with a saltwater solution that is less resilient to external forces than the more viscous solution used in silicone implants. However, it is important to note that rippling is still possible with silicone implants. In many cases, rippling occurs because saline implants are over- or under-filled. When an implant is over-filled, the edge of the shell can begin to pull, resulting in rippling. Conversely, an under-filled implant can wrinkle or fold because it is insufficiently filled.

Women who have undergone subglandular (above the pectoral muscle) breast augmentation with saline implants are at an increased risk of developing this complication. Since there is more tissue covering the implant with submuscular (under the pectoral muscle) placement, the likelihood of rippling is smaller. Furthermore, women with thinner frames are also more likely to experience visual breast implant rippling.

Replacing Your Implants

Regardless of the cause of rippling, most women who experience this complication will find that it affects their confidence and compromises the results of their breast augmentation procedure. If you are experiencing saline breast implant rippling, Dr. Passaretti can replace them with new silicone implants to help ensure a more uniform appearance and prevent future rippling. Even if only one implant has begun to ripple, we typically recommend replacing both with silicone implants, since both implants must be the same type to achieve optimum results.

We will perform this procedure in our state-licensed operating facility to ensure your comfort and safety. During the corrective procedure, Dr. Passaretti will create an incision to access your implant. Once the old implant has been removed, the new implant will be set in place. If future rippling is a concern, we can use subglandular placement. Dr. Passaretti will evaluate the look, size, and shape of the new implant or implants before making any necessary adjustments and closing the incisions. After surgery, you will follow recommendations similar to recovery from breast augmentation.

Schedule an Appointment Today

Rippled implants can have a significant impact on a patient's confidence. Fortunately, Dr. Passaretti and his skilled staff are here to help. When you visit our practice, we will customize treatment according to your unique needs and aesthetic goals. By undergoing breast implant rippling revision surgery, we can restore your curves and sense of femininity. To learn more about revision surgery for breast implant rippling, schedule a consultation today.

If you are considering plastic surgery in Darien, CT or anywhere around Fairfield County, contact us to schedule a one-on-one consultation with top plastic surgeon Dr. Passaretti.

722 Post Rd, Ste 201, Darien, CT 06820