One of the most common complaints that patients have post going through a breast implant surgery is the rippling caused by them. The reason for this side effect is either the person who has undergone breast implant surgery isn’t born with enough amount of tissue to cover the new implant or the size of the implant was too big for the patient at the first place.
Does this mean that I should not have breast implants?
It absolutely doesn’t mean that you should never think of breast implants in case you want them. It does mean that you need to be mindful of what can happen if you don’t have enough knowledge about what you are getting into. You must know that rippling – when you can see the outline and feel the texture of your implant from your skins surface, is a correctable problem but it shouldn’t occur at the first place if you consult a cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Eugene Kim, M.D, who is a double board certified plastic surgeon and has facilities in locations like Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA.
How is rippling caused?
Once your breast implant surgery is done, your body needs time to heal. During this healing process a capsule like structure is form around the inserted breast implants. This is nature’s way of providing support to your implants. Your doctor leaves a certain amount of room for this scar tissue to be formed during the surgery. This is the normal healing process and most people undergo it. The problem arises when this scar tissue isn’t formed properly which can cause rippling.
Can rippling be fixed?
Yes it can be fixed. A surgery performed by cosmetic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim can minimize the rippling effect by positioning your breast implants a bit differently and/or by utilizing the Fat Grafting procedure to even the surface.
What is fat grafting and how does it work?
Fat Grafting involves harvesting your fat cells via liposuction and injecting the harvested fat in or around your breast area to increase the cushioning of implants which they lack due to inadequate natural breast tissue. It is a healthy alternative as it doesn’t involve you getting into a surgery once again and helps reducing the removal of excess fat from your problem areas, if any.
Fat Grafting may not be right for everyone because a candidate needs to have enough fat reserves from which the required fat can be harvested. Dr. Eugene Kim can help you ascertain if you qualify or not. After the consultation the next step of treatment is the harvesting of pure fat by eliminating impurities from it. Once pure fat concentrate is retrieved after the purification process, it is injected in small amount all around your breast where scar tissue should have been. Recovery period is short as it is a minimally invasive method so you can be up and running in no time.
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