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How can I avoid getting a rippled look when I have my breasts done?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
Patients who have thin, ectomorphic or minimal amounts of breast tissue normally do well with silicone gel implants. Smooth silicone gel implants ripple significantly less than textured implants. Saline implants are notorious for palpability and visibility of the implant edge which can be seen especially on the outer lateral third of the breast as there is no muscle coverage along the lateral third covering the implant. To reduce rippling in thin women, we normally consider high profile or moderate-plus smooth silicone gel implants placed in the dual plane technique with two thirds of the implant behind the muscle. Also, overfilling the saline implants generally will also reduce visibility of the implant edges.

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