Traction Wrinkling following Breast Augmentation...

Dec 28, 2011 by

A number of doctors have mentioned the rate of breast implants wrinkling has been increasing; many attribute this to something that is being called traction wrinkling. Traction wrinkling of breast implants could be on the rise due to the increased use of anatomical shaped implants- like the popular tear drop shape. When you combine the anatomical shape of the implant with the textured surface, the traction wrinkling can occur as the implant moves and settles. A Plastic Surgeon in America named Richard V. Dowden, MD wrote a good description about traction wrinkling of implants which can be seen below or found here. I am not sure how Dr. Dowden doesn’t consider traction wrinkling as a complication- the picture he posted shows prominent wrinkles caused by the traction wrinkles, something no woman would want or...

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Thousands of Women Told to have Breast Implants Removed- Always choose a high quality breast implant...

Dec 21, 2011 by

Please read this article from the Daily Mail regarding the use of low quality breast implants:  Thousands of British women told to ‘have breast implants removed if you’re worried’ as French authorities issue cancer alert This is a very scary case of women having breast implants of low quality and not made of the proper silicone. As I have written many times, always choose a well qualified surgeon and the best breast implants available. I have not touched on the danger of low quality implants in prior posts, but this article and situation highlights how important the issue is and the trauma the women with the low quality implants will go through to have the implants removed and worry about their health for years to come. Don’t cut costs on your breast implant surgery. Choose a good doctor,...

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Breast Implant Rippling: Traction Rippling Explanation & Photographs...

Nov 24, 2011 by

More on rippling as it seems to be the most common issue that arises immediately after a breast augmentation. The reason for what- based on chat rooms and blogs- seems to be a rise in breast implant wrinkling and rippling could be attributed to the increase in use of anatomically shaped textured breast implants, namely the tear drop shape. Below are some good pictures of rippling and wrinkling and a good explanation from a post on the Just Breast Implants Implants website. The post on Just Breast Implants focused on pictures, but did have brief, but very helpful, information about traction rippling: As the implant drops, or settles into place, the textured surface of the shell pulls on the scar capsule, which in turn, pulls on the skin. This produces traction rippling. It can...

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Why Are Polyurethane-covered Silicone Implants Not Legal in USA? Q & A...

Nov 22, 2011 by

I will try to avoid ranting and raving about one country not approving a drug/device while other major countries use the drug/device with great success. I will try. But, it still makes no sense to me that capsular contracture in the USA is shown in FDA studies to be up to 15% of implants with textured or smooth shells and the FDA doesn’t evaluate what 35 other countries are using- polyurethane foam covered silicone gel breast implants- to reduce capsular contracture. This might become a challenge for doctors in the USA as more and more patients know about capsular contracture and polyurethane foam covered silicone gel breast implants- will USA based doctors lose business to countries like England, Brazil and Mexico? I found this Q & A on the Real Self website (this is a great website for Q...

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Textured Silicone Breast Implants & Implant Rippling...

Oct 19, 2011 by

Did you know textured silicone implants have a higher amount of rippling and wrinkling than smooth silicone implants? I won’t even discuss saline implants- of course they wrinkle and ripple more due to the nature of saline. This is a good post and discussion about breast implant rippling, this is taken from the Real Self website, please click here to read in full. The patient asks the following: I am 5’4″, 140 lbs and currently a deflated, mildly sagging 34C. My base width is 14.5cm. I’m scheduled to get 469cc textured silicone implants (14.1cm) in a few days. My PS and I have decided on dual plane, inframammary. I am wondering if there is any way to determine the likelihood of rippling… especially since my weight tends to fluctuate within about 10 lbs (breasts usually...

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Breast Implants “Dropping” or “Settling” Is Not A Good Thing...

Sep 23, 2011 by

Most women want breast implants for aesthetic reasons- for larger breasts, to solve drooping or sagging breasts or increase breast size to firm up some of the loose skin. The post augmentation look of the implants is key, along with safety this is the most important factor. How can a doctor discuss the post augmentation aesthetic look of the implants if the implants will drop and move after the surgery? Does the doctor know how much they will drop? If so, why are there so many stories in various blog posts and online forums with unhappy patients whose breasts either didn’t “drop” and ride high on the chest, or whose breast “dropped” or settled low and now look like a rock in a sock? Breast implant dropping is not a good thing, the doctor...

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