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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Breast Implant Picture- Before Breast Implants “drop” or “settle”...

Dec 23, 2011 by

So, if I’m paying money for a surgery, I want results. And I don’t want to wait for them and hope for them. If I was a doctor I would use products that gave the results, and that gave results immediately.I wouldn’t use or want a breast implant that needed to “drop” or “settle” in the months following in the breast augmentation surgery. How much will breast implants drop and settle? How does a doctor plan for the final position of breast implants based on the dropping and settling of the implants? What if they don’t drop or settle? Or what if the breast implants drop more than anticipated? What if only one implant drops? Or what if they don’t drop at the same rate or to the same position? Have a look at this picture....

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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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Capsular Contracture- Before & After Photograph...

Sep 27, 2011 by

Finally, a great picture of how un-natural capsular contracture looks that also shows how capsular contracture squeezes breast implants. I found this picture on the following website, I don’t know this doctor and my writing should not be taken as an endorsement, but it appears he did an outstanding job correcting the capsular contracture found on both breasts. As you can see in the before picture, capsular contracture squeezes and distorts the breast implants. The breast implant re-operation is performed to correct the aesthetic look following capsular contracture and to eliminate any pain associated with the capsular contracture squeezing the implant. Part of the pain and distorted look of the implant is due to the hardening of the capsule that surrounds the implant. The doctors notes about this case: This patient presented to Dr. Yates with severe capsular contracture. Revision surgery...

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Breast Implant Wrinkling and Rippling- Statistics & Pictures...

Sep 10, 2011 by

How common is a wrinkling, waviness and rippling? I took a look at a study from Dr. Neal Handle that compared smooth, textured and polyurethane implant surfaces. The study included over 3,400 total implants, a comprehensive study to say the least. Here were his findings: Table 3. Abnormal Waviness and Rippling         Wavy or Rippling         Total No.  % Procedure*       Augmentation 1601 91 5.7 Reconstruction 352 27 7.7 Revision 1534 182 11.9 Surface Type†       Smooth 2067 143 6.92 Polyurethane 568 38 6.69 Textured 848 120 14.15         *Overallp 0.0001; augmentation versus reconstruction,p 0.1583; augmentation versus revision,p 0.0001; reconstruction versus re- vision,p 0.0250.       †Overallp 0.0001; polyurethane versus smooth,p 0.8492; poly- urethane versus textured,p 0.0001; smooth versus textured,p...

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Capsular Contracture- Photograph of Breast Implant & Capsule...

Aug 30, 2011 by

This is a great example of what the capsule that forms around a breast implant looks like: I found it on this website: http://www.oncoplasticsurgeons.co.uk/surgery/augmentation/capsular-contraction I don’t know this doctor, but this photograph is a very good example to help everyone understand what the capsule around a breast implant looks like. Follow that link to review the doctors writing about capsular contracture following breast implant surgery. Another great picture that compares a normal breast implant with an encapsulated breast implant: Hopefully these photographs will help everyone understand the role of capsule and the importance of a healthy capsule without any capsular contracture. As you can see, if there is any issue with the capsule, the implant can be compromised and could need to be removed (via capsulectomy). Again, please visit the doctors website to review the original pictures...

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