• Rippling from Implants

    Asked by busymom0413 on Thursday, May 16, 2013

    Rippling from Implants

    I had my TE's exchanged in October for silicone. It looks like I might have rippling not sure but it doesn't look right. Can something be done about this or will I just have to live with it? Not sure if I want nipple reconstructed if it will get worse with time. Has anyone else had this.

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    • AlizaMLS's Avatar

      Hi busymom0413,

      I'm Aliza, a Breast Cancer patient and the site's unofficial resident Medical Librarian. We (Librarians) don't usually answer med questions (we make all kinds of referrals and do research as needed) as answering med questions constitutes practicing medicine sans license which is illegal. However, I'm permitted to speak from my own experience and those of my family and friends who've been Cancer patients (we number too many).

      The best advice I can offer you (and I know a bit from the inside perspective as well because I used to be married to a physician) is to phone your plastic surgeon asap!! Don't worry now (underline now) about taking a poll to see if others have had this experience. You're having a medical problem that needs a fast response. Make an appointment to see that plastic surgeon yesterday. After you see her/him, that's the time to come back here and let us know what happened so we can offer you support and let you know how many of us have had similar experiences. I'm not trying to boss you around-just trying to let you know that your plastic surgeon would want to know asap if there's a problem as well.

      Here's hoping things go well for you. Please keep us apprised.

      Warm wishes,

      over 4 years ago
    • Nonnie917's Avatar

      Just the other day on this site a woman mentioned that she was having some fat from her body implanted over her implants to smooth them out. I don't get my implants until the 24th and I already have the fat because I went for a tram flap implant that turned out to be nothing when he got done. I didn't have enough belly fat to give me breasts thus the silicone implants. You should talk to our doctor about this and let him/her know that you are not happy with the implant results and want them fixed. Good luck. Hope everything works out for you.

      over 4 years ago
    • whirl's Avatar

      I am not exactly sure what you mean by "rippling". I have silicone implants. I have a ripple or like a fold on both sides. When I asked the plastic surgeon about the fold or ripple he said it was my pectorial muscles. I do strength training and other upper body strengthening. I am not exactly happy with the looks either. At 70 I am not exactly the swim suit model any way. I decided as picky as medicare is about what they might consider plastic surgery I just live with it.

      over 4 years ago
    • Gabba's Avatar

      I agree completely with AlizaMLS, please call your surgeon for an urgent appointment. Hopefully, the sooner you know what is causing it, the sooner/easier it will be to repair...at least you will have some peace of mind knowing what is going on. Good luck and God bless!

      over 4 years ago

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