Wrinkling & Rippling
The quality of the skin that envelops the breast tissue significantly influences the shape of the breasts. Even though breast skin contains special elastic fibers, there is natural and hereditary variation in the amount of elasticity and thickness of each person's breast skin, which affects the overall appearance of the breasts.
A rippled appearance may also occur if the breast pocket that was created exceeds the optimum size needed to maintain the position of the breasts. If the breasts migrate out of their original position because the breast pocket is too large, the appearance of rippling may occur on the breast skin.
Many women who have either minimal body fat or weak, thin skin may experience this less than desirable condition, simply known as breast rippling and wrinkling, following breast augmentation surgery. Revision breast surgery is often required to minimize these conditions and to improve the surface appearance of the breasts.
Correcting a Wrinkled or Rippled Appearance
During breast revision surgery, your surgeon may consider reducing the size of the breast pocket and using Strattice™ Reconstructive Tissue Matrix (TM) to help provide additional support which may allow surgeon to control desired breast pocket location. Strattice™ TM is placed at the bottom of the breast to reinforce weak or inadequate tissue, which can help the surgeon to support and position the breasts in the desired location. This may help reduce the presence of wrinkles and ripples on the skin surface.
For more information on breast augmentation revision using Strattice™ TM, request information about the product.