Rippling and/or implant visibility
Although some of us do not mind the tell-tale augmented look, there is a fine line between the augmented look and obvious rippling or implant visibility. Rippling occurs when visible ripples can be seen or felt on the surface of the breast. This can be a result of insufficient tissue coverage or a result of the implant type. Underfilled breast implants, saline breast implants and textured breast implants (causing traction rippling) can all be culprits of breast implant rippling or implant visibility. To avoid this type of complication, all Motiva Implants® are 100% filled with our highly elastic gel, designed to make implant rippling a thing of the past. But that’s not all, patients with low tissue coverage now have the option to fill in the breast tissue area with MOTIVAHYBRID®, a special procedure that can help contour the breasts with the body’s own fat, which not only removes stubborn fat from unwanted areas, but also provides additional coverage to the breasts in addition to correcting any asymmetries!
Symmastia and lateral displacement
We all like a bit of side boob or a well-defined cleavage, but when our breast implants are almost sitting on our back (lateral displacement) or have permanently moved in with one another (displaced medially), in what can only be described as a “uniboob’’ (Symmastia), we have a slight problem on our hands. These two complications are often caused when implant selection was a little too big for the patient’s anatomy, or her surgeon got a little too excited during surgery and over-dissected the pocket, allowing room for the implant to shift around inside. And just as breast implants can move towards the chest or laterally towards the armpit, they can also move south, which leads us to the next complication.
Bottoming out and double bubble
These two complications basically mean the breast implants have decided to head south, causing an increased volume in the lower pole of the breast or a visible bulge at the bottom of your breast. Many factors can cause these complications, like the implants size, surgical technique or even the natural aging effects of the breast tissues.
We recognize that although implant displacement, whether that be medially, laterally, or inferiorly (south of your breast) is not exactly related to the breast implants per se, we still wanted to bring women a means of preventing these complications. For that reason, we have created our Motiva® CENTER LOCATOR, as an aid for women around the world to search for exclusive MotivaImagine® centers or board-certified Motiva® surgeon partners, that can help guide in the implant selection process, and bring women closer to their final dream results.
Although, there are many complications which can occur with breast augmentation surgery, with the combination of the right surgeon, the right implants, the right surgical techniques, and the correct surgical care, surgical complications can be greatly minimized. As a women’s health company, we are committed to helping you make smart, beautiful choices about your health.