Overs – implants placed over the muscle
Unders – implants placed over the muscle
Partials – implants between the fascical tissue and muscle
Rippling – you can get if you have very little breast tissue or if your implants are too big. Sometimes you can see it and not feel it, sometimes you can feel it and not see it. Mentor brand helps protect against rippling. Normally rippling cannot be reversed.
Fluffing/ Dropping – your body adjusting to your implants through tissue expansion and the upper breast fullness decreases and the lower breast fullness increases. Breasts can drop at a different rate so don’t be worried if one drops.
Capsular Contracture – an excessive amount of scar tissue causes the breast to harden and distort. This is why it is important not to exercise for up to 6 weeks post-op. This is primarily caused by exercise but can sometimes just be a risk associated with the surgery. You’ll be given information about your procedure in detail from your nurse in your pre op, so don’t worry!
Emergency line – keep your business card that your nurse gives you as this has the 24/7 nurse-led line on it.