Among the most typical complications of augmentation mammoplasty and one of the causes motivating a revision mammoplasty procedure is the waterfall effect of the breast implants and flaccid breasts; reason why is the necessity of reoperating such firm breast implant plus loose and weak mammary tissue, this means the mammary prostheses are firm and higher than the ideal location within the breast pouch and the breast tissue is flaccid so falls over the implant like a cascade and hangs above and in a downwards direction, therefore if a persistent waterfall effect occurs to the breast implant it will have to be operated to be repositioned sooner or later.
Causes of waterfall effect of breast implants are grouped in two kinds; firstly when the implant is riding too high due to technical unawareness or a capsular contracture; secondly when the breast tissue, over the years due to aging and long after the operation, becomes droopy and moves down not followed by the well attached breast implant; in either of both cases the breast tissue falls off the prosthetic mound creating a dissociated breast look.
Once the waterfall effect of breast implants is confirmed and its irreversibility stated, the recommended treatment protocol will depend on the underlying causes, including some of capsulectomy, breast lift, breast implants renewal, breast pocket redefinition, capsulorrhaphy, etc.
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