Rippling


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A skin deformity characterised by ridging on the upper surface of the breast due to thin skin or underfilling or leakage of a breast implant. While rippling can occur with all types of implants, it is more common with saline implants due to saline’s fluid mechanics compared to those of silicone gel; it is more common over the lower half of the implant than the upper because there is less subcutaneous tissue over the lower half; it is more common in implants placed above the muscle than submuscular implants; textured implants are more likely to ripple than smooth
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Well as she knew every detail of his fine, clean cut features, his broad shoulders and rippling muscles, they gave her a sudden thrill.
He had the face and beard which I associate with an Assyrian bull; the former florid, the latter so black as almost to have a suspicion of blue, spade-shaped and rippling down over his chest.
There seems something strange and deep lying hid beneath the rippling rhyme.
I could not imagine what might cause this strong lateral flow, for the main channel of the river was plainly visible to me from where I sat, and I could see the rippling junction of it and the mysterious current which had aroused my curiosity.
No other noise was heard in the boat than the splashing of the oars, mingled with the rippling of the water along her sides.
Miss Wilkinson with a rippling laugh looked at Philip knowingly.
For the Ripple Land was a succession of hills and valleys, all very steep and rocky, and they changed places constantly by rippling.
The trees that fringed the shore on either hand murmured their sweet sylvan music in the night air; the moonlight trembled softly on the rippling water.