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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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IN a quiet, pleasant meadow, Beneath a summer sky, Where green old trees their branches waved, And winds went singing by; Where a little brook went rippling So musically low, And passing clouds cast shadows On the waving grass below; Where low, sweet notes of brooding birds Stole out on the fragrant air, And golden sunlight shone undimmed On al1 most fresh and fair;-- There bloomed a lovely sisterhood Of happy little flowers, Together in this pleasant home, Through quiet summer hours.
Little Houstonia seornfully laughed, As she danced on her slender stem; While the cowslip bent to the rippling waves, And whispered the tale to them.
So now Della's beautiful hair fell about her, rippling and shining like a cascade of brown waters.