Capsular Contracture

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Capsular Contracture After Breast Implants Treatment

Complications can arise after any type of surgery, and breast implant surgery is no exception. The connective tissue located in the breast varies between each patient, which means your own healing time and process will be unique to you. The expert staff at Hillcrest Plastic Surgery is here to guide you through any questions you have concerning capsular contracture, and explain how this condition can be repaired to get you back to living your best life.

What Is Capsular Contracture?

Capsular contracture refers to scar tissue that forms around an implant, resembling a capsule. It is a normal part of the healing process. The body reacts to the implant as a foreign object and attempts to protect the body by forming scar tissue to isolate the object. Sometimes this scar tissue can become unusually hard and begin to contract around the implant. This can lead to cosmetic problems and possible breast pain. The condition is graded according to severity. Most capsular contracture occurs within two years of breast implant surgery. Some research shows that genetics plays a role in whether or not you will develop capsular contracture.

How Is Capsular Contracture Treated?

If you have developed capsular contracture after getting breast implants, one treatment is a capsulectomy. A capsulectomy is the surgical removal of the scar tissue that has formed around the breast implant. Another treatment is a capsulotomy, where the tissue capsule is cut open around the implant to give the implant more room to move around. Autologous reconstruction involves removing the implant and reconstructing the breast with tissue from another area of the body. Dr. Spence can further explain the procedures available to you to repair a capsular contracture.

Contact us today and schedule your consultation with Dr. Spence at Hillcrest Plastic Surgery in Orlando, FL.

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