I had mastitis/blocked duct/ thrush before having breast implants; Do the chances of capsular cont. increase If I get implants?
10 months ago
I had mastitis/blocked duct/ thrush (many times) 4 years ago and 2 years ago with my second child.I also often suffer from recurrent yeast infections. Would this mean I have a higher risk of capsular contracture if I got implants? I also worry about what type to get saline or silicone based on safety. My kids come first. But, I sure do miss my pre-pregnancy body! I went from a large C to a small B. I had a mastopexy this past year and the surgeon did a fantastic job. But, I want the volume I used to have.
Doctor Answers (2)
There are many factors that have been linked to capsular contracture and a board certified plastic surgeon would address those factors accordingly.
It is theoretically possible that contracture risk would be higher, but not an absolute. In my experience I have seen women with your history that have had implants and not had problems.
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