5 months post BA revision, replacing 800cc implants with 510cc. Now one is sore, tight, and high. Is this capsular contracture?
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The diagnosis of capsular contraction will depend on your physical examination. Although your description is consistent with abnormal scar formation, the breast asymmetry you are experiencing may be related to differences in the breast implant pockets. I would suggest following up with your plastic surgeon for more precise diagnosis/advice.
Possible capsular contracture
From your description it seems that you have a capsular contracture. The reason for your rupture of the 800 cc implant could have been from a capsular contracture in the first place. The capsule getting tighter could cause a ripple in the implant creating a pin hole leak.
If your breast felt tight immediately following the surgery, it is not likely to be capsular contracture but perhaps an under dissected pocket or a fluid collection around the implant. Capsular contracture can certainly develop over time but would not be present immediately after the surgery. Your surgeon should be able to make a diagnosis by examining you. Best wishes!
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It is very possible that you have a capsular contracture, but you would need an exam to determine that. Good luck.
Capsular contracture after breast augmentation
Pictures would be very helpful as would a physical exam.
but from your description of pain and immobility of the implant on one side compared to the other it is very likely you may have developed a capsular contracture on that side.
See your surgeon.