Does every hematoma after breast augmentation result in a capsular contracture? (Photo)
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Hematoma after lift with implants
- This is a difficult situation to be in - and a complex question.
- First you look as though you had extensive bruising in the breast lift tissues.
- So it isn't clear if the MRI showed a true hematoma (a substantial blood clot) or blood in the tissues.
- And if you had blood clots, if these in contact with your implants
- Or if they are separated by a layer of muscle.
- Hematomas are blood collections,
- Blood is extremely irritating to tissues,
- Hematomas after any surgery will typically leave hard scar,
- And a dense capsule around an implant,
- But blood staining of tissues around the lift, separated from the implant will subside and you may not develop a capsule...
But ask your surgeon to explain what went on exactly and what to expect. Best wishes.
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Not every hematoma results in capsular contracture. However, hematoma is a Leading risk factor for capsule contracture. At this point, only time will tell if you will develop any degree of capsular contracture.
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