Could I possibly have Capsular Contracture 3 weeks post-op?
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Capsular contracture is unlikely 3 weeks after breast implant revision
Unlikely this is a capsular contracture at 3 weeks
"contracture at 3 weeks?"
As to what this might be, it is really not worth answering without some photos, preferably from before surgery and now. I can say that many patients who have an excellent outcome at 6 months were concerned about asymmetry early on during recovery. All the best.
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I am sorry you are in that unlucky group to have formed a capsule. Bummer. But now it's time for a fresh start. A capsule is from scar formation around the implant. As the scar contracts, the capsule becomes evident. Scar initially forms for up to two months (56 days in experimental studies), and then contracts over subsequent months. So, no, you can't have a capsule, it's too early. So that's good. No cause for alarm. Keep on the Singulair, it works. It is the least expensive, by far, at Walmart pharmacy. Ask you PS about compression exercise and taking high dose vitamin E for capsule prevention. All the best, "Dr. Joe"
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