I had mastitis/blocked duct/ thrush before having breast implants; Do the chances of capsular cont. increase If I get implants?

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

Your risk of developing capsular contracture should not be any higher as long as you don't have active mastitis.

There are many factors that have been linked to capsular contracture and a board certified plastic surgeon would address those factors accordingly. 

Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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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.

Peter J. Capizzi, MD
Charlotte Plastic Surgeon
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