Can capsular contraction occur two weeks post Breast augmentation?
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2 weeks post op
After placement of a silicone implant, your body naturally forms a capsule of scar tissue around the implant. This is a normal process. In some instances, however, the scar (capsule) around the implant may thicken and contract. As a result, the breasts may feel much harder on palpation. The shape may become significantly distorted and one may experience some discomfort or even constant pain. At two weeks post op this capsule has usually not yet fully formed, so it would not be likely that you would be having a capsular contracture this soon after surgery. If you are having side affects you feel are abnormal, or if you are in a significant amount of pain, I would recommend making an appointment with the plastic Surgeon who performed your surgery.
Capsular contracture or implant malposition
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