Can You Get Capsular Contraction when Do Breast Lift?

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Can You Get Capsular Contracture when Do Breast Lift?

A breast lift should not result in capsular contracture. Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of breast lifts each year. Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.

Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Can You Get Capsular Contraction when getting a Breast Lift?

A breast lift is no different than a regular breast augmentation.  It is possible to develop capsular contracture, like it is in a breast augmentation procedure.

Capsular contracture

Hi Lord,

A capsular contracture will only occur in the setting of a breast implant. So to answer your question, in a breast lift procedure alone, this will not occur.


Richard Bloom

Plastic Surgeon 

Board Chairman Plastic Surgery

Melbourne, Australia

Capsular contracture with breast lift?

A capsular contracture is the body's reaction to a foreign body such as a breast implant.  You therefore cannot get a capsular contracture after undergoing just a breast lift.  Best of luck, Christopher Davidson, M.D.

Capsular contracture

Capsular contracture is a rare process of scar tissue formation associated with breast implants.  If you are having a breast lift only, this will not be an issue.  

Capsular contracture is not associated with a breast lift

Capsular contracture is not associated with a breast lift procedure.  It is a rare sequelae of breast implant surgery.

Depends on wether your are using implants during the lift

a lift alone should not be associated with what we plastic surgeons term a capsular contracture.  but a lift where an implant is being used can develop a capsular contracture.

Marwan R. Khalifeh, MD
Chevy Chase Plastic Surgeon
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