Capsular contracture? (Photo)
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I'm sorry to hear you had a hematoma on your left breast. Hematomas can be responsible for future capsular contractions but it takes more time for this to occur.
A capsular contraction is actually an exaggerated response of the healing process. All Implants have a capsule; a thin membrane that surrounds them. It is when this membrane gets thicker and contracts that it is then called a capsular contraction. This process may take up to several months.
The malformation on your left breast seems more to do with the suturing of the breast tissue then anything else. It is very early in your healing process and this should get better with time. Massages will help address the depression on your scar and help avoid any subsequent capsular contraction as well.
If this depression doesn't get better a scar revision might be necessary.
Best of luck on your recovery.
Dr. Miguel Mota
3 weeks post op, some advices:
Its too early to talk about final results.
In my practice, after performing a BA I recommend to my patients to limit the movement of the arms for two weeks. After that, you can move your arms taking care and always with common sense.
In this regard, it's not advisable to carry heavy weights to prevent the implant out of position, and allow the formation of the physiological capsule around the implant, also to avoid pain and breast swelling.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol.-
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