I'm one month out from a mommy make over and I fear getting capsular contraction.
Breast Augmentation; How does capsular contraction happen and what can you do to prevent it from occurring?
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Things that may help prevent capsular contraction
The main known reasons for capsular contraction are related to low grade bacteria around the implant and bleeding. Patients who have contraction form previous implants are prone to have it again, as are patients with previous breast radiation. I suggest you discuss with your surgeon the use of a Keller funnel, which is a device that allows for placement of the implant into the breast pocket without touching surrounding skin. Also placement of the implant below the pectoral muscle is know to decrease scar tissue formation. Breast massage is considered old fashioned these days, but I still recommend it to my patients. If contraction seems to be setting in , there are also oral medications that can help.
Prashant Soni M.D.
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