Capsular contracture again - I had ba 10 months ago. (photos)
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Early Capsular Contracture
Breast implants - another capsular contracture?
- Your surgeon's exam is necessary to know if you have a capsular contracture.
- Yes, women can get contractures on both sides - at different times.
- We know they are an inflammatory response - but we don't always know the cause.
- A rupture is unlikely but I have seen it happen - an ultrasound can be done to tell you.
- If you cannot live with the situation, then your best choice is to have them removed.
- Depending on the implant size and your tissues, a small breast lift to tighten the breast will often give a pretty result.
- Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
I have seen this on a few occasions where a patient has a capsular contracture in one breast, and develops it on the other side after the first side has been treated. It may simply be the way your body responds to implants. Removing both implants is an option, as once you have a capsular contracture, you are always at risk of it developing again. I would recommend an in-office examination as well as a detailed discussion with a board certified Plastic Surgeon whom you feel comfortable with.
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