What can been done about capsular contracture which has developed 3 months after implant surgery? (photos)
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Treatment options for early capsular contracture
May be Best to See Your Surgeon for an Examination
It may be best to speak to your plastic surgeon about your concern. One of the most common problems is breast #capsular #contracture or the development of thickening, and contracture of the capsule that exists around the breast implants. Severe capsule contracture probably occurs in less than 15% of augmentation patients. Every woman has a breast capsule around their implant and this is a normal phenomenon. Nicotine users, such as smokers, have up to a 30x increased risk of capsular contracture. The #reason capsular contraction happen is unclear. It's possibly caused by microscopic bacteria on the implant, a collection of blood after surgery or perhaps it is a tendency for some women to form scar tissue. What we do know is that is cases reported have decreased from 25% to 5-10% or less. One way to attempt the prevention of it is to follow your surgeon's post op instructions as recommended and ask questions of your surgeon when healing concerns arise.
I suggest beginning with an in-person #evaluation with your original surgeon, or, with a board certified plastic surgeon. It is best select a plastic surgeon who is #board-certified and has a great deal of experience with breast #augmentation and the incision type, #implant placement, and implant type. Plastic surgeons who have specialized in breast surgery and cosmetic surgery are suitable to perform your breast augmentation.
Early capsular contracture?
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Not sure this is a contracture
A capsule forms around every implant. The contracture describes the capsule tightening around the implant causing it to feel hard and sometimes causing distortion. A contracture generally would not be described as being in just one part of the breast.
As with many of these types of cases, it is very difficult to help you as much as we would like with an internet evaluation. Discuss it with your surgeon. From your postop photos, it appears he/she did a great job for you.