Had surgery 4 weeks ago, treated a very aggressive capsular contracture, what can I do to try and prevent another one? (Photo)
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Had surgery 4 weeks ago, treated a very aggressive capsular contracture, what can I do to try and prevent another one?
It sounds to me like the capsular contracture developed as a result of your hematoma. It's unfortunate when one occurs but they do happen. In such circumstances the odds of a recurrent capsule is IMO lower as long as you don't have post operative bleeding a second time. Ask your surgeon if he would consider placing you on Singulair since it has a mild effect on decreasing capsule contracture recurrence in my experience. Good luck.
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Strattice to prevent recurrent capsular contracture
It is not entirely clear from your description what you had done - I assume it was capsulectomy and implant replacement, which would be the usual approach for capsular contracture. After this type of procedure it is normal to have swelling that can last a while. If the contracture recurs and you need additional surgery, I recommend placement of a Strattice graft.