Encapsulated implant and pain
1 year ago
In Jan I posted about my right breast being fuller. I found out today that the left breast has encapsulated and the right breast has a spontaneous leak. It was found on mammogram and ultrasound. I have an MRI scheduled for tomorrow. I have been taking Vitamin E, Milk Thistle, Systemic Enzymes, and Dim Plus (estrogen blocker). Is there anything else I can do for encapsulated? I know the leak needs surgery.
Doctor Answers 1
At this point, I would recommend that you have surgery to correct both problems. Your capsular contracture will probably not improve with more non-operative therapy. Since it sounds like you need implant replacement in the other breast, I would recommend that you have a capsulectomy or capsulotomy with implant exchange of both implants. Reusing the implant in the encapsulated breast has a higher rate of recurrence of capsular contracture than replacing the implant.
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