Could it be the muscle or capsular contracture?
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Capsular contracture after breast augmentation
Thanks for posting your question. I am happy to try and help you. It is important to remember that a board certified plastic surgeon will be your best resource when it comes to an accurate assessment of your situation, and concerns.
Having said that, capsular contracture is a very unfortunate condition that may develop after breast augmentation surgery. The cause is an enigma and we have some suspicions that it may be caused by subclinical bacterial infection, or excessive bleeding during or after surgery. The treatment is also complicated and some PS will through the kitchen sink at it trying to make it go away. Sometimes it works, other times it does not. Ultrasound, asthma medications, reoperating, scar tissue removal, changing to a different breast pocket, breast implant exchange and even implant removal have been suggested to treat it. The other problem is that it may go away after all of these heroic efforts only to have it return. In other cases, one of these may work and it does not come back. It is a tough problem.
Dr. Michael J. Brown
Northern Virginia Plastic Surgeon
To avoid capsular contracture...
To avoid capsular contraction I recommend using microtexturized highly cohesive silicon implants,
these next-generation implants have shown a very low incidence of capsular contracture.
Otherwise, I do not recommend breast massage after a BA,
to prevent the implant dislocation, and allow the formation of the physiological capsule around the implant, and also to avoid pain and breast swelling after breast massages.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-