Do you recommend strattice for me? What is the average cost of dual capsulectomy with strattice placement? (photo)

I am a 32DDD with 600cc high pro cohesives. My left pocket has grooves in it (I can feel where slices were cut in capsule and it's left visual grooves) from capsulotomy for cc grade 2/3. My right implant now has at least a grade 2 contracture. This is the second cc of right side; first was a grade 4. 5'9 125 very small frame. What are the average costs of a revision dual capsulectomy with new implants and strattice? Other advice?

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Strattice for recurrent capsular contracture

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From what you describe, a total capsulectomy with Strattice and new implants is going to give the best chances of a successful outcome. the bad news is that the procedure is not inexpensive or trivial, but you have already found out that capsulotomy doesn't work. I would recommend calling for an estimate of costs.

Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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Do you recommend strattice for me? What is the average cost of dual capsulectomy with strattice placement?

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Thanks for the question. I think, based on your photograph and description of situation, that your plan for revisionary breast surgery utilizing capsulorrhaphy and acellular dermal matrix, is a good one. When it comes to costs of surgery, there may be many “variables” involved. The specific surgeon's credentials/experience level (or lack thereof), the specific geographic area you are looking at, the different operations available, the location of the procedure (quality of surgery facility), type/quality of anesthesia provider,  type of breast implants, amount of acellular dermal matrix used… are some of the potential variables involved.  You will find some average costs of surgery listed on this website and our individual plastic surgeons' websites as well.  Best wishes.


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Costs for a breast capsulectomy/implant exchange with dermal matrix will certainly vary depending on your geographic location. Things to factor in for the procedure standpoint will be the facility fee, anesthesia fee, surgeon fee, other fees (e.g., liposuction/fat grafting, surgical garment, addition of a breast lift, and replacement type of implant, if used, etc.). A range in price ~$8-12K would be a reasonable cost on average for a standard capsulectomy/with dermal matrix and implant exchange. A consultation with a plastic surgeon will help you in determining which procedure(s) would be the right one for you. Cost also depends on the complexity of your case and how much work would need to be done to achieve an aesthetically-pleasing result for you. Good luck!

Lewis Albert Andres, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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Strattice after capsulectomy

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Your tissue is likely very thin.  Strattice would almost definitely be needed after total capsulectomy.  The cost will be determined during a consultation, this is not an simple procedure.

Dennis Dass, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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