Does being prone to keloids increase my risk for capsular contracture after a breast augmentation?
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Keloid Scar Risk And Capsular Contracture After Breast Augmentation
Does keloid increase my risk for capsular contracture?
Keloid and capsules
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Does a keloid increase my risk for capsular contracture?
Keloid and capsular contracture
Does being prone to keloids increase my risk of contracture following augmentation mammoplasty ?
No link between keloids and capsular contracture
A C-section scar does not always heal well for a variety of reasons - obstetricians don't always use plastic surgical techniques to close the incision, and you may not have used scar reduction treatments after your procedure. Your keloid scar in your abdomen should not discourage you from pursuing breast augmentation but you should be very conscientious with your scars after breast augmentation. First of all you should choose an incision location that would be easiest to hide an unsightly scar. I would recommend the inframammary crease where there is very little tension which helps decrease the risk of keloid formation. In this location, a scar can hide better under the curve of the breast (compared to around the areola or in the axilla). I would also recommend that you use scar reduction techniques for a couple of months after surgery - either silicone sheeting or the Embrace advanced scar reduction therapy which have been shown to improve scars if used during the early healing phase.
Capsular contracture is not well understood by us as plastic surgeons. We believe that a good surgical technique that minimizes bleeding and protects the implant from any contamination can keep the risk low. Studies have also shown that several factors can keep the risk of capsular contracture low, and these include: an inframammary incision, a submuscular placement of implants, textured implants, and implants that or neither too big or too small for a patients breast dimensions.
Keloids and capsules
Does being prone to keloids increase my risk for capsular contracture after a breast auentation?
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