8 weeks post op. Is my right side at risk of CC? What are the chances of it dropping on its own vs requiring a revision? (photo)
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Thank you for your clinical post and photo. It certainly does appear that the right sided implants rides too high and has not dropped into the pocket. Often this is a pocket creation issue and not early capsular contracture as there is not enough collagenous tissue to induce contracture at this early phase. However, aggressive massage is usually the right prescription and this can be combined with a breast band to keep downward forces on the upper pole of the implant.
Short of adequate descent in the inferior pole of the pocket and one will usually wait 4-6 months to assess this. You may be looking at a revision surgery where pocket expansion and facilitative inferior descent to the implant is required.
It sounds as though you have excellent care with your plastic surgeon. It was just too early to contemplate a revision. Continue aggressive breast massage, consider a breast band and hopefully you will get some inferior descent, but there is a significant probability of enhancement revision surgery with pocket expansion and inferior descent of the implant.
I hope this information is of some assistance and best of luck.
R. Stephen Mulholland, M.D.
Certified Plastic Surgeon
8 weeks post op
Capsular contracture is not possible eight weeks after breast augmentation.
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