Ultrasound for capsular contracture?
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Capsular contracture and ultrasound
Capsular contracture in reconstructed irradiate breast tissue is extremely common. Ulktrasound may or may not have some success, but in general the best reatment is, unfortunately a flap (latissimus dorsi) to replace the irradiated tissue and bring in new skin and muscle with its own blood supply. Certainly it is worth trying the ultrasound first, because it is non- invasive. But if unsuccessful, redo surgery is your best bet for a good result and soft breast.