Is there a relationship between body mass and CC?
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Body mass isn’t a risk factor for capsular contracture.
Understand capsular contracture in breast implants
I have never found an association between body mass and capsular contracture. Basing your decisions on evidence-based research is highly important. If I were you, I would ask your surgeon what he/she is basing this recommendation on.
The literature review by Dr. Chong & Dr. Deva titled Understanding the Etiology and Prevention of Capsular Contracture, clearly outlines what can increase and decrease the chances of capsular contracture and all things are ultimately related to implant contamination and not body mass.
- Bacterial Infection
- Periareolar incision (natural bacteria of the breast can contaminate the implant during insertion)
- Subglandular pocket (same reason as above)
- Prolonged exposure of the implant to the surrounding surgical environment (lack of sterility in the surgical environment can cause contamination of the implant)
- Hematoma (blood can increase inflammation and speed up fibrous capsule formation)
- Use of drains (increase risk of infections by 5 folds, and thereby increase risk of CC)
- Avoiding large implants (large implants can easily be contaminated)
- Textured implants with submammary pocket (Textured implants may not help in the submuscular pocket)
- Submuscular pocket (the implant is not exposed to breast’s natural bacterial flora)
- IV antibiotics
- Washing the implant pocket with antibacterial solution
- Using insertion sleeves (i.e., Keller Funnel) for the implants (reduces contact with bacteria)
Don’t hesitate to seek a 2nd opinion.
Hope this helps.
Body Weight and Capsular Contracture
It is true, however, that if you put a large implant in a small breast, it will feel firmer or look and feel less natural than if you put a smaller implant in a larger breast. This is a function of how much tissue is covering the implant and should not be confused with capsular contracture.
Instead of gaining weight, consider a second opinion with another board certified plastic surgeon.
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BMI and CC
Congratulation on perfect BMI - 19.
I have been in plastic surgery practice for 29 years. I have never heard, read or noticed personally any association between BMI and capsule contracture.
The most common causes for capsule contracture are bleeding, infection or biofilm (bacteria embeded in the capsule and on the implant).
It sounds like you need to have an additional consultation with an experienced, skilled and knowledgeable board certified plastic surgeon who operates in accredited surgery center for your safety.
Most importantly, check the before and after pictures in the photo gallery, to make sure that they are numerous, consistent and attractive with nice cleavage, perky, symmetrical and natural looking.
Best of luck and stay skinny,
Capsular contracture and BMI
Capsular Contracture and Body Weight
You don't have to gain weight but you are likely to get a less appealing result if you are under weight for your height.
Regardless of your weight or body mass index, a good diet with lean protein, complex carbs (fruits and veggies) and non-animal based fat is a good idea for best healing.