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Capsular contracture is a phenomenon around some breast implants where the envelope around the implant becomes thickened and hard and sometimes painful. Sometimes it's visible and what can be done about it is multiple. It depends on exactly what is going on with that specific patient but oftentimes removal of as much capsule as possible and then relining the breast implant pocket is often preferred as the chief modality for dealing with a significant capsular contracture. However, there are other options too and it's really best to see a board certified plastic surgeon with good experience.

My Breasts Feel Like Rocks: What's Going On?

Capsular contracture is an unfortunate occurrence following only a small percentage of breast augmentation patients, Dr. David Yao explains.