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Capsular Contracture Treatment FAQS

Capsular contracture treatment forms a key part of many people’s breast augmentation surgeries and it is a common symptom which many women go through after they have undergone breast augmentation surgery. Of course the majority of ladies who go in for a surgery like this have results which are exactly what they were looking for and there are no medical issues whatsoever after the operation itself. Unfortunately however this is not always the case and that is why it is so important for surgeons and doctors to have follow-up appointments with their patients, to ensure that nothing has gone wrong. One such issue which can occur is capsular contracture and if you are considering having breast augmentation surgery, this is something which you should certainly know about.

What Is Capsular Contracture?

In basic terms a capsular contracture is what happens when a foreign substance like a breast implant is put inside the body. The body will form around the foreign object and surround it with scar tissue, creating a capsule. When this scar tissue contracts or tightens, this is what we refer to as capsular contracture.

What Does It Do?

There are different grades of capsular contracture and each patient will be different but in the main it will cause a great deal of pain and discomfort for the person going through this. Physically the breast will be very hard to touch and it can also end up appearing misshapen.

How Many Grades Are There?

Capsular contracture is measured using something called the Baker scale and in total there are 4 different grades of severity, with 4 being the worst.

What Causes it?

We still have little idea as to what exactly it is that causes capsular contracture. This means that if you do have a breast augmentation surgery coming up, there is nothing that you can do differently in order to prevent this happening to you. The key to helping yourself is to simply be aware that this can happen and to know what signs to look out for.

What Are My Chances?

At the moment that amount of women who suffer from capsular contracture after having breast implants put in is around 1 in every 10 patients. This may not sound very high but it is higher than it has been in the past and you really ought to be aware of the possibility that this can happen.

Treatment

Breast revision surgery is used to address capsular contracture and there are different approaches to this which your surgeon or doctor may use. Very often they will look to remove the foreign object as well as the scar tissue and start over again. Before the surgeon puts new implants in they will make sure that there is no scar tissue and they will also look to try and use a slightly different procedure to try and avoid the same thing happening again in the future.