Breast augmentation with implants is a very common and safe procedure, but as with any surgery, complications can occur. Each patient heals differently, and a small number of patients may experience excess scar tissue formation after receiving breast implants. Capsular contracture is a complication involving scar tissue in the breasts that can affect a small percentage of breast implant patients. Precision Medical Specialists offers capsular contracture after receiving breast implants at our facility in Wellington, FL.
After breast implant surgery, a capsule of scar tissue forms around the implant. This is normal and a part of the healing process. Capsular contracture occurs when this capsule of scar tissue becomes increasingly rigid and may contract around the implant. This hardening of the scar tissue capsule can impact the appearance of the breast and may also cause pain or discomfort. The levels or grades of capsular contracture can vary from mild with no symptoms to severe deformity with pain, tenderness and other symptoms.
Treatments Options for Capsular Contracture
Capsular contracture can occur even when a breast implant augmentation surgery is performed perfectly. It is impossible to completely prevent this complication. When capsular contracture does occur, there are surgical and non-surgical options available to resolve the issue. Capsular contracture is graded by severity from grade I (mild) to grade IV (severe). Grade I – III capsular contracture may be treated with a non-surgical treatment to restore more flexibility to the scar tissue. For more severe symptoms, surgical treatment may be needed, up to and including a capsulectomy to remove the capsule and implant.
At Precision Medical Specialists, our highly experienced breast implant plastic surgeon, Dr. Steven Rueda, is meticulous when performing breast augmentation procedures, doing everything possible to prevent capsular contracture. If you experience capsular contracture from a breast implant procedure at our practice or through another plastic surgery practice, we offer advanced options in capsular contracture treatment. Contact our facility near West Palm Beach to schedule a consultation.