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There is a chance that the body may react to a breast implant that was placed for aesthetic or reconstruction purposes causing an abnormal capsule around the implant to form. When this happens, it is called capsular contracture. This scar tissue can get hard and cause the breast or breasts to be painful or look unnatural. Sometimes this happens after many years or it can happen relatively soon after breast implant surgery. There are different treatment options to consider to help correct this issue: remove the capsule and breast implant completely or remove the capsule and replace the breast implant. Washington DC capsular contracture treatment experts Dr. Feledy and Dr. Maiorino can help you make the best decision.
What Is It?
One complication of breast augmentation or breast reconstruction with breast implants is “capsular contracture” or “capsular contraction”. This causes the result of the breast augmentation or reconstruction to become effected and often leads to painful or uncomfortable breasts as they begin to harden. What is actually happening is the thickening of the capsule - a thin layer of tissue, similar to scar tissue - around the breast implant. The exact reason for this occurring person to person is unknown, but it can be treated.
If you have any questions about the chances of this occurring with your breast implants, you should contact Belmont Plastic Surgery and get a consultation at your earliest convenience. Indicators that an abnormal capsule has formed or capsular contracture is occurring are:
Fast Procedure, Minimal Complications
Capsular contracture may occur in 25% of all women that have breast implants. It is not something to be alarmed about as a surgery to correct it can be performed quickly and with minimal complications. Drs. Feledy and Maiorino are skilled plastic surgeons that have corrected capsular contracture for many years.
“After 15 years of having breast implants, I developed capsular contracture and the implants became hard and painful. After learning how to address it, Dr Feledy helped me remove the implants and replace them with new ones in such a way that will help me avoid the chances of it recurring.”
There are different methods of treating capsular contracture. Some remove the capsule that formed around the breast and replace the breast implant with a new one.
You can also remove the capsule and breast implant and utilize fat grafting to maintain some volume in a natural manner. Drs. Feledy and Maiorino will discuss all the options with you and agree on the best course of action to resolve the situation and give you the best results. If you have or even think you may have capsular contracture, contact us today so we can help isolate what is going on and assist you in resolving it.
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The surgeons at Belmont Plastic Surgery are here to help you take the next step on your aesthetic journey. Whether you want to restore what has been lost or improve upon what you already have, our surgeons will help you make the best possible choices for your care and deliver excellent results. Every day is an opportunity to live a more beautiful life. Seize your opportunity today with a consultation at Belmont Plastic Surgery.
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