What increases risk of capsular contracture?

Some of the other factors that may raise the risk of capsular contracture include rupture of an implant, hematoma (a build-up of blood where tissue was removed during surgery), developing a microbial biofilm (subclinical infection) on an implant, and a genetic predisposition to forming scars.

How do you break up capsular contracture?

Currently, there are two options for treating capsular contracture. The Aspen Ultrasound System is a unique non-invasive treatment that combines deep sound wave therapy (ultrasound) with targeted massage to help painlessly break up the excess scar tissue and release the capsule.

What are the early signs of capsular contracture?

Early signs of capsular contracture may include a firm or tight sensation, pain, or asymmetry.

As the condition worsens, you may notice more obvious symptoms, including:

  • Breast pain.
  • Asymmetry.
  • Firmness.
  • Tightness.
  • Round or ball-shaped breast.
  • High-riding breast.
  • Misshapen breast.

Why do I keep getting capsular contracture?

But the more and more studies are suggesting that the main cause of capsular contracture is “Biofilm”. If bacteria gets on the implant it can “wall itself off” with a protective barrier that prevents the body from fighting it and getting rid of it.

How long can you live with capsular contracture?

The symptoms are tightness and the feeling of something hard on the chest that can feel hard when you lay on it. Sometimes, there is continuous discomfort. Short of this, many women have lived for 20-30 years with a contracture.

Can capsular contracture go away by itself?

Capsular contracture does not settle on its own. The only known way to resolve the problem is to excise the capsule, and replace the implant with a clean implant that has no low grade infection attached to it.

How much does it cost to fix capsular contracture?

Answer: Costs to fix capsular contracture

We charge $2800 + MD Anesthesia related costs for implant exchange with saline implants. Gel Implants tend to be about $1000 to $1500 more.

Can you fix capsular contracture without surgery?

The only effective treatment for capsular contracture is currently capsulotomy or capsulectomy with implant removal or a change in the plane of insertion.
  1. High-riding breasts, which is caused by an unusually higher position of the implant in the chest.
  2. Breasts appear smaller, ball-shaped, and somehow deformed.
  3. Unusual hardening and tightness of the implants that can be painful at times.

How do you test for capsular contracture?

A physical examination from a medical specialist can often be enough to diagnose capsular contracture. MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans offer the most insight and give accurate results when making a diagnosis.

How painful is a Capsulectomy?

In the first week, the patient can experience mild pain and soreness in the incision areas, which can be managed with pain medications as prescribed by the plastic surgeon. The patient will have to wear a special bra for about two weeks. The dressings will usually remain in place during this phase.

Should I have a Capsulectomy?

Capsulectomy is not a good idea, Young adds, when the capsule is flimsy, the implant is touching the skin or silicone has migrated into the armpit, where there are major nerves and blood vessels. In these cases, capsule removal might damage healthy tissues.