Breast capsular contracture, its causes, symptoms, and treatment
What is breast capsular contracture?
Breast capsular contracture is a complication of breast implant surgery, and it is characterized by the formation of unusually dense and hard capsule formation around the implant, tightening and squeezing the implant causing pain and change in the shape of breasts. Everyone’s immune system works and responds in a different and unique way, and some people’s immune systems react poorly to implants resulting in the formation of breast capsular contracture.
Sign and symptoms of breast capsular contracture
Complications in augmentation mammoplasty Lahore are fairly rare, but they can occur from time to time. Breast capsular contracture develops slowly and gradually over time and is difficult to detect, especially if the person does not have any knowledge of it. Following are some signs and symptoms of breast capsular contracture
Round or ball-shaped breasts
Restricted range of motion
Changes in the shape of breasts
What are the causes of breast capsular contracture?
The formation of the capsule is a normal part of the healing process; in fact, it helps the implant to stay in place; the problem occurs when this capsule becomes too hard or tight. Many factors can be responsible for causing breast capsular contracture after augmentation mammoplasty Lahore, including;
Low-grade bacterial infection
Certain autoimmune disorders
Overly large implants
Rupture of silicone implant
Implant placed on top of the muscle
Treatment for breast capsular contracture
It is an easily treatable condition, and in order to remove breast capsular contracture, a capsulectomy is performed, and both the old breast implant and scar tissue are removed; the breast implant can be replaced by a new implant, it depends upon whatever patient decides. Many women choose to add a new implant, and some patients go for other options like a breast lift or fat grafting to restore the breast shape after the removal of the implant.
Minimizing the risk of breast implant complication
Although there is no sure way of knowing before and preventing the complications however the risk of developing the breast capsular contracture can be minimized by choosing a qualified, competent and skilled, and board-certified plastic surgeon to perform augmentation mammoplasty Lahore. An experienced plastic surgeon can navigate the patient in the right direction and knows ways to reduce the possibilities of complications by keeping in mind the specifics of the individual patient.