Capsular contracture is one of the complications that may be experienced following a breast augmentation procedure. It is relatively uncommon, but our Beverly Hills patients should be aware of the risks associated with breast augmentation and the corrective measures taken to correct them.
With any foreign object inserted into the body, such as a breast implant, your body will form a protective pocket of scar tissue around the object. This is the body’s normal healing process and happens with all breast implant patients. Capsular contracture occurs when that scar tissue begins to squeeze the breast implant and can cause it to harden and become misshapen.
Capsular contracture is usually diagnosed upon physical examination and can be corrected with a breast augmentation revision surgery.