Capsular Contracture Treatment
Sometimes, it can occur after a breast augmentation procedure where women find that one or perhaps both of their breasts have become hard, appear asymmetrical or shift in positioning or feel tender to the touch. These symptoms are often due to capsular contracture. Dr. Andres performs capsular contracture treatment to help eradicate these uncomfortable symptoms and restore the integrity of your breast implants. Dr. Andres takes pride in performing among the best capsular contracture treatment Scottsdale has to offer.
Capsular contracture is something that the body is built to do, as a form of defending itself from a foreign substance that’s been detected. Capsular contracture is when tissue develops, completely surrounding the breast implant, and forms a capsule-like scar. From time to time, this tissue that surrounds the implant can shrink or shrivel, which results in the breast implant being squeezed, causing it to shift in position and move or even become distorted in its shape.
As capsular contracture is something that occurs naturally, it is unpredictable and can fluctuate in its severity from patient to patient.
There are different grades of severity in capsular contracture:
- Grade l which is nothing.
- Grade ll, in which the breast looks normal, but feels mildly firm.
- Grade lll, in which the breast feels firm and is beginning to appear distorted.
- Grade lV, which is similar to Grade lll, in that the breast has become hard and distorted, but is additionally found to be painful, due to the continued shrinkage of the tissue surrounding the breast implant.
about the procedure
There are a few methods with Dr. Andres’ Scottsdale & Phoenix Capsular contracture treatment that he uses in regards to performing this procedure. He will normally reopen the breast, so that he may be able to remove the implant encased in the capsule tissue. From there he may make incisions into the tissue, thereby releasing pressure from the breast implant. It depends case by case.
Most patients, once out of surgery, are able to return home, with the treated areas carefully bandaged, to avoid infection and facilitate proper healing. It's normal to experience some bruising and swelling. To assist the healing process, you will be given a surgical grade support bra. This bra should be worn consistently for the first several weeks. You’ll want to avoid any lifting, or strenuous activity for the first week or so. Typically, patients are able to return to their day-to-day routines, including work, within a week’s time. More demanding activities and exercise may be taken up again 3 to 4 weeks after your surgery.
During your consultation
During your consultation, Dr. Andres will want to thoroughly discuss exactly what you are experiencing, to discern whether or not capsular contracture treatment is the course of action. It is important that you take this time to bring up any questions or concerns you may have, regarding your procedure, so that Dr. Andres has the chance to address them accordingly. Dr. Andres looks to give his patients some of the best capsular contracture treatment Scottsdale has available.
If you’d like to discuss your options for capsular contracture treatment in Phoenix, you can request a consultation online. Or if you prefer, you may contact the office directly and one of our staff members will be able to assist you in scheduling an appointment.Schedule a Consultation