WHAT IS CAPSULAR CONTRACTURE?
Capsular contracture is one of the most common problems associated with breast augmentation surgery. Almost 5% of women who have breast augmentation surgery will complain of capsular contracture within several months to 1-2 years post surgery.
Capsular contracture is a condition by which the body recognizes the implant as a foreign body and makes a wall of immune cells around the implant. This wall can become hard or stiff and contract affecting the shape of the breast and potentially causing pain.
HOW CAN I REDUCE THE RISK OF CAPSULAR CONTRACTURE?
One way you can help to reduce the risk of capsular contracture after breast augmentation is to choose the right implant at the beginning.
Studies found that silicone gel implants with either a textured surface or polyurethane foam surface as opposed to a smooth surface actually rotate and dislocate less and thus decrease the risk of capsular contracture.
So don't forget to ask your surgeon about the type of implant they are using.
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