Capsular contracture is the development of excess scar tissue within the breast. For those who experience this condition, help is available through the care of the surgeons at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group in Beverly Hills, California. If you notice changes in your breast tissue, call or click to set up a one-on-one consultation to learn more.
Capsular contracture occurs when your body reacts to breast augmentation by creating an abnormal volume of scar tissue. Everyone develops scar tissue, but because each person’s connective tissues behave differently, your scarring won’t be identical to the experience of anyone else, including close family members.
Women who choose to have breast augmentation will always have some degree of scarring. The incision lines necessary to place your breast implants will heal through the scarring process. But for some, excessive internal scarring around the implant creates unusual firmness in the breasts.
Some women also develop visual abnormalities that alter their breast augmentation results. Asymmetry can be a problem, and one or both breasts can develop an abnormal shape. Women with severe scarring can also experience pain.
Knowing what to look for can help you decide when to seek help for capsular contracture. Some of the indications of abnormal scar tissue development include:
These symptoms can develop in one or both breasts. If you notice any unusual changes in the appearance of your breasts or how they feel, schedule a visit at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group.
Once capsular contracture develops, it usually won’t improve on its own. Some women respond well to medical treatment that involves taking a prescription medication that helps soften the abnormal scar tissue. If a three-month course of medication does not yield the desired improvements, surgical intervention is the best option.
Surgical intervention involves removing the breast implants along with the scar tissue that has formed around the implant material. A new implant coated in a special acellular dermal matrix can be placed during the same surgical procedure. This reduces the chance of additional abnormal scarring.
If you have questions about this or any other service available at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group, booking a consultation is the best way to get more information. Online booking is one option, or you can always call during regular business hours to check appointment availability.