Capsular Contracture

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When you have a breast augmentation procedure, it can be a significant challenge if you do not have the results you want. Due to the nature of the procedure, some patients may experience complications that can interfere with the enjoyment of their results. If you are experiencing capsular contracture in Beverly Hills after a breast augmentation, Dr. Gabbay can provide a way back to loving your results. Contact Gabbay Plastic Surgery today to set up your consultation and learn if you are a candidate for capsular contracture treatment.

What Is Capsular Contracture?

Capsular contracture is a condition that can develop after breast augmentation. It occurs when the scar tissue around the implant tightens and hardens, causing an uncomfortable feeling of tightness in the breast area. In some cases, capsular contracture can cause pain or even disfigurement of the breast, interfering with your results and quality of life. For some patients, contractures may form within a few months of their procedure. Other patients, however, may have several years of normal breast augmentation results before a contracture forms.
Some signs that you might be experiencing this contracture can include:
  • Firmness or tightness in the breast
  • Discomfort or pain
  • Restricted range of motion
  • Changes in the shape of the breast
  • Changes to the position of the breast or implant
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Is Capsular Contracture Dangerous?

Capsular contracture is not typically a dangerous condition, but it can be uncomfortable and interfere with the desired results of your breast augmentation. In some cases, you may experience some pain, but the condition typically does not threaten your physical health. However, it can still have a negative effect on a patient’s overall quality of life. Dr. Gabbay can provide capsular contracture treatment to help you restore the desired shape and feel of your breasts.
Sometimes, patients may be concerned that what they are feeling is a sign of breast cancer. However, a capsular contracture is neither a tumor nor cancer, instead it is only a type of scar tissue. Still, we always recommend having a specialist examine your breasts when you notice anything out of the ordinary in order to catch any problems in their early stages. Contact our office today to set up a consultation and exam with Dr. Gabbay, a premier breast augmentation specialist in Beverly Hills.
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How Is Capsular Contracture Treated?

Dr. Gabbay offers capsular contracture treatment for Beverly Hills patients. Treatment may involve a:

  • Capsulotomy: releasing of the fibrous capsule that has formed around the implant through a small incision.
  • Capsulectomy: In some cases, replacement or removal of the implants may be recommended, depending on your individual case. Your surgeon may then replace the implant with another wrapped in a special material to form a protective layer.
  • Autologous reconstruction: When the implant is removed but not replaced, you still have the option of restoring the lost breast volume through autologous reconstruction. Instead of an implant, your surgeon will use tissue from another body area (such as body fat) to restore breast volume.

However, Dr. Gabbay will always look for a way to preserve your results when treating this condition, allowing you to finally enjoy the benefits of your breast augmentation procedure.

Dr. Gabbay’s capsular contracture treatment for Beverly Hills patients is tailored to meet individual needs and preferences to help you regain your desired look and feel after breast augmentation.


Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Capsular Contracture

Though capsular contracture may still occur even if you take every precaution, there are some steps you can take to reduce your risk. Dr. Gabbay recommends that patients follow all post-operative instructions carefully and maintain a healthy lifestyle to improve healing and reduce the risk of capsular contracture. Since the precise cause of this condition in individual patients can vary and is not entirely understood yet, reducing risk factors is key. While you cannot control genetic factors, by keeping the treatment area clean and focusing on proper recovery, you can reduce the risk significantly.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you believe you may be experiencing capsular contracture after breast augmentation, contact Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery today to learn more about capsular contracture treatment in Beverly Hills. Schedule your consultation today to start working with a premier cosmetic surgeon in the Beverly Hills area. Dr. Gabbay is ready to help you achieve your desired results and restore your confidence with capsular contracture treatment.

At Gabbay Plastic Surgery, our team is prepared to help you feel radiant and confident. Call us today at (310) 205-9500 to schedule your appointment or to learn more about how we can help!