Capsular contracture correction is a welcome treatment for women who suffer from painful and distorted breasts due to problematic constriction of their breast implants. Capsular contracture is a mysterious condition which can ruin the appearance and feel of augmented breasts. Although doctors do not know all the factors involved in the creation of a symptomatic contracture, they have identified some contributors and have also developed effective treatments to correct the condition.
This report guides patients towards effective solutions for problematic contracture.
Capsular Contracture Correction Techniques
There are 3 methods of dealing with a symptomatic contracture condition:
Primary surgical correction consists of capsulotomy and capsulectomy procedures, which directly address the problematic capsule that has developed around the implant.
Primary non-surgical correction consists of closed capsulotomy, breast massage, breast compression, as well as the direct application of external ultrasound to the affected breast.
Secondary non-surgical correction consists of methods which may help to alleviate symptoms, or rectify the condition, through indirect therapies, including vitamin E, antibiotics and specialized drug use, such as Papaverine and Accolate.
Capsular Contracture Prevention
Obviously it is always easier to prevent a condition than to heal it. There are numerous methods of preventing contracture from occurring in the first place:
Use textured implant shells, since the outer texture acts as an irritant and prevents a tight accumulation of constricting tissue from forming.
Use sub-pectoral or sub-muscular placement, since movement of the chest muscles will help prevent contracture from occurring around the implant.
Saline breast implants are less likely to cause contracture than silicone implants. Statistics point to trace amounts of silicone which escape the shell being a contributor to the development of symptomatic constriction conditions. This may not apply to newer cohesive silicone gel implants, since they do not leak.
Make sure to follow all pre and post surgical instructions to maximize healing and prevent infections. Infection and contamination are known contributors to the development of capsular contracture.
Consider a preventive course of antibiotics before and after the surgical procedure.
Consider the risks of bacterial contamination when using a periareolarincision.
Consider replacing old implants, if you notice the early signs of contracture occurring. Interior scarring around the implant is a continuous process and might eventually lead to contracture in almost every case of augmentation.
Capsular Contracture Correction Services
Capsular contracture is an unfortunate event which can truly spoil a beautiful surgical result. Luckily, treatments have evolved nicely and now offer excellent results for resolving even the worst instances of implant constriction.
If you suffer from painful, visually deformed, displaced or hard breasts, due to advanced capsular contracture, talk to your surgeon about the best course of treatment to correct your condition.
Take the time to consider your options carefully and proceed once you are confident in the best choice for your individual situation.