Who should consider breast capsulectomy surgery?

If you have developed capsular contracture then you will require this surgery. Capsular contracture is where the capsule surrounding the breast implants tightens, which can cause pain or a misshapen breast.

This scar tissue or capsule is a normal bodily response but become s problem if it thickens over a period of time. This thickening increases to the point where it contracts hence the name capsular contracture. It becomes hard and round which affects the shape of the implant. It can become so thick that you can actually feel the wall of scar tissue.

There are four types of capsular contracture which are allocated a ‘Baker grading’. These are:

  • Grade 1 – the breast appears to be as normal (soft and natural looking).
  • Grade 2 – the breast is normal looking but it is a little firm.
  • Grade 3 – the breast looks abnormal and firm to the touch.
  • Grade 4 – the worst case scenario. The breast is rigid, firm and looks abnormal. 

This is the most common reason for undergoing this procedure. It is a long term complication of breast enlargement surgery and needs to be taken into account if you are considering this type of surgery.

If you are experiencing any discomfort or have noticed a change in the look and feel of the breast then this surgery is an option.

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