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leticia
one year ago
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capsular contracture

Hi I need some help I did surgery for breast implants with water saline. And for the past 10 months. Since I got surgery I have a capsular .. what do I need to do ?

Procedure: Breast Augmentation
Type: Question

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Barry Citron
ASPS Surgeon
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Sorry to hear that. Your surgeon is in charge of handling postop issues such as capsular contracture. You should call and make an appointment ASAP. The appropriate treatment, surgical or nonsurgical, would be discussed with you at that time. Best wishes.

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Steven Wallach
ASPS Surgeon
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You would need to be evaluated in person. You would need to have Your breast implant surgery history reviewed as well as have an adequate exam to evaluate whether not you have a capsular contracture. There are many ways to treat a capsular contracture and these options would have to be reviewed in person and customized for your specific case.

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Susan Buenaventura
ASPS Surgeon
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Hello, capsular contracture can occur for many reasons, mild infection, the implants being above the muscle, seroma, hematoma, or sometimes it just the way a patient heals. Please return to your surgeon so they can discuss exactly how your implants were done and what measures might correct your capsular contracture. Good luck to you!

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Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your question and I am sorry to hear of your contracture. Best to return to your surgeon for an in-person evaluation and examination of your tissues. They can then offer you the best treatment advice which typically involves implant exchange, removal of hardened scar tissue, possible conversion of implant location, etc.

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James Chappell
ASPS Surgeon

It would be best to talk to your surgeon. If you got cosmetic surgery insurance they may cover corrective surgery if that is necessary.

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Jon Harrell
ASPS Surgeon
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The first step is to contact your surgeon to have him/her evaluate you and present you with an idea of what is going on and what can be done to correct the problem. If you are unable or unwilling to return to your surgeon, then seek consultation with another plastic surgeon who an offer you some solutions to your concern. Best of Luck

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Edward Domanskis

Capsular contracture occurs in about 10-20% of patients with implants, either somewhat hard or very hard and may cause discomfort. It really depends if you can tolerate the firmness for another operation may still rresult in the hardness.

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Rahul Vemula
ASPS Surgeon
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Sorry to hear that you may have capsular contracture. In order to determine if you really have a capsular contracture, you need to be examined. Please return to the surgeon that placed your breast implants for an evaluation. If you’re capsular contractor is very severe, you may need removal of the implants in caps in order to determine if you really have capsular contracture, you need to be examined. Please return to the surgeon that placed your breast implants for an evaluation. If your capsular contractor is very severe, you may need removal of the implants and capsules

Best wishes!

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