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Capsular Contracture After Breast Implants Treatment

Scar tissue formation around breast implants after augmentation surgery is normal. The body will always create a capsule of scar tissue around any foreign device put in the body as a protective action. However, if there is excess scar tissue produced, it can restrict the breasts and cause changes in appearance. This condition is called capsular contracture, which is a minor risk of breast augmentation surgery. Dr. Peter Koltz at pēkomd® offers capsular contracture after breast implants treatment at our facility in Toledo, OH.

Despite using the most advanced methods and preventive techniques, capsular contracture is always a risk when performing breast augmentation with implants. There are preventive measures that can reduce the risk, but even the best breast plastic surgeons can have a small percentage of patients who experience capsular contracture. Not all cases require treatment or surgery – it depends on the severity of their symptoms.

Symptoms of Capsular Contracture

Most cases of capsular contracture after breast augmentation surgery will occur within two years of surgery. The thickening scar tissue can constrict the implant and may result in discomfort or deformity of the breasts. Some of the symptoms of capsular contracture after breast implants include:

  • Hard tissue in breasts
  • Breast pain and discomfort
  • High-riding breast appearance
  • Ball-shaped breasts
  • Asymmetrical or misshapen breasts

If symptoms of capsular contracture are severe, treatment may be needed. The most common capsular contracture after breast implants treatment is removal of the scar tissue around the implant to improve symptoms. Another option is to remove the scar tissue and perform a removal or replacement of the breast implants. The implants and scar tissue can be carefully removed, and the breasts reshaped. Patients with capsular contracture can choose to have new implants inserted or mastopexy to improve the shape of their breasts. If more volume is desired without new implants, Dr. Koltz may recommend options like autologous reconstruction, which uses abdominal tissue to rebuild the breast shape.

Capsular contracture risks are low with breast augmentation. Those with certain autoimmune disorders, genetic conditions, breast trauma and other risk factors are more likely to have this rare complication. If you have symptoms of capsular contracture, our team at pēkomd® cosmetic surgery center can offer treatment options. Contact our facility in Toledo, OH, to schedule a consultation at our office.

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Teresa S.

My experience with Dr Koltz @ pekomd® was wonderful. He is by far the most down to earth Dr I have ever met and has an eye for details. After hearing about him through someone I follow on IG I made an appt for a consultation. After explaining how I was hoping an abdominal repair may help my lower back issues I had from carrying my kids 30 yrs ago. We discussed some other body things I was unhappy with. Because at that point I figured if I'm going to go under the knife for a tummy repair, I might as well check off a few other things as well. I mean for me this was a once in a lifetime thing and I planned to make the most of it. Dr Koltz was so knowledgeable and quick to tell me where I'd get more bang for my buck. Even recommended a thing or 2. He is truly a talented Dr and so very personable, makes you feel comfortable from the 1st day and wants you to look and feel your best. I would say if you’re on the fence about a surgery to change your body, he is definitely the Dr you should see first. His staff will make you feel comfortable from the first appt and answer all your questions. I'm also a longer distance customer, so 5 hrs round trip and I was always so impressed at how easily they worked with me to accommodate my appts . Truly the best place!

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