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Capsular Contracture Dallas, TX

As breast implants continue to be one of the most sought-out cosmetic breast procedures, their long history of use has resulted in refined surgical techniques. This relatively simple and routine surgery has one of the highest patient satisfaction rates of any procedure, and implant failures or surgical complications are not common. A small number of breast augmentation patients can develop capsular contracture, which is a capsule of scar tissue around the implant. Azouz Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery provides capsular contracture after breast implants treatment.

Signs and Symptoms of Capsular Contracture

Scar tissue around an implant is usually not something to worry about. With any surgical procedure, some scar tissue may be present and is considered a normal reaction. However, capsular contracture is different. The capsule of scar tissue contracts around the implant, becoming hard and inflexible. This may not be immediate, as capsular contracture has four stages:

  • Stage One: breasts look normal and are soft to the touch.
  • Stage Two: breasts look normal but become firmer.
  • Stage Three: breasts look slightly distorted, overly round or high on the chest and are firm to the touch.
  • Stage Four: breasts are distorted, hard, uncomfortable or painful.

Treatment for capsular contracture depends on the stage and level of discomfort you are experiencing. Correcting the contracture will be individualized to your unique situation and can only be determined after an examination.

Treatment Options at Azouz Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

After a thorough examination, Dr. Azouz can explain which corrective surgery is required to produce the best outcome and most natural results. For some patients, the scar tissue is removed, also called a capsulectomy. The capsule can instead be opened to provide more room for the implant, known as a capsulotomy. In severe cases, en bloc capsulectomy may be required, which removes the implant and capsule together. This is a much more complex procedure and rarely required.

With decades of experience, Dr. Azouz’ highly sought-after technical and artistic skills can identify and treat capsular contracture after breast implants. If you are experiencing the signs and symptoms of capsular contracture, contact the Dallas office today for a consultation.

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