What Are The Symptoms of a Capsular Contracture and How Early Can Symptoms Show up?
I received a breast augmentation and a lift 7 days ago. My left breast appears a bit higher on my chest than me left breast, which appears to be in the correct position. My plastic surgeon told me this is normal for someone that's only 7 days out from surgery but I'm a little bit concerns. I'm concerned because not only does my left breast sit higher but it looks a little bit deflated. Could this be due to a capsular contracture?
Capsular contracture is a complex process whose etiology is still being studied. The prevailing thoughts on capsular contracture are that fibroblasts contract in the scar tissue and make the capsule around the implant less pliable and stiff.
Treatment is often done by an open incision to release or remove the capsule. Early post operative tightness may be muscle spasm or even breast accommodation to the new breast volume. Check with your breast surgeon about post operative massage to improve pocket positioning of the implant.
This patient developed a capsular contracture 15 years after her implants were placed. She had a capsulectomy and silicone implants placed.
R. Brannon Claytor has 2 Breast Implant Revision before & afters: