Capsular Contracture And Breast Revision Surgery
Breast augmentation surgery is meant to last for a long period of time, although there are times that a patient desires to have changes made to the size or type of implant or have implants removed even if they are not having any current issues. However, there are instances where a breast revision surgeon in Wesley Chapel is necessary to correct problems with implants. One of these instances is a condition referred to as capsular contracture. Hyde Park Cosmetic Surgery Center has the experience and skill to perform the necessary surgery.
While most breast augmentation surgeries go well, everyone’s body has some reaction to the placement of foreign objects inside it. The natural response is for a layer of scar tissue to form around the object to protect the body from what it sees as an intruder. In most cases this small amount of scar tissue helps keep the implants in place and causes no issues. However, bodies react differently and occasionally, issues like capsular contracture occur. With capsular contraction, the scar tissue becomes unusually hard and begins to tighten or contract around the implant. This can cause both the look and feel of the breast to change. Severe cases can also cause the patient discomfort, tenderness, or pain. Capsular contraction has four grades and its treatment should be discussed with a breast revision surgeon in Wesley Chapel.
Grade 1 has no real signs or symptoms. Grade 2 consists of very small changes in the look of the breast but no change in the feel. Grade 3 has obvious changes in the look and feel of the breast. The tissue becomes firmer and has a look that is abnormal although it usually is painless. Grade 4 has the same characteristics as grade 3 but there is also pain or tenderness of the breast involved. Your breast revision surgeon in Wesley Chapel can determine the level of your capsular contraction and the necessity for surgery.
If a previous breast augmentation surgery has left you with issues that are not improving, contact Hyde Park Cosmetic Surgery Center to meet with a breast revision surgeon in Wesley Chapel.