Capsular contracture occurs when scar tissue forms at the sight of a previous injury or surgery which causes discomfort, swelling and tightening of the skin and tissue around the surgical site. Capsular contracture of often developed as the result of breast implant surgery or augmentation, and can cause severe dissatisfaction with the result of the procedure. At MiKO Plastic Surgery, we can help to alleviate this discomfort by repairing and removing the scar tissue through a process called a capsulectomy.
How Do We Do Capsular ContractureCapsular contracture is an immune response that results in the buildup and thickening of a capsule around a surgical site. The capsule is comprised of collagen, fibroblasts and blood vessels which will squeeze the newly placed implant to cause distortions and pain. After consultation with the patient, Dr. Michael K. Obeng may choose to perform surgery to remove the capsule, called a capsulectomy, or a non-invasive technique that uses ultrasound to break up the capsule.
What Does Capsular Contracture Treat?
- Pain at the implant site
- Distortions in the look of the implant
- Removal of scar tissue build up