Capsular Contracture

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.
Capsular Contracture

How Do We Do Capsular Contracture

Capsular 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

Cost For Capsular Contracture

The cost for capsular contracture repair depends highly on the treatment route that is taken. In order to get the most accurate cost evaluation, schedule an appointment with Dr. Michael K. Obeng at MiKO Plastic Surgery, Beverly Hills, by calling (310) 275-2705. If you are planning to visit from out of state, see our travel section for instructions and guidelines on how to book your stay.

Recovery Time For Capsular Contracture

The recovery time for capsular contracture repair surgery differs depending on the magnitude of the capsule and how the capsule is removed. If you opt for a capsulectomy, the healing process will be much the same as the recovery for the initial breast implant or augmentation surgery. However, if you choose for ultrasound treatment then your recovery will be quicker.
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