In addition to providing men and women with cosmetic plastic surgeries to look and feel their breast, board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Thomas Wiener, often works with patients to address problems that have occurred with previous surgeries. Women who have had breast implants placed by other surgeons may experience issues that can impact their health and the results of their procedure. This includes patients who develop capsular contracture.
What is capsular contracture?
Capsular contracture is a problem that can occur due to the formation of capsules or scar tissue around a breast implant. This can cause the implant to be tightened or squeezed. There are many reasons why this may occur. This may develop after the patient has had an infection, hematoma, or seroma occur after their breast augmentation procedure.
Capsular contracture is graded based on the severity of the condition. This includes four grades, Baker Grades I through IV. Grade I is a capsular contracture that occurs while the breast is still soft and appears natural, while Grade IV is diagnosed when there is greater distortion of the breast size, and the breast is hard and painful. In most cases, additional surgeries may be needed to correct capsular contracture.
What is done during surgery for capsular contracture?
Capsular contracture is a condition that is often resolved by removing the capsule tissue that formed around the implant, as well as removal of the implant itself. This is important as women may notice the deflation of their breast with the implant in place. In other situations, women may experience a rupture of their implant, which may often occur without any symptoms. To determine if a capsular contracture has occurred, a series of diagnostic images may be performed prior to performing surgery. If a woman has implants removed and not replaced, she is likely to experience cosmetic deformities if she chooses not to undergo any reconstructive surgery following the removal of implants due to capsular contracture.
Schedule a consultation visit at Thomas Wiener Plastic Surgery
Women in the Houston, TX community ready to learn more about treatment for capsular contracture are welcome to work with a board-certified plastic surgeon to resolve this issue. Call Thomas Wiener Plastic Surgery today at (281) 488-5795 to request an appointment and discuss treatment.