Breast augmentation procedures are one of the most popular surgeries performed in the practice of Dr. Thomas Wiener Plastic Surgery. However, there are times when patients may require breast revision surgery or reconstruction as well. One of the reasons why a woman might need breast revision surgery is due to a condition called capsular contracture.
What is capsular contracture?
Dr. Thomas Wiener of Houston, Texas describes capsular contracture as a condition that can occur where excess scar tissue develops around a previously placed breast implant. It is common for a layer of scar tissue to form around a placed breast implant, but capsular contracture is different. This is the formation of an excessively thick and hard tissue that can cause extremely firm breasts and change the shape of the breasts as well.
What causes capsular contracture?
Capsular contracture is common with older style implants that have been placed in the past, and it can also form in patients who have had radiation therapy for the treatment of breast cancer. This increases the risk of development, though it can occur to anyone who has had breast implants placed. It is important for women to pay close attention to changes that occur with their breasts and breast implants to diagnose problems such as this early enough for successful intervention.
What is done for the treatment of capsular contracture?
To correct capsular contracture, a surgical procedure is performed. The surgery is performed to release scar tissue or remove the deranged capsule from the breast. Some patients choose to keep their previous implant in place, or may consider the placement of a new implant depending on the design, age, and concerns of the remaining implant. The procedure is performed to restore symmetrical breasts that are soft and natural in feel.
Learn more about the procedures that may be necessary for you
Dr. Thomas Wiener and his team in Houston, TX understand the importance of reconstructive breast surgeries following capsular contracture. If you are in need of this procedure and want to work with one of the most experienced professionals in the area, connect with our team by calling (281) 488-5795 to request a consultation visit. Our facility is conveniently located at 2323 Clear Lake City Boulevard, Suite #152, and accepts new patients.