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When breast implants are used for augmentation procedures, the body’s natural response is to form a protective capsule of scar tissue around the implant. While this is a standard part of the healing process, some individuals may experience a pronounced response, leading to a complication known as capsular contracture. This condition, if left untreated, can result in varying degrees of discomfort or deformity. Dr. Aleksandr Shteynberg, a highly skilled double board-certified plastic surgeon, offers advanced treatment for capsular contracture after breast implant procedures at Vantage Plastic Surgery, with clinics located in NYC.

Understanding Capsular Contracture

Capsular contracture occurs when the scar tissue enveloping the breast implant thickens and tightens beyond the normal response. This abnormal reaction is triggered by inflammation during the healing process, often exacerbated by bacterial contamination or excessive bleeding around the implant. Symptoms of capsular contracture include:

  • Hardening of the breast
  • Breast Pain
  • Tightness and firmness in the breast
  • Round or ball-shaped appearance
  • Misshapen breast
  • Elevation of the breasts

These signs and symptoms can develop gradually over time following breast augmentation. The severity of capsular contracture can vary, with mild cases potentially going unnoticed, while severe instances may cause significant pain and breast deformity.

Capsular Contracture Surgery

For mild cases of capsular contracture, non-surgical treatments may be considered, though their success varies. However, in severe cases, surgery is often the most effective option. This typically involves the removal of the thickened capsule, and in some instances, partial or complete removal of the implant may be necessary. Depending on the circumstances, the implant may need replacement, or patients may opt for complete removal of both implants. Utilizing advanced surgical techniques can help reduce the likelihood of capsular contracture recurrence in patients opting for implant replacement after a total capsulotomy.

At Vantage Plastic Surgery, our clinics in Manhattan and Brooklyn provide comprehensive treatment options for capsular contracture after breast implants. If you are experiencing symptoms of capsular contracture, reach out to our office to schedule an appointment. Dr. Shteynberg, a talented double board-certified plastic surgeon, is well-equipped to offer advanced treatment or surgical intervention to address capsular contracture in breast implant patients.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Embark on your journey to addressing capsular contracture with the expertise of Dr. Aleksandr Shteynberg at Vantage Plastic Surgery. If you have symptoms of capsular contracture, contact our office to schedule an appointment.

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