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Can a ruptured silicone implant be related to capsular contracture? Best plastic surgeon in Los Angeles - Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian

Rupture of silicone or saline implants may cause abnormal distortion of the breast implant pocket and the overall breast shape.  Plastic surgeons gage the severity of breast implant ruptures on whether there is intracapsular or extracapsular rupture.  In terms of silicone breast implants, a rupture can be contained within a tissue capsule or can involve extracapsular tear of the tissue capsule with parenchymal spread of the implant material.  It is thought that rupture of implant is due to a progressive wearing of the breast implant shell.  In some cases an inflammatory reaction may ensue with progressive inflammation of the tissue capsule.  With inflammatory process may lead to worsening of a tissue capsule and capsular contracture.  In some cases the thickened capsular contracture may hasten the rupture rate of breast implant.  This may be caused by severe contracture of the breast implant or from osseous changes of the tissue capsule which may progressively wear at the breast implant shell.  In either case, breast implant rupture may be associated with capsular contracture.  Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is an expert in breast implant revision and can help you diagnose and manage breast implant rupture as well as breast implant capsular contracture.  By first diagnosing the condition, Dr. Karamanoukian can recommend a surgical plan that maximizes result while minimizing surgical scarring.  Capsular contracture can be repaired using a capsulectomy, capsulotomy, or breast implant revision with tissue capsular release.  If you have questions about breast implant revision or capsular contracture, please call our Los Angeles plastic surgery patient care coordinator to schedule a comprehensive consultation for breast implant revision in Los Angeles.

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