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Is it possible to get capsular contracture many years after a breast augmentation? - Plastic Surgeon in Los Angeles specialiazed in Capsular Contracture

Possibility of late capsular contracture of the breast?


Although researches have identified certain perioperative causes of capsular contracture, as yet there are some unknown variables that may cause capsular contracture.  The patients who have had breast implants years or decades ago, are also at risk of developing capsular contracture for unknown reason.  These risks include wearing away of the breast implant shell, breast implant rupture, or metaplastic changes of the tissue capsule.  The treatment of capsular contracture in the late stage is often more difficult than early stage capsular contracture.  Years after a breast implant is placed, the breast tissue is often thinned and may require a breast lift or corrective volume enhancement. 


Dr. Karamanoukian has developed special expertise in the management of capsular contracture and is available for consultation in the Los Angeles area.  He specializes in breast implant revision and repair of breast implant scars, including capsular contracture.  His unique approach maximizes postoperative recovery and minimizes surgical scar with capsular contractures.  If you have questions or concerns that you may have developed capsular contracture, please call our office and speak to a plastic surgery patient care coordinator who can answer some of your questions and help you schedule a consultation with Dr. Karamanoukian.  Please call 310-998-5533.


Capsular contracture is a difficult problem for women with breast implants.  Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a board certified plastic surgeon specializing in breast augmentation, breast implant revision, capsulectomy, and capsulotomy procedures.  During your consultation, Dr. Karamanoukian will carefully review your surgically history and determine a course of action that can best minimize the chance of capsular contracture recurrence. 


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