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Can capsular contracture only occur on one side? Breast augmentation

Can capsular contracture only occur on one side?

 

Capsular contracture and associated breast implant rupture can occur unilaterally or bilaterally.  Often patient will notice an asymmetric change in their breast implants after a breast augmentation.  This may be an early warning sign for breast implant tissue capsule thickening of capsular contracture.  In other cases, the breast asymmetry may be a normal variation in breast size as a result of development. 

 

If you have significant changes in your breast implant in the early stage or late stage after breast augmentation, you should consider a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in capsular contracture.  Dr. Karamanoukian will perform a physical examination and go over your surgical history in order to determine the likelihood of tissue capsule thickening.  If there is physical sign of breast implant rupture or capsular contracture, he will provide you with the surgical and nonsurgical options or repair.  In addition Dr. Karamanoukian may recommend diagnostic studies to determine the likelihood of breast implant rupture or capsular contracture if there are no physical signs of the problem. 

 

Please call our cosmetic surgery patient care coordinator at 310-998-5533.

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