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Can inframammary incisions be used for removal of breast implant capsules? Los Angeles Breast Surgeon

Can inframammary incisions be used for removal of breast implant capsules?

 

A breast implant capsule can cause thickening of the overlying breast tissue and uneven distortion and asymmetry of the breast.  The patients who have extensive capsular contracture may experience pain, discomfort, and distortion of the breast tissue that undermines the natural and cosmetic appearance of the breast.  The patients with capsular contracture or implant malposition may undergo implant removal and capsular contracture release or removal using a variety of incisions, including the inframammary incision or areolar incision.  Both incision patters optimize visualization of the tissue capsule and can be used to remove the entirety of the tissue capsule and existing breast implant. 

 

 Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian performs capsulectomy and implant removal using the inframammary incision and periareolar incision, depending on which incision or scar the patient has at the time of surgery.  If you have questions about implant removal and or incision patterns for capsulectomy, please call our Los Angeles plastic surgery office at 310-998-5533 and speak to our breast implant patient care coordinator to schedule a consultation.

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