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What is breast implant thickening or capsular contracture? Los Angeles Breast Implant Surgeon

What is breast implant thickening or capsular contracture?

 

Breast implants are used for cosmetic and reconstructive breast enhancement.  The majority of breast implants whether silicone implants or saline implants, are used for cosmetic enhancement of breast volume.  Although theoretically inert, breast implants can some time induce a tissue capsule around the implant which may begin to thicken and cause symptoms.  In some patients these capsules can become hard and thickened.  Hardening of tissue capsules is known as capsular contracture and can lead to breast implant malposition and breast implant thickening.  The patients who have capsular contracture may also notice pain and discomfort in the breast on a daily basis.  If you are suffering from a breast implant malposition, breast implant thickening, you may be a candidate for a breast implant removal or a procedure known as capsulectomy in which the breast implant capsule is removed and released. 

 

Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a specialist in breast enhancement surgery and breast reconstructive surgery for capsular contracture.  He is available for consultation in Los Angeles and can provide you with specific surgical recommendations for breast implant capsular contracture improvement.  Call 310-998-5533 and speak to one of our patient care coordinators.


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