While most women who have breast augmentation with implants have no complications, all breast surgeries have risks of complications. The most common complication with breast implant augmentations is capsular contracture, which causes excess scar tissue to form that can result in discomfort and changes in the breast shape and firmness. Dr. Christine Blaine at Blaine Plastic Surgery in New York offers capsular contracture treatment for those with signs and symptoms of this breast implant complication.
Symptoms of Capsular Contracture
Capsular contracture after breast implant augmentation occurs when excess scar tissue forms around the implant in the breast. The scar tissue can become constricting, which can result in several symptoms. These include:
- Pain or discomfort in the breast
- Breast tissues begins to harden
- The breast appears more rounded or distorted
- The implant is higher than normal
Capsular contracture can begin with little or no visible symptoms, then progress in varying grades of severity. Women with any signs or symptoms of capsular contracture should seek treatment to avoid more severe complications.
Capsular Contracture Implant Surgery
While there are non-surgical treatments for capsular contracture, many women with implants may prefer surgery for treatment. With capsular contracture implant surgery, the scar tissue can be reduced, and the implant replaced, if necessary. The type of surgical repair and treatment depends on the severity of capsular contracture and if the implant is ruptured or deformed. Dr. Christine Blaine can perform a thorough examination and will recommend the best treatment option to relieve discomfort and improve the appearance of the breast for patients with capsular contracture.
If you have symptoms of capsular contracture and want to explore treatment options, contact us at Blaine Plastic Surgery to schedule an appointment with Dr. Blaine. For your convenience, we have locations in Midtown NYC, Huntington and Staten Island, New York.