Capsular Contracture, Drooping, Ruptured and Contracted 30 year-old implants in front of the muscle
She had complete capsulectomy, placement implants behind the muscle, and a donut lift. A full lift would have given a better shape, but she didn't want the scars.
Drooping After Augmentation
She did not want to have a lift when she had her augmentation, so a big saline implant was used and she drooped even more. She was replaced with a smaller silicone implant and given an anchor scar lift.
This woman had severe capsular contracture, which made her implants high, hard, painful and round. The scar tissue was removed, and new teardrop gummy bear implants were placed behind the muscle.
Capsular Contracture (Right), Implant removed (Left)
This patient had multiple attacks of capsular contracture. The right implant became infected and was removed. Scar tissue was removed from both breasts, and new, larger implants were placed.
Capsular Contracture (Left), Lateral Malposition (Right)
The right implant is low and outside. Strattice was used to strengthen the weak tissues in that area and move the implant inwards. The left had recurrent contractures, and Strattice was used to reduce the chance it would happen again.
Capsular Contracture, Drooping, Wants Larger Implants
The scar tissue made her implants high, hard and round. Scar tissue was removed and Strattice was used to reduce chances of contracture. Larger implants were placed. Her tissue is droopy, but she did not want a lift.
Capsular Contracture, Severe Tissue Deformity
This patient has had multiple operations through the nipple for capsular contracture, resulting in a horrendous deformity. She was treated with removal of all the scar tissue and careful sculpting and repositioning of her breast tissue.
A very typical before and after of a capsular contracture. The round appearance with the upper bulge and down pointing nipple is corrected by complete capsulectomy and placement of a new implant.
The scar tissue makes the breasts look very round. Patients will call it a "rock in a sock." Note that her nipples were pointing down, but with release of the scar tissue, their position improved. Such patients sometimes think they need a lift.
Capsular Contracture and Drooping
She has contracted 35 year-old implants. The breasts are very hard, distorted, and painful. Her goal was to eliminate the pain and become soft. She said, "At my age I don't care about drooping." But if she did, she could have a lift.
Capsular Contracture, Wants Larger Breasts
Scar tissue around her breast implants was hard, round, and unnatural looking. She wanted more cleavage, soft breasts, and prettier breasts. Removing the scar tissue and placing larger implants improved her cleavage and her shape.
Capsular Contracture, Nipple Distortion
She has had multiple occurrences of capsular contracture, so Strattice was used to prevent it from recurring. It was also used to fix the defect on her areola. This is a very disfiguring complication of that incision.
Inferior Malposition, Capsular Contracture
Her implants were too low and were contracted. The scar tissue was removed, the implants raised, and new smaller implants were placed behind the muscle.
She had severe and painful capsular contracture around her ruptured implants from the 1980's (that was a period of very fragile implants.) All the scar tissue was removed, and newer silicone implants were placed behind the muscle.
Capsular Contracture (Left)
She was happy with her right breast, but the left had grown hard, high, and painful. She had a complete capsulectomy on that side and replacement with a new implant.
Capsular Contracture, Strattice
Her left breast was always soft and pretty, but the right kept getting hard after multiple surgeries. The scar tissue was removed and Strattice was placed. The breast has remained soft.
Capsular Contracture, Drooping
Capsular contracture can mask the true degree of droopiness. After the scar tissue was removed, the implant filled out the lower breast and it looked more droopy. But the upper bulge went away and the breasts became more attractive.
Contracture, Rippling, Strattice
Her implants were supposed to be behind the muscle, but the muscle was damaged which caused the upper inner rippling. Strattice reinforced the muscle and created enough coverage to stop the rippling.
This patient had capsular contracture. Because she wanted a very smooth transition of her upper breast, and because she was so thin that any implant fold would be felt, she was treated with a highly cohesive anatomic implant.
Capsular contracture narrows an implant, but her implants were also too narrow and high projecting to begin with. She had a complete capsulectomy and placement of silicone behind the muscle, and a donut lift. Her new implants are actually larger.
Her breasts were very round, hard, far apart, and painful. The scar tissue was removed. Though she looks smaller, the new implants are actually bigger. Note the improvement of cleavage and overall balance of the breasts.
Her breasts were very round, hard, far apart, and painful. The scar tissue was removed. Though her breasts look smaller, the new implants are actually bigger. Note the improvement of cleavage and overall balance of the breasts.