Capsular Contracture Treatment in Northern VA
Capsular Contracture Surgery
Be aware that the body may have a reaction to a breast implant and form a capsule around it. This scar tissue can get hard and cause the breast or breasts to be painful.
This can happen many years after getting breast implants or even soon after surgery. Consider different options: remove the capsule and breast implant completely or remove the capsule and replace the breast implant. Dr. Feledy is an expert at capsular contracture treatment and will help you make the best decision for you.
“After 15 years of having breast implants, I developed capsular contracture and the implants became hard and painful. After learning how to address it, Dr Feledy helped me remove the implants and replace them with new ones in such a way that will help me avoid the chances of it recurring.” —R.S.*
Capsular Contracture Treatment FAQS
1) What is capsular contracture and how does it come about?
One complication of breast augmentation with breast implants is "capsular contracture" or "capsular contraction". The breast augmentation can become effected, painful or uncomfortable as the breasts appear to harden. The problem is the formation of a capsule, a thin layer of body tissue or something similar to scar tissue, has formed around the breast implant. The cause is unknown but it can be treated.
2) How can I tell if I have capsular contracture?
A capsular contracture is occurring if:
- The breasts implant appears to rise or site higher than it should
- The breast feels harder or firmer than it normally does
- The breast implant area causes pain or discomfort
If you have any questions regarding capsular contracture, visit Belmont Plastic Surgery for a consultation at your convenience.
3) How common is capsular contracture?
Capsular contracture can occur to 25% of all women with breast implants. There is no need to be alarmed since a surgery to correct the problem can be performed quickly and with minimal complications. Dr. Feledy is a skilled plastic surgeon that has performed corrected capsular contracture for two decades.
4) How do you treat capsular contracture?
There are different methods of treating capsular contracture. Some remove the capsule that form around the breast or remove the capsule and replace the breast implant with a new one. You can also remove the capsule and breast implant and utilize fat grafting to maintain volume in a natural manner. Dr. Feledy will discuss all the options with you and
Come to an agreement for the best course to resolve your condition. If you suspect of having capsular contracture, please contact us today so we can evaluate what is happening to you and how best to assist you in resolve the issue.