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BREAST CAPSULOTOMY RECOVERY

Posted On: June 30, 2010 Author: The Office of Dr. Stuart Linder Posted In: Breast Revision, Media

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eHow_LogoAn interesting article is written by Mark Mingaman, who is a contributing writer for eHow.com, specifically to breast revision surgery.  This is the second article Dr. Linder has been quoted on for capsular contracture.  Dr. Linder describes that 15 to 20 percent of women who have augmentation will experience capsular contracture.  The significance is associated with the body’s immune system performing a capsule, a protective wall, around the implant. 

With respect to the procedure, capsular contracture can occur as soon as four to six weeks after original surgery.  It simply under capsulectomy is opened with an electrocautery device and a thin amount of the breast tissue will be removed around the capsule in order to reduce hardening and pain, however, to reduce visibility and palpability of the implant.  He also describes postoperative reduction of capsular contracture by the use of massaging, vitamin E and Accolate as well as the use of surgical dressings, and sutures should be removed in one to two weeks postsurgically.