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Capsular Contracture With Sling, Breast Revision

Posted On: February 14, 2017 Author: The Office of Dr. Stuart Linder Posted In: Breast Implants, Breast Revision, Breast topics

The patient to the left came into my Beverly Hills office looking to correct a previous augmentation. During her examination, it was apparent that she had capsular contracture (hardening of the breast) due to scar tissue around the implants. After listening to her goals, we scheduled a breast revision surgery.

Treatment of capsular contracture involves multiple steps to decrease the chance of recurrence. First, I remove the current implants and then perform a complete capsulectomy (removal of all the scar tissue). I then put a dermal mesh sling around the right implant to help prevent the risk of scarring again. I replaced the old implants with  560 cc SRX extra-full profile silicone implants, which have a smooth shell surface and will provide the patient with a fuller, rounder look.

The post-op photo to the right is now four weeks out. As you can see, her breasts are balanced (symmetrical), and she has a nice fullness.

For more information regarding breast revision surgery or a consultation with Dr. Linder, give us a call at (310) 275-4513 or feel free to contact us via email.