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Capsular Contracture in Breast Implants
Surgical and Non-Surgical Treatment of Capsular Contracture
Capsular Contracture is the contraction or tightening of the capsule (tissue that forms around the breast implant). All implants and implanted devices create a tissue response where a capsule forms to envelope the implant.
Capsular contracture is not a normal occurrence and happens in about 1-5% of breast augmentation patients. The physiology of capsular contracture is the formation of collagen fibres created by an immune response to the foreign body (implant) which then contract around the breast implant. This leads to deformation of the implant and discomfort/pain. Capsular contracture is classified as follows:
- Grade I – breast is normal and soft
- Grade II – breast is little firm but appears normal
- Grade III – breast is firm and appears abnormal
- Grade IV – the breast hard and painful, appears abnormal
Treatment of Capsular Contracture
In the early stages of capsular contracture, medical treatment may be effective in stopping the progression of capsular contracture. Singulaire, which is normally used for asthma, has been reported to show some effectiveness in the treatment of the capsular contracture. Ultrasound, pulsed electromagnetic field and medications (leukotriene pathway inhibitors such as Accolate and Singulair).
When non-surgical methods fail, surgery is used to release the tightened capsule. Under sterile conditions, the breast implant pocket is opened, the implant is removed and the capsule is either cut to release the contraction (capsulotomy) or cut out and removed (capsulectomy).