Capsular Contracture Symptoms After Breast Augmentation Surgery

What Are Capsular Contracture Symptoms?

Capsular contracture occurs in a relatively low number of women who undergo breast augmentation surgery or breast reconstruction surgery. In short, capsular contracture occurs after a woman has undergone implant surgery and is a result of scar tissue forming around the implant. Women who experience capsular contracture often times feel immense pain, stiffness, and even potential breast implant leakage. Though there is no way of knowing whether or not you will develop capsular contracture after your surgery, there are different precautions you can take to avoid experiencing this type of pain, beginning with selecting Beverly Hills board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jimmy Firouz for your primary breast augmentation.

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Contact a Plastic Surgeon who Specializes in Capsular Contracture

Dr. Firouz is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Beverly Hills who specializes in perfecting the bodies of his patients in regards to their breast, skin, body, and overall appearance desires. Upon starting his practice, Dr. Firouz saw many patients who had breast augmentations with other plastic surgeons coming to him with capsular contracture. As a result of seeing these patients, Dr. Firouz has developed an expertise in capsular contracture surgery. When he sees patients who are experiencing capsular contracture, he makes it his number one goal to relieve their pain as quickly as possible. Beverly Hills capsular contracture Surgeon Dr. Firouz always puts the needs of his patients above all else and strives to bring them the end results that they’ve been waiting for.

Dr. Firouz offers different treatment options for those patients experiencing the painful problem. Though the type of procedure varies from patient to patient, Dr. Firouz offers the best capsular contracture treatment options and will able to better decide upon the exact surgery technique that will most benefit you during your initial consultation.

Capsular Contracture Treatment and Surgery

Treating capsular contracture can be difficult and painful for some women, however, Dr. Firouz always aims to provide the best treatment for his patients. In the past, there was only one option for capsular contracture, which involved breast reconstruction surgery and ultimately the removal of the implant and scar tissue. Today, with the advancement of technology in the medical field, it’s possible for Dr. Firouz, who specializes in breast procedures, to break up the capsular contracture by merely squeezing the breast. It’s also possible to effectively fight capsular contracture with the use of steroid injections and vitamin E.

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Avoiding Capsular Contracture Symptoms

Many patients choose to undergo capsular contracture surgery to correct a problem with their breast implants. Though the percentage of women who actually require surgical correction is low, there are a number of steps and precautions that you can take following your breast augmentation or breast reconstruction surgery to lower your chances of experiencing a capsular contracture in Beverly Hills.

Studies have shown that the following factors may increase your risk of developing capsular contracture, including but not limited to:

  • Smoking
  • Trauma to the breast
  • Infection
  • Implant placement
  • Hematoma

If you’re worried that you may experience capsular contracture, it’s best to schedule an initial consultation with Beverly Hills Capsular Contracture Surgeon Dr. Firouz so that he may examine you. During an examination, your best treatment options will be discussed.

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Removal and Replacement for Capsular Contracture

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Removal and Replacement for Capsular Contracture

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Contact a Plastic and Reconstructive Capsular Contracture Surgeon

Dr. Firouz is a double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Beverly Hills who has an extensive knowledge in breast surgeries including breast augmentation, breast lift, and capsular contracture surgery. Dr. Firouz aims to meet the needs and goals of every patient in order to provide them with beautiful results.

To learn more about Capsular Contracture Surgery, call - 310-274-4321 to schedule your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Firouz.

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Capsular Contracture Surgery FAQ’s

Whenever a patient is considering undergoing capsular contracture surgery in Beverly Hills, there are often a lot of questions or concerns that they have. Dr. Firouz aims to address every worry that you might have in order to provide you with a better overall surgical experience. Listed below are some of the most commonly asked questions that Dr. Firouz hears in regards to capsular contracture, including:

  • Q: Is capsular contracture painful?

    A: Most women do report a painful feeling in their breasts. Some women describe the feeling as a stiffness in their chest area. It’s also possible to develop capsular contracture multiple times, even after you’ve undergone treatment for an initial procedure.
  • Q: Who should treat capsular contracture in Beverly Hills?

    A: It’s always best to visit a double board certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Firouz. Dr. Firouz, who has an extensive training and background in all breast related surgeries, including the treatment of capsular contracture. During your initial consultation, all of your concerns will be addressed by Dr. Firouz.
  • Q: What is the recovery time after capsular contracture?

    A: This depends on which type of surgery you undergo. If you require revisional breast surgery, the recovery time is typical of a breast augmentation or a breast reconstruction surgery and will result in minor discomfort, bruising, and swelling for several weeks. However, there are non-invasive techniques that can be used to treat capsular contracture that have little to no down time post treatment.
  • Q: How do I know if I’m experiencing capsular contracture?

    A: Most women experience a great deal of pain. Though it’s possible to develop a capsular contracture at any time after your breast augmentation surgery, most capsular contractures occur three months post surgery.
  • Q: What are the chances that I’ll need breast revision surgery?

    A: This will depend on the seriousness of your capsular contracture and which methods you must undergo in regards to treatment. Dr. Firouz will be able to better address this question during your initial consultation with him.
  • Q: What can I do to decrease my risk of experiencing a capsular contracture?

    A: As listed above, there are some precautions that you can take to avoid a capsular contracture, though they can occur at any time. It’s ideal to be extremely cautious of your breasts immediately following your surgery to avoid any trauma that could potentially harm your implants.
  • Q: What will Dr. Firouz discuss with me during my initial consultation?

    A: During your initial consultation with Dr. Jimmy Firouz in Beverly Hills, he will go over all of your best options for a quick surgery and recovery. He’ll also be able to better address any concerns you may have, and provide you with facts and details regarding capsular contraction that you may not fully be aware of.
  • Q: How will I know if I need to undergo surgery to correct my issue?

    A: If you’re experiencing a capsular contracture due to a recent breast implant surgery, there are many different treatment options that could benefit you. Dr. Firouz will have the opportunity to speak with you further during your initial appointment and consultation in which your options for treatment will be addressed in greater detail.