Correction for capsular contracture

Correction for capsular contracture

The body naturally forms a capsule around every foreign body. This also happens to breast implants, regardless of whether they are filled with saline or silicone. In most cases, this is not a problem, as the capsule is very tender.

Capsular contracture refers to the formation of a hard, connective tissue-like, sometimes painful capsule, which can lead to severe deformations of the breast. In such cases, surgical correction may be necessary.

Common questions

  • What correction options are there?
  • How does the treatment work?
  • Further questions?

What correction options are there?

Implant change with capsule removal in the case of severe capsular contracture

The implant is removed over the old scar, together with all or part of the thickened capsule. A new implant is inserted. If necessary, the implant position can be changed in front of or behind the chest muscle. A simultaneous breast tightening is also possible when the skin is slack. You can find more information under Breast Enlargement and Breast Lift.

Autologous fat transplantation with visible implant margins and mild capsular contracture

If the capsular contracture is only slightly developed, without deformation of the implants or painfulness, a thickening of the soft tissue envelope through an autologous fat transplantation may be sufficient. The advantages are the simultaneous reduction of bothersome fat deposits by means of liposuction, less downtime and significantly lower costs than with an implant change.

Autologous fat transplantation for severe capsular contracture as an implant replacement

If the capsule formation is painful or the breast is deformed, the implant should be removed. As an alternative to changing the implant and removing the capsule, the implant can also be replaced with autologous fat. However, the fatty tissue is not introduced into the implant cavity, but distributed evenly in the fatty tissue of the breast. In order to replace the removed implant volume, two interventions approx. 3 months apart are usually necessary. You can find more information under Breast Augmentation with Autologous Fat.

How does the treatment work?

In an initial discussion, we will examine and advise you and explain the treatment options and their risks. It is important to clarify together whether autologous fat transplantation or an implant change is more suitable in your case.

Further questions?

If you have any further questions, please contact us either by phone or using our contact form. We would be happy to arrange a personal consultation for you in our practice in Cham.