Correction for capsular fibrosis

Basically, the body forms a capsule around every foreign body. This also applies to breast implants, regardless of whether they are filled with saline or silicone. In most cases this does not cause any problems, as the capsule is very delicate.

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

Frequently asked questions

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

What correction options are there?

Implant replacement with capsule removal in cases of severe capsular fibrosis

The implant is removed via 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 pectoral muscle. A simultaneous breast lift for sagging skin is also possible. You can also find more information under breast augmentation and breast lift.
Autologous fat grafting for visible implant edges and mild capsular fibrosis
If the capsular fibrosis is only mild, without deformation of the implants or pain, a thickening of the soft tissue mantle through autologous fat transplantation may be sufficient. The advantages are the simultaneous reduction of unwanted fat deposits by means of liposuction, less downtime and significantly lower costs than with an implant replacement.

Autologous fat transplantation for severe capsular fibrosis as an implant replacement

If the capsule is painful or the breast is deformed, the implant should be removed. As an alternative to implant replacement with capsule removal, the implant can also be replaced with autologous fat. However, the fatty tissue is not inserted into the cavity of the implant cavity but distributed evenly in the fatty tissue of the breast. To replace the removed implant volume, two operations are usually necessary at intervals of approx. three months. You can also find more information under Breast augmentation with autologous fat.

How does the treatment work?

In an initial consultation, we will examine and advise you and explain the treatment options and their risks. Together we will clarify whether autologous fat grafting or an implant replacement is more suitable in your case.

Further questions

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