Capsular contracture surgery and revision breast surgery are some of the more common aesthetic procedures performed in our practice.
Capsular contracture is common in patients who have had mammary prosthesis in for over 10 to 15 years. Over time, as the breast capsule contracts, it tends to exert pressure on the underlying breast implant or mammary prosthesis. The mammary prosthesis then tends to reposition itself upwards, as there is less resistance “up” then against the fold inferiorly.
Capsular contracture surgery is performed under a general anesthetic and can take approximately 2 to 3 hours depending upon procedures performed to the breast.