Capsular contracture surgery procedures are common when breast implants have been in for over 10-15 years. Removal of mammary prosthesis and capsules involves a surgical procedure requiring general anesthesia.
Following surgery, patients are required to wear a support bra, such as a jogging bra or other bra with significant support. This should be worn 24 hours a day seven days a week for 4 to 6 weeks. Patients often find an improvement in pain following the removal of their mammary prosthesis.