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How to Reduce the Risk of Capsular Contracture

Capsular contracture can be common in patients who have undergone breast augmentation. There are several steps that one can take to reduce the risks of capsular contracture in the future. At the time of capsular contracture surgery, we often take a culture of the fluid from the breast pocket. The fluid is sent off to the lab to determine if there is an underlying bacterial cause for chronic inflammation and capsule formation. Once the cultures have determined to be negative and/or any bacterial colonization is treated with an appropriate course of antibiotics then patients may be given a Medrol dose pack to reduce the risk of capsule formation.

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Brian Dickinson

Dr. Dickinson is a Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon operating out of Newport Beach, California. He believes that the reconstructive and aesthetic surgical principles appropriately complement each other and share's his techniques and advice freely.