What are the Signs of Capsular Contracture following Breast Augmentation?
Although it only happens to a small percentage of breast augmentation patients, capsular contracture is one of the most common complications of breast enlargement surgery. For that reason, it is important to know the signs of capsular contracture following breast augmentation. Capsular contracture causes hardening of the breasts and can cause distortion. It is often a painful complication. In extreme cases, it can affect mobility. Capsular contracture can be treated.
Signs of Capsular Contracture following Breast Augmentation
Symptoms typically appear within two years of surgery, but can appear later. They tend to come on gradually, and can include:
- Increasing firmness
- Tightness which becomes uncomfortable or painful
- Breast that seems too high
- Misshapen breast
- Breast that is too round or ball-shaped
- Hardness of the breast
- Change in the appearance of the breast skin
- Change in color of the breast
- Pain which causes limited mobility in the shoulders and upper body
- Feeling that the chest is constricted
Certain factors can increase your risk of developing capsular contracture, including:
- Bacterial infection
- Hematoma or seroma as a complication of surgery
- Inadequate skin to cover the implant size
- Severe breast trauma
- Autoimmune disorders
- Radiation therapy
Choosing a skilled and experienced breast augmentation surgeon can minimize your risk of developing capsular contracture following breast augmentation. If you are considering breast enlargement, in the Dallas area, please contact the Cosmetic Surgical Center to schedule a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Vasdev Rai.
Dr. Vasdev Rai
Dr. Vasdev Rai has performed more than 25,000 cosmetic surgeries over his more than 30 years in practice as a Dallas plastic surgeon. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon who was first certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1983. Learn More...
Dr. Surjit Rai
Dr. Surjit Rai was born and raised in Plano, Texas. Being the son of a plastic surgeon, Dr. Rai had the unique opportunity to see first-hand the impact a plastic surgeon can have. He knew at a young age that he would dedicate his life and academic career towards the goal of becoming a plastic surgeon. Learn More...