Capsular contracture is a known complication of breast augmentation and is covered by the implant manufacturer’s warranty. It is graded I through IV, with the first level being a soft, normal capsule and the fourth being a hard, painful capsule. We treat grade III and IV capsules with surgery. A grade II capsule is usually treated with massage and treatment with the Aspen external ultrasound system.
The patient pictured here came to our surgery center in Boca Raton, Florida to address the complications from previous breast surgeries at another surgical center. She had multiple surgeries for capsule contracture and had multiple capsulectomies. She came to us with her implants already removed.
She underwent residual capsulectomies and reaugmentation with Mentor moderate plus profile 275cc implants and Strattice Tissue Matrix in our Boca Raton office. This after photo was taken two years post operstively. She has told Dr. Pozner that this surgery has been a “miracle cure” for her.