This patient had previously undergone a breast augmentation by an outside surgeon and developed a right breast capsular contracture (top row). She subsequently underwent a right breast capsulectomy at Ennis Plastic Surgery to correct the contracture which is seen in the bottom row of photos.
Capsular contracture is the term used to describe the formation of scar tissue around the implant which, when thickened, can make the implant feel hard and round. Although the implant itself remains soft, the scar tissue "squeezes" the implant which makes the implant feel hard. When breast implants are placed under the pectoral muscle, the rate of capsule contracture is decreased in general from greater than 15% to less than 3%. That's a significant difference.
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Most women choose to have their breast implants replaced in Florida, but some women opt for breast implant removal.