How can you tell when capsular contracture has occurred?
Mild cases of capsular contracture may not at first exhibit any symptoms. The worse your capsular contracture gets, the more obvious it will be. Symptoms can include:
- Firmness of the breasts
- Overly round shape
- Nipples are misshapen
- Pain or tenderness
Capsular contracture typically worsens over time, so contact our office at the first signs of the condition. Our doctors will help you evaluate the severity of the condition and select an appropriate treatment.
Is capsular contracture painful?
The more severe your capsular contracture is, the more likely it is to be painful. The scar tissue can begin to squeeze the implant, contributing to the hardness of the breast and tenderness. The most severe cases can also be sensitive to the touch because of the pressure buildup and degree of scar tissue.
What is recovery like after treatment?
Surgical treatment such as a capsulotomy will result in a recovery period similar to that of breast augmentation surgery. You will likely need to take time off work to recover and refrain from exercise or other strenuous activities for a few weeks. Less-invasive treatments for milder cases will have a shorter recovery period but may still need some time off work for the initial stages of healing.