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What Causes Capsular Contracture and How Can I Prevent It?

We have had a number of patients who come to the clinic having had 2 or even 3 breast augmentations for recurrent capsular contracture only to have it recur again. What many people don’t realize is that in many cases the capsular contracture is due to a slow, indolent, subclinical infection with s. epidermidis which typically grows on the skin. The organism is introduced into the cavity created for the implant at the time of surgery. A subclinical infection ensues, resulting in thick, hardened capsules as the body attempts to wall off the infection. How Can Capsular Contractures be Treated For this […]

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