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Treating Capsular Contracture in Santa Monica

Research on breast capsular contracture have so far failed to identify the absolute reasons why capsular contracture occurs after breast augmentation. Women who develop hardening of the breast tissue may experience a progressive thickening of the tissue capsule surrounding the breast implant.  These changes can occur over months, years, or decades.
Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian provides expertise in the management of capsular contracture after breast augmentation. He is an expert in capsulectomy, capsulotomy, breast implant revision, and breast implant removal. Depending on the severity of your breast problem, Dr. Karamanoukian can recommend a longterm treatment program that can lessen the burden of capsular contracture.
If you are developing symptoms of pain, asymmetry, and shifting of the breast implant, surgery may be required.  In moderate to severe cases of capsular contracture, there may be associated rupture of a breast implant with leakage of silicone or saline within the tissue pocket. 
Treatment of capsular contracture begins with a thorough knowledge of the mechanism of tissue capsule hardening.   Capsular contracture may cause a significant cosmetic or medical change in the breasts.  If you are suffering from pain, constant discomfort, shifting of your breast implants, or rupture of silicone or saline breast implants, you may have capsular contracture.  A consultation is usually required prior to treatment. 
Kare Plastic Surgery is a luxury plastic surgery office located on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica. Call 310-998-5533 and speak to one of your Los Angeles plastic surgery patient care coordinators regarding capsular contracture and options you can take to improve your condition.