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Breast Capsular Contracture Repair in Santa Monica

Breast Capsular Contracture

A common reason to undergo breast implant revision involves changes in the breast tissue capsule that cause the breast to harden or change shape. Capsular contracture may affect up to twenty-five percent of patients with breast implants at some point in their lives.
The cause of breast capsular contracture remains elusive. Theories abound as to an inflammatory origin for breast capsular contracture, but the exact cause is still a mystery. Plastic surgeons characterize capsular contracture as early or late, depending on the time frame of development.
Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian of Kare Plastic Surgery and Skin Health Center in Santa Monica is an expert on the multimodality treatment of capsular contracture after silicone or saline breast implants.. His specialization is geared towards reduction in the inflammation around the implants. Options include capsulectomy, capsulotomy, explantation of the implant, Accolate or Singulair pills, and changing of the implant plane from subglandular to submuscular. By employing the latest techniques, Dr. Karamanoukian can restore your breasts to improve cosmetic outcome.
Acellular matrix is also a treatment that can improve outcome in cases of capsular contracture. Alloderm and Strattice can be beneficial to the optimization of the pocket after capsulectomy and can help reduce lateral fullness of the implants.
If you are considering treatment for capsular contracture, please call our Los Angeles plastic surgery patient care coordinators to discuss your options treatment. Your consultation will begin with a thorough evaluation of your skin by Dr. Karamanoukian to determine your candidacy for surgical or non-surgical capsular contracture treatment.