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New Techniques Greatly Reduce Capsular Contracture in Breast Augmentation Patients

New Techniques Greatly Reduce Capsular Contracture in Breast Augmentation Patients

(PRWEB) January 23, 2006 -- When it comes to cosmetic surgery, patients deserve nothing less than perfection. Although breast augmentations and other implant related procedures are highly popular and rewarding, a condition known as "capsular contracture" can prevent optimal results.

Capsular contraction is the most common side effect/ risk of cosmetic and reconstructive breast implant procedures. A capsular contracture occurs when the normal fibrous capsule around the implant tightens and/ or thickens resulting in breast firmness, shape distortion and pain (in advanced states). This results in the need for further surgery and re-operations for the patient.

Current data demonstrates that 15-20 % of all patients who undergo cosmetic breast implant procedures and > 20 % of reconstructive and revision patients experience capsular contracture. Previous publications recommend combination breast pocket irrigation based on in vitro studies. Over the past six years, we have studied outcomes of these recommended breast pocket irrigations clinically in over 300 patients.

"This study culminates the past 8 years of work we have done on capsular contracture and how we can make breast augmentation and breast implant procedures safer and better for patients."

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