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New Study Shows Textured Breast Implants Reduce Risk of Capsular Contracture

A recent study presented at the 12th annual Toronto Breast Surgery Symposium found that using textured breast implants instead of smooth breast implants will substantially reduce the risk of capsular contracture. In fact, the capsular contracture rate was reduced to 1% for patients in this study who used textured implants.

Capsular contracture is one of the most common breast augmentation complications. While it can occur at any time, it most commonly develops within the first few months after the procedure.

When breast implants are placed in your body, a lining is formed around the implant. When capsular contracture occurs, this lining tightens and squeezes the breast implant. As a result, the breast implant feels hard and develops a distorted appearance. The condition can be quite painful, and breast augmentation revision surgery is required to correct it.

While the cause of capsular contracture is not entirely known, common factors which may increase your risk of developing this condition include:

  • Bacterial contamination
  • Breast implant rupture
  • Leakage of silicone gel implant filling
  • Hematoma

Along with using textured breast implants, another way to reduce your risk of capsular contracture is to choose sub-muscular breast implant placement. With this method, your breast implant is placed underneath the chest muscle. Philadelphia breast augmentation surgeon Dr. Bottger typically recommends submuscular placement with most of his patients.

Dr. Bottger has more than 20 years of experience performing breast augmentation procedures and during that time, he has experienced a very low complication rate. Dr. Bottger takes every precaution necessary to ensure your breast augmentation is performed according to the highest levels of safety.

Please contact Dr. David Bottger today to schedule your breast augmentation consultation. Dr. Bottger serves breast implant patients in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.