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Capsular Contracture Research

No … Unfortunately I cannot report a big breakthrough in this difficult problem, but I can report that we are making progress in understanding the mechanism. I just returned from a Scientific Summit hosted by Mentor, which is the main breast implant manufacturer in my opinion. The subject of capsular contracture was discussed in detail,… Read More »

Treatment of Capsular Contracture

We know that breast capsular contracture is a thickening and shrinkage of the scar tissue that surrounds all breast implants. This shrinkage causes the breast implant to become compressed, hard and misshapen. Conservative Treatment: This is non-operative treatment. The patient is advised to push the breast implant in an effort to stretch out the shrinking… Read More »

Effects of Capsular Contracture

Capsules are scars. They completely envelop the breast implant, just like a lining in your clothes pocket will surround a balloon if you put a balloon in your pocket. Scar capsule can shrink. Since we do not know why, the least we can do is to observe exactly what happens. The capsule may shrink at… Read More »

Liposuction Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck with liposuction)

Liposuction abdominoplasty (tummy tuck with liposuction) has become such a huge success that I hope that patients will come from further away than my usual Stockton, Lodi, Manteca, Modesto and Tracy areas. The combination of liposuction and abdominoplasty has produced the best results for this procedure that I have ever seen. In addition complications are… Read More »