Breast Implants and capsules

Whenever the human body is cut it heals with a scar. We see the outside scar, but there is scar inside too.

When breast implants are placed in the human breast the space for the breast implant becomes lined with scar all around, like a ball or like the lining of a pocket. We call this scar the “capsule”. It is just a fancy name for scar inside.

Capsules (scars) inside can shrink and sometimes stretch. We don’t know why and we cannot control them.

If your pocket lining shrinks and you have a balloon in your pocket it will get compressed and feel hard and become unnaturally round. This is capsular contracture.

It can also stretch out and I call this capsular relaxation.

More on the management of capsules in breast implant and breast enhancement surgery next time. Email me by filling out the contact form if you have questions. My practice is in Stockton, California. We are close to Lodi, Modesto, Manteca, Tracy, Elk Grove and the foothills.