Capsulectomy is the surgical removal of scar tissue, or capsule that has become thickened and hardened around a breast implant. The capsule is composed of fibroblast, collagen and blood vessels and is known as capsular contracture. It is the body’s immune systems protective response against the presence of a foreign object. The formation of a capsule is normal yet when it becomes thick or contracts, it squeezes the implant causing it to become distorted and painful. Capsular contracture is the most common complication of breast augmentation procedures and occurs in first-time breast augmentation patients, breast reconstruction patients and patients who have previously been treated for capsular contracture. There is no way to predict how a body will heal or whether scar tissue will form before a surgical procedure is performed.
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