Over decades of practice, I have performed over 2,000 breast augmentation procedures and developed my skills through continuous research and implementation of the latest plastic surgery technologies. However, with any surgery, regardless of whether or not you visit a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, there are inherent risks when introducing foreign objects into the body.
When you undergo breast augmentation, FDA-approved saline implants or silicone implants are positioned to enhance the appearance of the breasts. In rare cases, scar tissue can become tough and form tightly around saline or silicone breast implants over time in a condition known as capsular contracture. It’s important to note that breast implants themselves do not become hard, rather the scar tissue is what composes the hardness. There are various ways to avoid capsular contracture, one of the most important being to choose an experienced surgeon who provides you with the proper post procedure care guidelines. Learn more in the following video.
We will continue to post new videos discussing various aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery in the coming months. If you would like to schedule a consultation in order to have your questions answered personally for your needs, please contact us today. For more on breast reconstruction and other procedures, please visit my website and follow me, Dr. Franklyn Elliott, on Facebook, Twitter, and Google +.