What Are the 3 Types of Capsulectomy?

2 Minute Read:  A capsulectomy is the surgical procedure used to remove the scar tissue that naturally forms and surrounds a breast implant (called a capsule). There are four main reasons that women with breast implants choose to have a capsulectomy.  To treat a condition known as capsular contracture where the scar tissue contracts and …

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Why Should You Consider Breast Implant Massages After Augmentation?

Breast implant “massages” can be an important part of your breast augmentation recovery and long-term outcome. Carefully and correctly performed implant compression exercises (“massages”) can help the healing process and may reduce the risk of implant hardening, also known as capsular contracture. Preventing Capsular Contracture When a foreign object, such as a breast implant, is …

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Non-Elective Reasons to Undergo Breast Revision

Many women choose to undergo breast revision surgery in order to either increase or decrease the size of their breasts. Other elective reasons for revision surgery can include changing the type of implant (going from saline to silicone; rarely the opposite), the shape or profile of the implant, or the location of the implant (usually …

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Which Breast Implants Are Safest?

Breast implants have been thoroughly evaluated using the most rigorous scientific evaluations including under the auspices of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and they have been subjected to countless clinical studies to determine their safety for use in the human body. The vast evidence and clinical experiences clearly validate the overwhelming safety …

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Breast Augmentation Incisions and Scar Visibility

Any person who undergoes surgery WILL have scars afterward just by the nature of the wound healing process. Even with the most skilled of surgeons, scars form where incisions are placed though they may be quite inconspicuous. Women who undergo breast augmentation should expect post-surgical scars regardless of the incision they choose. While each incision …

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Breast “Massage” Exercises After Breast Augmentation

A practice that Dr. Turkeltaub generally recommends for most of his breast augmentation patients is to perform a daily “breast massage.” Though it may sound more exciting than it really is, this involves the gentle manipulation of the breast implants in their pockets. This practice is designed to assist with healthy recovery and promote the …

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How to Reduce Your Risk of Capsular Contracture

Like any other surgical procedure, breast augmentation is not without risks. One complication that is associated with breast augmentation is capsular contracture. This can occur at any point in time following the procedure – from within a few months to even many years later. While Dr. Turkeltaub can surgically treat capsular contracture if it occurs, …

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Breast Augmentation Incision Options

Breast augmentation is a plastic surgery procedure that can be tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient. There are multiple options for implant type, shape, texture, and size, and the implant may be placed either over or under the chest muscle to achieve the patient’s desired breast feel and appearance. Another important decision …

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What Is Capsular Contracture?

Breast augmentation is a very satisfying procedure for the vast majority of women as it provides them with fuller, firmer and more attractive, alluring breasts. With this often comes greater confidence, self-esteem, and feelings of increased sexual attractiveness with improvements in their sex life. Nevertheless, like any surgical procedure, there are potential risks for problems …

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