When a foreign object enters the body, the system reacts defensively by creating a snug pocket around it made from fibrous tissue. In the case of implants, a capsule is created by the surgeon to house the devices. The capsule prevents the implants from shifting or migrating.
Who is an ideal candidate for the procedure?
Capsular contracture is a complication that ranges from mild to severe. It is assessed on four levels according to the Baker Grade. The higher the grade of capsular contracture, the more likely it is that the patient will require capsulectomy. However, some patients will not need the procedure if their symptoms are minor. Dr. Wirth will meet with you for a private consultation and will delve into your candidacy at that time. He will review your medical history, listen to your concerns, and perform an in-depth physical evaluation in order to create the best treatment plan possible.