Published August 16, 2018

Capsular Contracture and Dr Tavakoli’s Rapid Recovery Spray

The two most common questions, Renowned Plastic Surgeon, Dr Tavakoli is asked by women considering breast augmentation is how long is the recovery and what are the future complications that can arise?

Dr Tavakoli has pioneered the rapid recovery technique for breast augmentation, which means patients are up and mobile immediately after their surgery.
Light stretching is prescribed from day 2 and patients are able to return to work between day 5 and day 7 posts op.

Crucial to the rapid recovery technique is a spray solution developed by Dr Tavakoli which eliminates the need for drains post operatively, improving patient comfort post op and significantly lowering the chance of post operative complications including capsular contracture.

Capsular contracture remains to this day, a common complication that can affect up to 20% of women. It occurs when the natural capsule around the implant thickens and contracts, often distorting the shape of the implant and causing pain and discomfort.
Sub pectoral or dual plane placement and the introduction of micro textured implant as well as stringent surgical practices have helped reduce this overall figure.


*Before and after capsular contracture patients


Blood and fluid inside the breast pocket have been directly linked to post operative complications that affect both comfort (swelling, seroma, bruising) and aesthetic results (implant displacement, capsular contracture).
To overcome these issues, drains have been commonplace in primary breast augmentation patients. Whilst drains can be effective at removing the remaining fluid that can build up inside the pocket, they can be a source of discomfort and inconvenience for the patient.



No drain solution: Dr Tav’s Rapid Recovery Spray

Made up of a combination of anti-bleeding medication and antibiotics, this intra-operative spray is applied directly into the breast pocket immediately prior to implant insertion.
An external four year retrospective study of Dr Tavakoli’s patients revealed a significant reduction in the rate of capsular contracture in patients who received Dr Tav’s Quick Recovery Sprat

Compliction No Spray Dr Tavakoli Spray
Capsular Contracture 4.3% 0.96%
Seroma 2.1% 1.3%
Haemotoma 0.37% 0
Significant swelling/bruising 0.5% 0

The results of this study are both significant and impressive. Dr Tavakoli has since been invited to speak about capsular contracture and the use of his “Rapid Recovery Spray” at international conferences including the recent ASAPS/NZAPS conference in August 2018. All breast augmentation patients are treated with Dr Tavakoli’s “Rapid Recovery Spray”.

Breast augmentation before and after

Breast Augmentation Gallery – View before and after gallery

Did you know our practice manager Jennifer offers complimentary consultations for primary breast augmentation and mummy makeover patients. During this appointment, Jennifer can talk you through the surgery and recovery process, as well as provide detailed costings and surgery availability. To book an appointment with Jennifer, please fill out this form.

Published By: Dr Kourosh Tavakoli

Dr Kourosh Tavakoli, MS, FRACS, is an internationally renowned Australian trained plastic surgeon with over 20 years of surgical training. He is an active member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), International Society (ISAPS) and American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). He is considered a world leader in plastic surgery of the breast and body and lectures extensively around the word on these topics.