Published March 3, 2014

Possible Side effects from Breast Augmentation done in Sydney – Capsular Contracture

Are you interested in undergoing an operation for breast augmentation in Sydney but worried about the possibility of encountering common side effects like capsular contracture? Well read on to know all about these side effects and Dr Tavakoli’s strategies on preventing such problems, as one of the best cosmetic surgeons for breast augmentation Australia he knows a thing or two.

Now as you may already know, breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgical procedure performed on women to increase the size and improve the shape of their breasts, usually with the help of a breast implant. These implants are filled with either silicone or saline and the implants are inserted into the breasts through an incision. Once the implant is adjusted to the desired shape and position, the surgeon closes the incision with stitches. However, a common post-surgical complication known as Capsular Contracture can occur in some women.

The term is used to describe scar tissues which form around the implant causing one’s breasts to harden and this can change their look and feel. Patients too can feel some discomfort in their breasts. Capsular Contracture is still an unpredictable complication affecting a small percentage of patients. Even though it poses no major health risks, it can nullify the very reasons why the patient decided to go for breast enlargement in the first place.

Understanding capsular contracture and what can be done about it

Needless to say, capsular contracture is a serious complication in breast implants. Capsular contracture refers to the formation of scar tissues that normally forms around any artificial material placed in the body and the first thing women ought to know about it is that it is a completely natural bodily response to foreign objects in the body (breast implants).

In most cases, capsular contracture is undetectable and do not adversely affect breast augmentation but in some cases excessive hardening of the scar tissues around the breast implant occurs compressing the implant and ruining its desirable mould. Most cases of capsular contractures today are attributed to the use of smooth shell silicone breast implants which was the standard practice during the 1980s. Based on recent studies, those types of breast implants had a capsular contracture rate as high as 35 percent and is no longer in wide spread use today.

Dr Tavakoli offers only the best and safest methods in breast enlargement cosmetic surgical operations and uses textured shell breast implants which greatly reduce the possibility of capsular contracture to less than 5 percent. In addition, Dr. Tavakoli’s unrivalled expertise for breast augmentation in Sydney has enabled him to devise cosmetic surgical techniques that further reduce the risk of such complications. Give us a call on 1300 368 107 to book a consultation and have Dr Tavakoli discuss it with you.

Although the cause of capsular contracture still remains unclear and hence impossible to fully prevent, Dr Tavakoli reassures patients that it is not the issue that it once was. If anything, such complications represent the importance of investing only in the best in breast augmentation and Dr Tavakoli certainly offers women nothing less.

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.