Capsular Contracture Breast Implant or encapsulation is one of the most successful items of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal . Today I present a review and update.
Capsular contracture is the most feared complication for the woman who wants to increase their breast size.
The body produces around implants, capsule or fibrous membrane. This capsule is like a "second skin" consists mainly of collagen fibers. It is the immune defense against a body to which the organism finds it strange and which can not be destroyed, and is thus isolating a membrane surrounding tissue. Normally this does not cause discomfort fibrous capsule, or alter the aesthetic result of the intervention breast augmentation.However, sometimes the capsule is set in excess putting strain on the surrounding tissues and hardening the breast, can be deformed by traction and tension produced. In extreme cases it can be pain. When the capsule is formed around the prosthesis excess is when speaking of capsular contracture, or popularly "encapsulation" or "capsulitis