Breast Revision. Bilateral Breast Capsular Contracture. Bilateral Removal of Silicone Implants, Bilateral Capsulectomy, Bilateral Pocket Repair with Placement of Strattice, Bilateral Placement of Silicone Implants.
After this patient’s initial breast augmentation surgery with another surgeon, she felt that her scars were not even or hidden in her breast crease. She also eventually developed capsular contracture in her breasts, which is the formation of hard scar tissue around the breast implant, creating asymmetry, firmness, and distortion. The implants placed in her first surgery were wide and flat, and she desired a rounder, fuller shape. Capsular contracture also causes pain and discomfort, which restricted this patient’s daily activities since she lives an extremely active lifestyle. Dr. Cat removed and replaced her implants, performed a capsulectomy to remove the hard scar tissue around the implants, and also performed a pocket repair using capsulorrhaphy which is sutures as well as Strattice. This repairs the pocket and provides better support. At only two weeks post-op, this patient now has soft, full, symmetric, and better-shaped breasts after having a Breast Revision with Dr. Cat.