Breast extrusion

I'm having surgery to remove a capsular contracture and replace my implants (they're 8 years old) on January 14th. In the last week my implant on the cc side has bottomed out and I have a blue window with my implant looking like it's extruding. This has happened really fast and gone from bad to worse in a weeks time. My concern is that I won't be able to make it to my surgery date without the implant coming out. How fast can an extrusion happen?

You would need to see your plastic surgeon for a definitive answer to your question, and it would obviously be best to do this right away. With a capsulectomy for contracture and thinning of the tissue over the implant as you describe, use of an acellular dermal matrix such as Strattice or Alloderm might be considered to add coverage and provide some protection against recurrence of the contracture.

Richard A. Baxter MD
Richard A. Baxter MD
6100 219th St SWMountlake TerraceWA98043US

Richard A. Baxter MD

6100 219th Street, SW, Suite 290,
Mountlake Terrace, WA, 98043, US

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