Is this capsular contracture?
I'm a 52 yr old female who had breast augmentation in 1992. The implants are textured silicone from DOW. Although the left breast has always seems a bit more full and very slightly larger, I've never had any problems until now. Virtually overnight, my left breast became visibly larger, fuller, more firm, and higher up on my chest. There is no pain, no redness, no dimpling of skin, no malformation of any kind, only a much larger, fuller breast. I'm trying to get in contact with the original surgeon (he's retired and I live in another country now), and my current family doctor has no clue about implants. She ordered blood tests, which all came back fine and I have an ultrasound scheduled on Dec. 5th. Doing my own investigation, it seems to me to be capsular contraction so maybe I suddenly developed a leak and my body is reacting? Is it unusual to have capsular contraction after so many years? I've been massaging the breast and taking Epsom salt baths, but nothing has changed. I will start on vitamin E and I see research that Accolate can help. Honestly, I'm scared because I don't know what this is. I just want to know, it is normal for capsular contracture to occur 25 years after surgery? Could this just be an inflammation that will go down? If so, how should I treat the inflammation? Any and all professional advice would be most welcome!