Capsular Contracture

I'm a 42 year old female that had a lollipop breast lift with augmentation in 2008 with 300 cc (?) silicone gel implants under the muscle. I had less breast tissue on my left breast (due to previous botched surgery), and there was probably more work done and scar tissue in this breast in general. The past 3 years I have had internal itching and tightness in this left breast. But the right breast is perfect and has had no issues. I am not ready to have a surgery to get these taken out yet. And I don't want to get them replaced either if I do have them removed. I am assuming I have capsular contracture in the left breast? It doesn't look distorted at all though. Should I get an MRI to see what is going on? Avoiding that route since it is very expensive. Have you ever heard of internal breast itching as a symptom of capsular contracture?

It's best to see a board certified plastic surgeon for a face to face visit where your concerns will be heard and an exam can determine just what may be happening with your left side. If your surgeon is still working, always best to return to him/her as most surgeons do not charge existing or old patients who are coming back for an issue.

Curtis S. F. Wong, MD
Curtis S. F. Wong, MD
1950 Rosaline AveReddingCA96001US

Curtis S. F. Wong, MD

1950 Rosaline Ave, Redding, CA,
UNITED STATES, 96001

Capsular contracture is associated with firmness of the implant. As the capsule locks down against the implant it gets progressively more firm and distorts the shape of the breast. The incidence is 6% in the implants you have. I have had patients that describe itching like you are experiencing. For most, it has resolved on its own. I don't have a specific treatment. I don't think what you're describing warrants an MRI because I don't think it will give information that would then suggest a surgery. Best of Luck!

M. Scott Haydon, MD
M. Scott Haydon, MD
4701 Bee Cave RdWest Lake HillsTX78746US

M. Scott Haydon, MD

4701 Bee Cave Rd, #202, West Lake Hills, TX,
UNITED STATES, 78746