What is my best option for capsular contracture corrective surgery?

I have been given 3 options for the correction 1. Remove the implant, clean and reinsert 2. Remove the implant and replace with a new one. 3. Remove both implants and replace but have been advised to put the implants over the muscle where they are currently behind. Questions are, since this is the second time I will have to be opened up again is it necessary to go over the muscle because the pocket may be contaminated? I have heard the results aren't as good, is this true?

Replacing both implants is best. Going over or under the muscle in this situation is less clear regarding recurrence of contracture, but either is acceptable.

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Thomas C. Wiener, MD

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Removal of implants and capsule, replacement (if desired) with textured breast implants wrapped with Acellular Dermis. Transcutaneous fat grafting has been shopwn by some authors to be an alternative method.

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170 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

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