This condition occurs when scar tissue that naturally surrounds an implant becomes thick and hard, distorting the implant. To help give patients relief, Dr. Joshua Lampert performs among the best capsular contracture treatments Miami has available.

The Baker Scale: Capsular Contracture Severity

There are four grades of capsular contracture measured on the Baker Scale.

  • Level 1 – breast is soft, and the capsule is flexible, no distortion
  • Level 2 – breast is firm to the touch, no distortion visible
  • Level 3 – breast is hard, with visible distortion
  • Level 4 – breast is very hard and painful with visible distortion

Breast distortion can appear round or tubular, causing the nipples to tilt up, down, or to the side.

Capsular Contracture Treatment: Consult a Miami Breast Specialist

There has been some success getting the capsule to relax using certain drugs. Dr. Lampert may prescribe one of these medications before scheduling revision surgery. If there is no success with medication, or if the condition is too severe, there is no other option than revision capsulectomy. In most cases, removal of the capsule will adequately prevent future complications. Once the implant and capsule are removed, a pocket is often created under the pectoral muscle, and a new implant is inserted.

Extra caution is taken to ensure complete sterility during the insertion process. During this procedure, Dr. Lampert may use a mesh or acellular dermal matrix (ADM) to create an internal support structure. This will help secure the implant in the new location and may also prevent the overgrowth of the new capsule. Placing the implant under the pectoral muscle is thought to reduce the probability or slow down the formation of another thick capsule in the future.

Causes of Capsular Contracture

It is not definitively understood why 25% of women develop this condition or why one breast is sometimes involved while the other breast is unaffected. The cause is understood to be an inflammatory response within the capsule. It is thought that a very small amount of bacteria entering the surgical site might cause inflammation, which then causes the capsule to respond by growing thicker. The bacteria create a thin layer or “biofilm” that leads to chronic inflammation and thick scarring. Trauma, blood around the implant, or remnants of silicone gel from a prior implant rupture can cause chronic inflammation as well. Additionally, the biology of some patients simply reacts poorly to the placement of an implant.

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For patients interested in receiving the best capsular contracture treatment Miami has available, the next step is a private consultation with Dr. Lampert. He enjoys helping patients who need specialized solutions to problems that may cause depression and low self-esteem. He is dedicated to beautiful and long-lasting results that both he and his patients can be proud of.

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Why Choose Dr. Lampert?

Many patients come to Dr. Lampert frustrated and distressed by complications from their breast implants. Dr. Lampert understands that these clients need their faith in plastic surgery restored, and he does everything possible to do just that. Handling each individual with the same delicacy and meticulous precision as he would any family member or loved one, Dr. Lampert ensures a superior experience from start to finish. He listens carefully and crafts a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs and goals. By focusing on just a select few clients rather than a high volume of patients, Dr. Lampert is able to deliver exquisite, natural-looking outcomes.

Another aspect of Dr. Lampert’s care that sets him apart is his insistence on patient safety. To this end, he created his own state-of-the-art Ambulatory Surgery Center, Miami Surgery, LLC, an immaculate facility replete with among the most cutting-edge, advanced technology and equipment available today. Unlike almost every other plastic surgery operating room in South Florida, Miami Surgery, LLC is Federally Certified by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), the same agency that licenses all of the best hospitals in Florida.

Miami Surgery, LLC is one of only three other AHCA-certified ASCs in Miami-Dade County dedicated to plastic surgery and operated by only Board Certified Plastic Surgeons (American Board of Plastic Surgery) and Board Certified Anesthesiologists. Thanks to Dr. Lampert’s expert care, patients and their families can remain confident that his facility meets and exceeds the same operating standards as the Ambulatory Surgery Centers found in world-class hospitals.

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