What Is Capsular Contracture?

Capsular contracture is one of the most common complications associated with breast augmentation surgery.

This results from an excessive reaction of the immune system to foreign objects.

After breast augmentation, your body forms fibrous tissue that encapsulates the implant in an attempt to wall it off.

When the fibrous capsule tightens and squeezes the implant, capsular contracture occurs.

Signs and Symptoms

The signs and symptoms of capsular contracture commonly appear gradually and may first be observed as a high-riding or misshapen breast.

As firmness increases, the breast may feel tight or even painful, especially when you are lying on them.

The breasts can appear very round, almost ball-like, and visible rippling may also be noted.