Secondary Implant Correction

Age: 52

The photograph on the left shows her pre-operative appearance. Surgical correction required opening up of the pocket and evacuation of the hematoma. She had quite a good result at six weeks postop (right) and has not required any further revisions.

Capsular contracture occurs in almost a third of women undergoing breast implant surgery. This can happen when there is bleeding into the pocket, or if inflammation occurs. In some cases, a sudden delayed contracture can occur with a serious local or systemic infection, such as a dental abscess or urinary tract infection. The 52 year old woman below had a hematoma due to trauma, and developed a very tight pocket on the left.