Secondary Implant Correction

Age: 47

Before treatment, she has a right saline deflation and a left capsular contracture. After corrective surgery, with implant relocation under the pectoral muscle, her appearance is greatly improved.

The 47 year old woman below originally had saline implants placed in the subglandular position, under the breast tissue instead of under the pectoral muscle. This location has a high risk of capsular contracture, or “hardening” of the breast, caused by inflammation of the capsule or scar tissue around the implant. Two hallmarks of a contracture are a misshapen upper pole bulge as the implant sits too high, and an overly firm breast as the pocket tightens up.