What is capsular contracture?

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What is capsular contracture?

Capsular contracture if excessive scarring of the capsule that forms around the implant. Every foreign body put into the body creates a protective layer and this is normal. However this capsule can thicken and this can alter the shape of the implant and can also cause pain. Where this occurs the capsules are deemed to have contracted. There are differing severities of capsular contracture depending on how they affect each individual patient.