Scar tissue hardening in the area around the implant
The main objective of breast augmentation surgery is to give the breasts a nicer size and shape. Those who have asymmetries and those who have sagging breasts due to weight loss, pregnancy and aging can benefit from this surgery.
Though proven to be a successful procedure most of the time, breast augmentation is inevitably associated with risks and complications wherein capsular contracture is one of the most often cases. This condition pertains to the formation of fibrous tissue around the implant. It is similar to the hardened scars around the surgical area.
Surgeons have been using silicone implants that is covered in a polyurethane layer since early 1970’s. However, polyurethane layer can be dissolved over time and micro-fragmentation also happens. That’s why in order to lessen the possibility of having capsular contracture, surgeons of today use textured elastomeric capsules.
The use of multilayer implant capsules was first used in the 1990s. They are proven to lessen the occurrence of micro exteriorization of silicone particles through the exterior pores of the breast implants. In case of an implant rupture, surgeons use a cohesive gel so that the leaked substance won’t migrate into the body.