Unformatted text preview: gov/cdrh/breastimplants/breast_implants_photos.html FDA has developed this website for displaying photographs and/or illustrations of breast implant complications. This website is not intended to be photographic representation of all breast implant complications. FDA will continue to add photographs and/or illustrations of complications associated with saline-filled and silicone gelfilled implants as they become available. You should refer to the breast implant consumer handbook, which is available on the FDA breast implant website at http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/breastimplants/ for a description of potential breast implant complications. http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/breastimplants/breast_implants_photos.html BREAST IMPLANTS Capsular Contracture
Capsular contracture occurs when the scar tissue or capsule that normally forms around the implant tightens and squeezes the implant. It may be more common following infection, hematoma (collection of blood), and seroma (collection of watery portion of blood). There are four grades of capsular contracture. The Baker grading is as follows Grade I the breast is normally soft and looks natural Grade II the breast is a little firm but looks normal Grade III the breast is firm and looks abnormal (visible distortion) Grade IV the breast is hard, painful, and looks abnormal (greater distortion) Additional surgery may be needed to correct the capsular contracture. This surgery ranges from removal of the implant capsule tissue to removal (and possibly replacement) of the implant itself. Capsular contracture may happen again after this additional surgery. Breast Implant Position and "Capsular Contraction" Diagrams removed for copyright reasons. Boston Globe, July 22, 1991 Fibroblasts with contractile capacity cause contracture of the fibrous tissue BREAST IMPLANTS Capsular Contracture Photo removed for copyright reasons. Photograph shows Grade IV capsular contracture in the right breast of a 29year-old woman seven years after subglandular (on top of the muscle and under the breast glands) placement of 560cc silicone gel-filled breast implants. BREAST IMPLANTS Capsular Contracture
Removed implant: viewing the outside of the fibrous capsule Photo removed for copyright reasons. Photo removed for copyright reasons. Inside of the fibrous capsule
Photo removed for copyright reasons. Implant Photo removed for copyright reasons. http://www.implantforum.com/capsular-contracture/ BREAST IMPLANTS Capsular Contracture
What is Capsular Contracture? Scar tissu...
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