When a breast implant is placed in the body we form a scar around the implant which holds it in position. However, sometimes that scar gets too thick and squeezes the implant causing firmness, deformity and even pain. This is called capsular contracture. It is unclear why capsular contracture develops in some patients and not others but we do know that if you do develop capsular contracture, that you are more likely to get it again. For these women, they often go through a frustrating cycle of having an implant revision that restores a soft breast and then a year or two later it becomes hard again. Fortunately, there are now new techniques that are breaking the cycle. At Harvard we were commonly using a product called "acellular dermal matrix" or ADM for short to help in reconstructing breasts after breast cancer. What we learned through this experience was that when an ADM was used, the patients were having fewer complications with capsular contracture. We are now bringing this new technique to cosmetic patients. There are many styles of ADM on the market including Alloderm and Belloderma, but the most important component is how they are placed in the breast pocket during surgery.
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Well known as one of the Palm Beach area's most reputable plastic surgery teams, Brian Hass MD, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Andrea Hass MD, Board Certified in Ophthalmology and Ocular Plastic Surgery combine their individual specialties to help patients achieve a more youthful, yet natural appearance. Regardless of where you live, it is well worth your time to make an appointment for a cosmetic consultation with these top notch plastic surgeons. In fact, many Hass patients travel from all over the country and the world for their cosmetic surgery touch.
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