What is capsular contracture?

Dr. Sacha Obaid, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Serving Dallas, Plano, Southlake, and Nearby Fort Worth, Texas

When an implant is placed in the body, it is normal for the body to see it as foreign and create a capsule around it, like a barrier keeping it separate from other parts of the body. This capsule is usually so thin that it’s unnoticeable; however, capsular contracture is when the body creates a thick rim of scar tissue around the implant instead. This can make the implant feel firmer than it should and, in severe cases, pulls the implant upward and outward.