Ask the Doctor-Can you help with my implants?

This week, James E. Craigie, MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question.

Question:  I had bilateral mastectomies with reconstruction in 2007. I recently had my implants replaced due to a capsular contracture on the left side. I now have 495CC contour implants. I love the right side but not much the left. Is there anything that can be done to help?

AnswerThere is possibly something that can be done to improve your situation, but it is difficult to say for sure without knowing a little more about what is going on. Some possible things which could make your reconstruction unacceptable include recurrent contracture, inadequate soft tissue cover, or the implant shifting from the proper position.

Additionally, if you are radiated on that side, it can be very difficult to get an acceptable result. We would be happy to call and discuss your situation further, if you wish.

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