Capsular contracture

November 8, 2018 - 17:02

Hi all. I am wondering has anyone experienced capsular contracture. I am 10 months post bilateral masectomy with immediate silicone implant reconstruction and am now experiencing pain , swelling, rising of the breast and orange peel appearance on my skin. It has only happened on one breast (the one i had the cancer in) . The other is perfectly fine no issues. My oncologist does not think it is related to my radiotherapy as i finished this in August with no problems. It has only become an issue in the last week or so. I have an appointment to see my surgeon in the next few days but my doctor thinks this could be one of the reasons i am having these symptoms so long after and i was wondering has anyone been treated for this or had to have their implant removed or replaced because of this or what treatment they received. Thanks in advance ☺.

November 13, 2018 - 13:41

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