Breast Implant Company Now Enhances Warranty!
Last Friday the trivia question on our Facebook Contest pertained to a particular complication following breast implant surgery known as capsular contracture. Our Facebook Fans did an excellent job explaining this phenomenon! The second part of the question was, “Is capsular contracture covered in a warranty?” The answer is surprisingly YES!
First let’s talk a little more about Capsular Contracture. Capsular contracture is a rare occurrence that can sometimes affect women who have breast implants. The condition is characterized by thick tight scar tissue forming around the breast implant and causing a feeling of hardness to the breast. Capsular contracture can also have an effect on breast shape and discomfort may also be evident. The surgical removal of this scar tissue is called Capsulectomy.
HOW CAN I HELP AVOID THIS?
Manual massaging helps minimize the occurrence of Capsular Contracture. Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani feels that sometimes massaging breasts too soon after surgery can cause unwanted bleeding around the implant and therefore causing potential problems. Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani often advises his patients undergoing Breast Augmentation to begin massaging approximately 2 weeks following surgery and should be performed at least twice a day. Additionally, he recommends the oral intake of Vitamin E following surgery. The massaging of breasts and vitamin E intake is however not recommended for ALL patients. During your follow up visits, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani and his nursing staff will guide you with which course of action is appropriate for you.
The next question to tackle that many patients ask me is why this Capsular Contracture happens? The exact cause is unfortunately unknown but there are speculations and theories that have been formulated for the formation of Capsular Contracture. Theories include: smokers pose a greater risk of developing this scar tissue, hematomas/bleeding problems can cause an inflammatory reaction, germ contamination may cause an inflammatory reaction and leading to the development of capsular contracture. Research is continuing and hoping that we are able to find an exact cause for this occurrence would be a breakthrough in Plastic Surgery.
So, now we have enlightened you on what capsular contracture is, what causes this scar tissue and finally the last aspect to address here is what to do if you develop this scar tissue. As mentioned earlier, surgical intervention called Capsulectomy is a consideration especially if the breast is hard, quite distorted in shape and pain/discomfort evidenced. However, new studies have shown that a breathing, asthma medication called Singulair has an off-label use for treating Capsular Contracture in the early stages of development (Grade I and Grade II). Singulair has an anti-inflammatory effect on the bronchioles and sinus cavities and it additionally woks in preventing the inflammation around an implant, which is one of the theories in capsular contracture formation. The previous medications used for the off-label use for Capsular Contracture have produced evidence of higher incidences of side effects including elevation in liver enzymes leading in liver failure.
The exciting and break-through news is how this is now covered under warranty. Come see Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani and learn how Mentor has enhanced their breast implant warranty demonstrating that they are safer now more than ever and how this warranty is the best on the market!
Thank you all for participating! As long as you have registered for the ‘Feeling Fit and Fabulous’ Facebook Contest, you have a chance of winning one of our 3 monthly giveaways! You are increasing your chances of winning by going to our Facebook Page and answering trivia questions posted very Friday. Remember you will receive credit for your answer if you have submitted an entry form on our Contest Page. We are giving away weekly Aesthetic Surgery Centre gear and the winner for this week is:
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Our October winner will be announced tomorrow! So stay tuned…
About Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani:
Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani earned his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical School, then continued his surgical training at the University of Kansas Medical Center where he completed five years of general surgery training. Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani then completed his plastic surgery residency at the University of Rochester. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Submitted by: Roshani J. Patel