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wjps 2015, 4(2): 168-174 Back to browse issues page
Capsular Weakness around Breast Implant: A Non-Recognized Complication
Pedro Arquero , Fabiana Zanata , Lydia Ferreira , Fabio Nahas
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Capsular contraction is a frequent complication following breast augmentation. On the other hand, capsular weakness, a not widely recognized complication, may occur around the implant. A weak capsule allows the migration of the prosthesis to the lateral region of the thoracic region or inferiorly, towards the abdomen, due to gravitational forces. The cause of capsular weakness remains unresolved. Implant malposition, with lateral or downward displacement, breast asymmetry, improper contour, with implants moving in the pocket that compromise the aesthetic outcome of breast augmentation and require surgical correction may be different symptoms from the same clinical problem. Capsular weakness is a short or mid-term complication of breast augmentation. Most techniques aim to correct the malposition by making sutures to increase the resistance to the displacement of the implant, rearrange the structures using the capsule as flaps to remodel the envelope of the new pocket, obtaining a more stable and reliable result. In this article, four cases of displacement of breast prosthesis with capsular weakness are described and the surgical treatment that included a capsulotomy and capsulorraphy is described.

Keywords: Capsular weakness, Dynamic deformity, Capsulorrhaphy, Capsuloplasty, Breast augmentation
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Type of Study: case report | Subject: General
Received: 2015/02/19 | Accepted: 2015/03/28 | Published: 2015/03/28
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Arquero P, Zanata F, Ferreira L, Nahas F. Capsular Weakness around Breast Implant: A Non-Recognized Complication. wjps. 2015; 4 (2) :168-174
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