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Old 07-02-2012, 04:05 PM   #1
 
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Cool Chances of Capsular Contracture with 2nd BA?

I am going in for my 2nd BA tomorrow, first was 8 years ago. I didn't get capsular contracture the first time, so I want to know what my chances are with my revision surgery? There will be little to no pocket revision, but I am going a little bit bigger. (Silicone HP Unders 550cc, up from 350cc salines)
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Old 07-02-2012, 05:03 PM   #2
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Study estimates vary widely and this could be based on the fact that it includes patients with grade 2 which is low grade and often untreated for good reason.

I read that for first time BA's done for cosmetic reasons, it is 10%. It is higher for patients having breast reconstruction and for patients who have already had CC.

So, based on that, one would safely guess that your chance of getting CC is 10% or probably lower since you didn't get it the first time. I'm not a surgeon but I'd personally guess your chances are probably even lower, in the single digits.
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300 cc HP Silicone
PreBA: 32A (saggy & asymmetrical from breastfeeding)
PostBA: 32C/D and then complications (CC & mal-placement)

Revision: August 2008. I found Dr. Shamoun :-)
Revision for grade IV CC right & bottoming out/malplacement left. Capsulectomy, internal sutures & lift w/ 350cc Mod+ Silicone
Post: Small 32D with no complications. :-)
Post Pregnancy 2010: full 32D/32DD
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Downsize: August 2012 w/150 Mod Unders and lift
Post: 32C and happy

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