From capsular contracture to lipofilling, with Brava®
This lady developed severe capsular contracture on both sides. This is a complication of breast augmentation with implants. It consists of excessive scar formation and scar contraction around the implants.
The patient's own fat cannot provide the same volume in one operation as a breast implant. However, lipofilling does treat the unnatural look of the contracture.
Fat was harvested for lipofilling by gentle liposculpture from the waistline, the hips, the abdomen and the inner aspect of the thighs and the knees.
The implants were removed.
The fat was filtered and injected through stab incisions of at most three millimetres on the border of the areola and at the base of the breast. The fat was injected in the subcutaneous tissue and in the muscle under the breast, while creating tunnels in the breast tissue was avoided.
The fat was distributed homogeneously over the surface and the base of the entire breast.
Until three months after the operation the Brava® system maintained breast volume as much as possible by gentle suction at night and during weekends.
The volume can be considered durable three months after the operation, when all swelling has subsided.
Compare the images: the left column shows the situation before the operation. On the right you see the result after three months.
Age category: 45-49 years.
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