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What is Capsular Contracture?

At The Eisemann Plastic Surgery, we always emphasize that the placement of breast implants is quite safe. The statistics on this are quite clear. Still, we believe strongly in clear communication with our Houston-area patients, and that includes an open discussion of potential complications.

One of the more common complications of a breast augmentation is capsular contracture.

Your body has a very active and finely tuned system for responding to the introduction of foreign materials. Scar tissue will naturally form around the breast pocket after an implants has been placed- this is normal and natural. However, in some instances the tissue will dramatically tighten and squeeze the implant.

This is capsular contracture. It’s unpleasant and uncomfortable, and though relatively rare, it’s something to be aware of when you’re considering breast augmentation. Should capsular contracture occur, the only treatment is a surgical procedure to correct the issue.

Plastic surgeons still are not sure exactly what causes capsular contracture. However, studies have found that there are some ways to reduce the probability that it will occur. One proven method is to employ the sub-muscular implant placement option.

Dr. Michael Eisemann will discuss your options and address any concerns you might have regarding capsular contracture.

If you live in the Houston, Texas area, or if you’re an out-of-town patient looking for a safe breast augmentation experience, please call The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today at 713-766-0071 or contact us online for a consultation. 

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dr. Michael Eisemann, Dr. Bradley Eisemann, and the entire staff at Eisemann Plastic Surgery are committed to the health and safety of all of our patients and ourselves.

We are thankful to be connected to Houston Methodist Hospital, one of the most respected hospitals in the country. Because of this, our screening policy is aided by the hospital's official policies and checkpoint screening measures completed prior to entering our building. These measures allow us to do everything we can, at this point in time, to minimize the chance that we expose ourselves or our patients to someone who has been sick or contagious with the virus.

We are set up to perform new consults and patient follow-ups via ZOOM video conferencing.

As of Monday, March 23rd, our office is open. We are open and seeing select patients. If you are currently on the schedule, please call our office if you have any concerns about your own health.

While all major hospitals have stopped elective surgery at this time, we are very selectively performing indicated operative procedures in our procedure room and in our AAAASF certified operating room under local and IV sedation.

As always, both Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann are available by phone and email to answer any questions you may have.

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