What is capsular contracture? Can I do something to prevent it?
Within its natural healing process, our body creates scar tissue around a wounded area. The same reaction is triggered when a foreign body is inserted, one which the body cannot digest or expel - formatting a capsule of tissue fibres. This is the natural reaction with a breast implant: the body's immune system recognizes it as a foreign body and "wraps" it in tissue. The formation of a capsule around an implant is therefore normal, to a certain degree.