Capsular Contracture Treatments in Coral Springs, Florida (FL)

Capsular contracture is a breast implant complication that occurs when the natural scar tissue that forms around your breast implant grows too thick and squeezes your implant. This can affect the appearance of your breasts, make them feel hard, and may also cause discomfort and pain. There’s no known way to prevent capsular contracture, but there are effective treatments.

Treatments for capsular contracture

Surgery is the standard and most effective treatment for capsular contracture. Your surgeon will either cut open the capsule to relieve the pressure on your implant (capsulotomy), or remove the capsule entirely (capsulectomy). A new capsule will form after surgery, but there is no way to tell if it will cause capsular contracture again.

Your surgeon may reuse your existing implants or replace them depending on their age and condition. If you choose to have your implants removed entirely, then you may need a more involved surgery to restore the appearance of your natural breasts.

Asthma medications such as Accolate or Singulair can have mild to moderate benefits in softening your breasts and preventing reoccurrence of capsular contracture. These drugs have anti-inflammatory properties that can soften the natural scar tissue that forms around your implants.
A closed capsulotomy is a non-surgical treatment that involves your surgeon squeezing your implants very hard to break open the capsule. This procedure is outdated as it is not always effective, and can damage and void the warranty on your implants.


Recovery after capsular contracture surgery is similar to your original breast augmentation surgery, but usually milder. You will have pain, swelling, bruising, and soreness, and you’ll have to avoid strenuous activity while you heal. Most women can return to work after one to two weeks.


The costs of treating capsular contracture depend on many factors, including your location, surgeon, and health insurance coverage. Additional fees or procedures can impact costs as well. Your surgeon and health insurance provider can help with exact cost information.

About David J. Levens, MD

Located in Coral Springs, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David J. Levens performs many of the most requested plastic surgeries for the residents of Fort Lauderdale and Broward County. For the breasts, body and face, these procedures are proven to reshape or refine a specific area of the body to improve aesthetic appearance.

What is Plastic Surgery?

Plastic surgery is a surgical subspecialty that involves improving and restoring the features of the face and body. The surgeries performed by Dr. Levens, a board-certified plastic surgeon, may be aesthetic or functional in nature.  Plastic surgery corrects:
  • Cosmetic flaws such as small breasts and pockets of stubborn fat on the body, facial lines and wrinkles, undefined chin and jawline
  • Functional problems caused by birth defects, trauma, injury, and disease.

Benefits of Plastic Surgery

Today’s plastic surgery procedures allow plastic surgeons to carefully restore and enhance the features of the face and body.  Men and women enjoy long-lasting, natural results that improve their confidence and overall well-being.

Plastic Surgery Procedures Offered

Learn more about our procedures by following these links. If you need more information, contact our office in Coral Springs to schedule a consultation.

Featured Specialist for Capsular Contracture Treatments in Coral Springs, FL

David J. Levens, MD

Plastic Surgery and Med Spa

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Coral Springs, FL 33071

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