Silicone prosthesis-based breast augmentation has shown year-on-year increases in popularity in both the USA and UK, but as surgical and implant technologies improve, adverse capsular contracture (ACC) has become a key determinant of outcome.
ACC is the term given to the abnormal soft tissue reaction to a foreign body leading to constrictive fibrosis.
Constrictive fibrosis refers to the poorly understood phenomenon by which the capsule that normally envelops an implant shrinks in size.
The formation of a capsule around any foreign material entering the body is a normal response of the organism, which is not normally pathological in nature.
This book discusses this adverse capsule and its role in breast augmentation.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 61 pages, b&w photos
- Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc
- Publication Date: 09/03/2011
- Category: Surgical techniques
- ISBN: 9781617283819