Smoking prior to surgery and during recovery can cause serious effects on wound healing. This is because smoking effects the small vessels in the body, resulting in scarring of the small arteries and veins.
During the healing process, more blood needs to flow to areas of surgery. This increased blood flow provides more oxygen and nutrients to healing areas so that wounds will heal faster and more smoothly.
Because smoking can lead to scarring of small blood vessels, smoking causes a limitation of the blood flow. When blood flow is decreased to healing areas, this results in slower he...
What is Capsular Contracture?
Capsular Contracture is the condition where the breast feels firm after breast augmentation. When an implant is placed under the breast, the body forms scar tissue surrounding the implant. This scar tissue is called a “capsule”. Over time, in some patients, the capsule gets thicker and tightens, squeezing the implant and making the breast feel firmer. The case of this condition is not clear, although we suspect multiple factors involved with the condition, including subclinical infection, contamination, hematoma, etc. Statistically, Capsular C...