What percentage of implants need to be replaced because of capsular contracture?
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Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS
There are many variables which influence the development of capsular traction. Saline versus silicone, textured versus smooth, sub-muscular versus Sub-glandular and many other factors determine the rate of capsular contraction.
A general rate reported by Mentor for the new FDA approved silicone gel implants is 8.1% for primary augmentation and 18.9% for reoperation.