How Does Breast Reconstruction After Cancer Affect Your Implants Shape and Feel?

Every year, across the world, October is marked as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month to increase awareness as well as support for early detection, treatment, and palliative care of this disease. Breast cancer is the cause of more than 458,000 deaths each year. There are an estimated 1.38 million new cases each year as well. In both the developed and developing countries, the most common cancer in women is breast cancer.

Regular mammograms to screen for breast cancer is one of the best ways to reduce the risk of dying from this disease. For those who are 50 to 74 years of age, it is recommended to have a mammogram every two years. For those 40 to 49 years of age, now is the time to talk with your doctor about when and how often you need to get a cancer screening mammogram.

Before & After


Breast Reconstruction After Cancer

One of the aftereffects of breast cancer is reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy. While the results from breast reconstruction surgery following cancer can be good, all surgery comes with risks. Some of these risks include bleeding, blood clots, infection, fluid build-up in the donor site or in the breast. Other problems may occur soon after or in the future including tissue death, uneven breasts, changes or loss of breast and nipple sensation, donor site problems, issue with the breast implant such as capsular contracture.

What is Capsular Contracture

Capsular contracture is the most common problem complication with breast implants. Scar tissue (or capsule) forms around the breast implant. This capsule tightens more over time, squeezing the implant, leading to the breast feeling hard and misshaped. The hard, misshaped breast can be painful. This condition can be treated to regain the natural feeling and look of the breast. Treatment should be started immediately after noticing this problem to get the best results. In some cases, however, surgery may be necessary to remove or replace the implant.

Treatment for Capsular Contracture

The non-invasive treatment of capsular contracture known as The Aspen Rehabilitation Technique involves the following:

·      Series of painless soundwaves delivered over the woman’s breast.

·      A licensed expert from The Aspen After Surgery Center renders specific implant massages and pocket expansion techniques.

·      To help with the adjustment of the hard and misshaped breast, a compression garment is fitted.

Treatment with this method requires ten treatments for an existing capsule or five for the preventative care of capsular contracture that starts two weeks after breast implant surgery.

The Aspen After Surgery Center for The Aspen Rehabilitation Technique

The Aspen Rehabilitation Technique is a patented process available through The Aspen After Surgery Center located in Coral Springs, Florida and offers a 1-week FAST TRACK for qualified patients. Typically, the cost of travel and treatment is less than surgery and comes with none of the risks.  If you are considering plastic surgery or have already gone through the process, call us today to speak with one Aspen’s experts.

As capsular contracture surgery has a high re-occurrence rate for these issues happening over and over, the Aspen Treatment can also be provided in a patient’s surgeons office. Ask your surgeon for the The Aspen After Surgery Treatment as an inexpensive option to surgery.