SILVIU ADRIAN MARINESCU, DAN MIRCEA ENESCU, CATALIN GHEORGHE BEJINARIU, CARMEN GIUGLEA RESEARCH RELATED TO CAPSULAR CONTRACTURE AFTER BREAST AUGMENTATION FOR COSMETIC OR RECONSTRUCTIVE PURPOSES The upward trend of patients opting for elective breast augmentation, as well as the large number of patients benefiting from alloplastic breast reconstruction, require further studies on the safety profile of these techniques. Without any doubt, the incidence of Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) has drawn attention to the possible unknown complications characteristic of these procedures, creating the context of further studies devoted to this issue. The present research examines the capsular contracture rate on a group of 253 patients between 2015 and 2019, also proposing a scoring system based on the integration of the main diagnostic criteria related to the capsular contracture. The results of the literature review indicate that a lower incidence of capsular contracture could be achieved by using the newest techniques in the field involving the application of chemical substances on the surface of the latest generation of silicone breast implants.
Keywords: capsular contracture, breast augmentation, breast reconstruction, silicone breast implant