Carefully screening prospective patients to ensure they are healthy and have realistic expectations helps to reduce complications and patient dissatisfaction with breast augmentation procedures, says plastic surgeon and associate professor of surgery Mitchell Brown. Complications such as malposition can be treated with revision surgery, but capsular contracture is very difficult to treat, he says. Surgeons can take special care in the operating room, use antibiotic irrigation during surgery and prescribe prophylactic antibiotics to prevent CC.

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