As a leader in his field, Dr. Gray has pioneered the treatment of this difficult problem. In addition, he holds the patent for an implant that decreases capsular contracture.
Scar tissue always forms when a breast implant is placed in the body. Capsular contracture is a hardness of the breast that develops when this scar tissue collapses and squeezes the breast implant. Mild contractures can be improved with increased massage and the use of medication. Preoperative planning to place the implant under the muscle also helps. Placing the implant under the muscle lowers the risk of capsular contracture by 30%. However, when the conservative measures fail, the recommendation most often is to return to surgery to remove the capsule and replace the implant.
Recurrence rates following capsule removal were quite high until recently. Dr. Gray, a leader in his field, pioneered the use of Strattice™ at the time of scar capsule removal and implant replacement. He holds the patent on the collagen-coated breast implant and showed, in previous studies, a lower rate of scar capsule contracture occurrence with this implant. He performed his first case of capsulectomy with placement of Strattice™ to prevent recurrent capsular contracture in November 2008. The recurrence rate is very, very low with the use of Strattice™ as has been shown by Dr. Gray and confirmed by other plastic surgeons.
"I had a procedure done over 13 years ago. I still feel and look great! He is sensitive professional and knows what he’s doing. Will go back and refer him to as many people as I know."- J.F. / Google / May 05, 2018
"I have been Dr. Grey's patient for about 4 years now. Started off with Botox. Love my Botox!I recently did a mommy make over (Breast Aug, mini Tummy Tuck and Lipo).I had a great experience and would def. recommend him if any one is looking for a surgeon!"- V.W. / Google / Jun 08, 2018
"I had breast augmentation one week ago with Dr. Gray and I am beyond happy with the results! Everyone in the office is so welcoming and kind. Dr. Gray is extremely knowledgeable and made me feel really comfortable with my decision to move forward with surgery. On the day of surgery, the nurse Ashley was so comforting and helpful, she made everything go by really smoothly. I was surprisingly not nervous at all. I could not be happier with my decision!"- B.C. / Google / Jun 07, 2018
"I was recommended to Dr. Gray and let me just say...I could not have been happier with my decision to come to him for my breast augmentation. His staff is extremely warm, friendly and knowledgeable. They worked with my busy schedule to fit me in at a time that was most convenient for me. During my visit the whole staff was attentive to my needs, concerns and questions. Dr.Gary is an amazing doctor. He broke everything down for me stop by step as far as all my decisions from implants, to incision, and complications I should be aware of. I feel extremely confident in my decision and cannot wait for my surgery day! I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Leonard Gray and his staff to anyone that is looking for amazing plastic surgery and staff in the Bay Area."- L.C. / Yelp / Apr 09, 2018
"I highly recommend his services. - I can't say enough good things about Dr. Gray and his entire staff. He is an extremely talented doctor with years of experience and knowledge. He and his team always made me feel welcome and treated me like I was their only patient. I explained my boob goals and he listened and guided me throughout my journey of selecting CCs and profile. Cherisse the nurse is incredible, and completely went..."- 9. / RealSelf / Apr 02, 2018
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $12,000 - $17,000
- Recovery Time
- 6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 4-8 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 4 Months
- Procedure Recovery Location