What is Capsular Contracture?
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.
Capsular Contracture Reviews
"Dr. Gray is AMAZING...I had a breast augmentation just over 10 years ago. I would NEVER go to another surgeon for anything. He has amazing skills, professionalism, and makes you feel so comfortable. I went to many consultations prior to going to see Dr. Gray, I knew that he was THE ONE. He truly does impeccable work. hands down."- A.C. / Google / Jun 28, 2014
"8 Years Old & Still Love Them! San Francisco, CA - I live in the East Bay and even with all of the travel for follow up appointments, the experience was wonderful. Dr. Gray is gifted in the art of cosmetic surgery. Most don't realize the many factors that must be considered with breast augmentation. It's much more than " I want to be a size C". Every single person requires a different approach & Dr. Gray takes the time to explain the details to help you make the best choice for YOUR body. I'm not sure if Robert is still there but he was great also. Highly recommend. My chest hasn't aged a day in 8 years. He's a truly gifted man!"- X. / RealSelf / Dec 12, 2015
"I went to Dr. Gray for a breast augmentation using silicone gel implants. I was a 34B before the surgery and I wanted to go to a full C. I'm now a DD and am finding it hard to buy bras, sleep on my stomach, and do yoga. I clearly explained to Dr. Gray what I wanted and showed him photos too. I'm not sure how I ended up so big. If you are looking for big boobs, he's your guy. As big boobs go, mine are beautiful and the scars are practically invisible after only a few months. I had nice smallish/normal boobies before, so I am disappointed about the extreme size and worried about how big they'll get when i breastfeed...."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Jan 13, 2008
"I'm very happy so far with my breast augmentation with Dr. Gray. He knows how to achieve that proportional & full look on your body. I highly recommend him and he's very helpful - i called him late night because I was freaking out on something which was just normal in the healing process. The person who reviewed about having stretchmarks - it happens depending on your skin laxity and it's not the surgeon's fault. Ladies do your research first before complaining. Family doctors & dentists also run late so deal with it. He only has 2 days a week for consults for all his clients/patients since the rest of the days are his surgery schedule."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Oct 05, 2011
"Dr. Gray is awesome. I have had a couple of breast augmentations with him and they have been perfect each time. He explains all the different implant types out there (some surgeons do not do this) and he is the only Dr. I know that does an incision at the very tip of the nipple so you have zero scarring. It's amazing! I referred my sister in law and best friend to him and he delivered both times. His work is beautiful and consistent. You are safe going to him as he runs tests and does his work out of Seton Medical. Robert in the front is very friendly, informative and answers all your questions. He specializes in breast augmentation but I have seen his liposuction work and it is flawless with minimal scarring as well. It doesn't get better then Dr. Clark!"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Apr 08, 2010
What is Strattice™?
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.
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
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