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Capsular Contracture and Steroid-Related Complications After Augmentation Mammaplasty A Preliminary Study

Carrico, Thomas J. M.D.; Cohen, I. Kelman M.D.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: September 1979
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SUMMARY

Ninety-one patients who had had augmentation mammaplasties were evaluated retrospectively. The intra-implant use of steroids appeared to reduce the incidence of breast firmness—at least over the short follow-up period-but there were complications from this which appear to be dose related (mg of Solu-Medrol/100 cc saline).

A long-term evaluation of such patients is desirable. Meanwhile, our limited data strongly suggest that the intra-implant use of steroids should be used only with caution as to the dose and with a careful follow-up.

©1979American Society of Plastic Surgeons