There are four different grades of capsular contracture, known as Baker Grades. Biofilms are polymicrobial, dynamic heterogeneous communities consisting of bacteria and fungi. Free-floating microorganisms attach to the breast implant. The attached bacteria start to multiply, fixing themselves 19,20 to the implant surface.
Bacterial Adhesion and Biofilm Formation on Textured Breast Implant Shell Materials
HAI's in Breast Implant Patients | OBP Medical
Women undergoing breast reconstruction top the list of patients at risk for surgical site infections. This is an especially traumatic fact given that many of these women have undergone a mastectomy after a breast cancer diagnosis. Due to the potential of infection, these women must wait until after they undergo radiation treatment to get the reconstruction. Surgical site infection is the leading cause of death in women after breast implantation.
Capsular contracture: the problematic postoperative complication of breast implants
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