“Secondary stacking” as a shaping option in former breast augmentation with polyurethane coated implants
This paper reviews a 5-year experience using polyurethane-covered mammary prostheses in the treatment of capsular contracture following placement of smooth-walled devices, primary augmentation mammoplasty, and breast reconstruction after mastectomy. The rate of occurrence of clinically significant capsular contracture has been reduced in all patient groups. Results in terms of aesthetic and functional improvement have been excellent. Major complications have been rare.