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Radiation of mammary prosthesis can increase the chances of capsular contracture following lumpectomy for breast cancer. When patients experience a capsular contracture, they generally feel a tightness around the breast pocket and the implant tends to displace superiorly beneath the pectoralis major muscle if the implant is sub-pectoral. Treatment of the capsular contracture involves removal of all or some of the capsule that surrounds the mammary prosthesis. The procedure is done as an outpatient procedure under a general anesthetic.