Hypergranulatory tissue in breast implant surgery and skin scar formation

Research output: PhD ThesisPhd-Thesis - Research and graduation internal


In this thesis hypergranulation tissue in both the breast after breast implant surgery, as well as in the skin (scar formation) is explored. The histological composition of capsular contracture after breast implant surgery and the role of silicone in this tissue is investigated in multiple papers. Furthermore, the classification used to grade capsular contracture complaints is evaluated. In the second part, the role the systemic immune system has in hypertrophic scarring is examined, and how to use these differences to enable prognostic tools.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Vrije Universiteit
  • Ritt, Marco, Supervisor
  • Gibbs, Susan, Supervisor
  • Niessen, Frank, Co-supervisor
Award date17 Mar 2023
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
Print ISBNs9789464589474
Publication statusPublished - 17 Mar 2023

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