Baker Grade

A method for grading capsular contracture: 
• Baker Grade I - Breast is soft and natural in appearance.
• Baker Grade II - Breast is slightly firm, but looks normal.
• Baker Grade III - Breast is more firm than normal and looks abnormal (change in shape).
• Baker Grade IV - Breast is hard, with obvious distortion, and is painful.
Baker Grades III and IV are the most severe, often resulting in the need for additional surgery (reoperation) because of possible abnormal appearance and/or pain. In some cases, Capsular contracture Baker Grade II may also result in the need for additional surgery.