Also called an en bloc capsulectomy, the surgery sees the implant carefully removed alongside the ‘capsule’. The capsule is the name for the thick scar tissue layer that can form in some instances.
Whereas usually, breast implant procedures lead to a thin film developing around the implant, this can develop into a much thicker layer of scar tissue which can feel uncomfortable as well as alter the shape and feel of the implants.
Benefits of Capsulectomy
Capsulectomy is a very specific form of surgery and so will only be of benefit in certain circumstances.
When the thick layer of scar tissue as described above has developed, then the surgery will address this by removing both the unwanted tissue (the capsule) and the implant.
Capsulectomy is also used where there are concerns over ‘breast implant illness’. No official link exists between breast implant illness and the implants, yet there are women who feel they have autoimmune type illnesses post breast surgery and then, removing the capsule and implant, resolves these.
Capsulectomy can also help treat capsular contracture.
Given breast implants are not expected to last for a lifetime, the procedure can also be combined with the insertion of new implants.Get in touch