Complete Capsulotomy - Tissue Removal & Time Surgery Takes
- Asked by CMJC in Whittier, CA
- 2 years ago
How much breast tissue is removed with a capsulectomy? Remove implant and replace with new implant. If your removing the crusty capsule do you also take breast tissue with it and how much. If the implant is broken do you have to remove additional breast tissue? Would you know as a surgeon with a mammogram that you would have to remove breast tissue? How long does this type of surgery take?
When you do a capsulectomy, care is taken to use your original incisions. However, sometimes additional incisions are needed. A capsulectomy involves removal of the capsule (which is like an envelope around the implant) completeley with the implant inside. Ideally, as a surgeon, you do not even want to get into the capsule or see the implant. If the implant is broken, again the capsulectomy will not require additional breast tissue to be removed typically.
Breast capsule removal
Usually the capsule is removed with a minimal amount of breast tissue in a capsulectomy. But, every patient is a bit different.
Breast implant capsule
With breast implant capsulectomy, there is minimal if any breast tissue is removed, There might be a drop of fat here and there removed, but it is miniscule.
Doing a capsulectomy with enblock removal of possible implant rupture, then the incision has to be made slightly longer.
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Capsulectomy only removes Capsule
Only the capsule is removed in a capsulectomy with little or no breast tissue. Typically the surgery takes 2-4 hours in most cases.
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