What Can I Expect Recovering From Double Capsulectomy?

What can I expect recovering from double capsulectomy?

Doctor Answers (3)

One week to go back to desk job

+1

You would need one week to go back to a desk job, no exercise or lifting of heavy objects for 6 weeks.  This is the recommendation from our office.


Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 45 reviews

Double capsulectomy

+1

Double caspuslectomy surgery will cause some discomfort and probably warrant placing drains into the respective new pockets.  The recovery is probably a bit better than the primary breast augmentation that you had.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Capsulectomy Recovery

+1

Thank you for the question.

Not knowing your situation specifically it is difficult to  predict what your recovery may be like. However, in general, patients who are undergoing capsulectomy surgery often experience less discomfort than 1st time breast augmentation patients.  This is likely because the implant pocket has already been dissected/expanded.

Some surgeons will use drains  that may need to be emptied.

In regards to the specifics of your situation it is best to check with your plastic surgeon.

Best wishes.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 794 reviews

You might also like...

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.