Capsulectomy is a procedure used when addressing issues related to breast implants. As a leading expert in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Reinblatt is dedicated to providing comprehensive information and personalized care to all patients.

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What Is A Capsulectomy?

Capsulectomy is a specialized form of breast implant removal designed to remove the capsule of scar tissue that forms around breast implants. This capsule, known as a "capsular contracture," can cause discomfort, distortion of breast shape, and in severe cases, pain. By removing the capsule, the aim is to alleviate these symptoms and restore a natural and pleasing breast contour. Dr. Reinblatt utilizes advanced surgical techniques to tailor each capsulectomy procedure to the unique needs of the patient, ensuring optimal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Why Get A Capsulectomy?

Capsular contracture can occur as a natural response to breast augmentation with implants. However, it can significantly impact a patient's quality of life when it becomes symptomatic. Common reasons to consider capsulectomy include:

  • Pain and Discomfort: Capsular contracture can cause tightness and pain in the chest area, making daily activities uncomfortable.
  • Breast Implant Distortion: As the capsule contracts, it may squeeze the implant, leading to visible distortion or asymmetry of the breasts.
  • Reduced Mobility: Severe contracture can restrict the movement of the implants, causing them to feel unnaturally firm or immobile.
  • Aesthetic Concerns: Capsular contracture may result in a misshapen or unnatural appearance of the breasts, affecting self-confidence and body image.

Am I A Candidate?

Patients experiencing discomfort, pain, or dissatisfaction due to capsular contracture may benefit from capsulectomy. Additionally, individuals seeking to address aesthetic concerns related to breast implant distortion can achieve improved outcomes through this procedure.

Determining candidacy for capsulectomy involves a thorough evaluation by a qualified plastic surgeon like Dr. Reinblatt. Candidates typically exhibit symptoms of capsular contracture, such as breast pain, tightness, or visible distortion. During your consultation, Dr. Reinblatt will assess your medical history, current breast health, and aesthetic goals to determine if capsulectomy is the right option for you.

The Procedure Process

Capsulectomy is performed under general anesthesia and may involve various techniques depending on the extent of scar tissue and individual patient factors. The procedure generally follows these steps:

  • Dr. Reinblatt will make an incision either along the original implant scar or in a new location to access the implant and surrounding capsule.
  • The capsule is carefully dissected and removed from the breast pocket, allowing access to the implant.
  • Dr. Reinblatt will assess the implant's condition and, if necessary, recommend replacement. A Capsuleectomy may also be performed while removing the implant without replacement.
  • The incisions are meticulously closed with sutures, and dressings are applied to the surgical site.


Initially, patients may experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising in the treated area, which can be managed with prescribed pain medication and cold compresses. It's essential to avoid strenuous activities and lifting heavy objects during the initial recovery period to allow the body to heal properly. Patients will typically wear a supportive surgical bra to minimize swelling and provide comfort as the tissues heal.

Dr. Reinblatt will provide detailed post-operative instructions, including guidelines for incision care and follow-up appointments to monitor progress. While individual recovery experiences may vary, most patients can expect to gradually return to their normal activities within a few weeks, with full results becoming apparent over time. Throughout the recovery process, Dr. Reinblatt and the team are available to address any concerns and provide support to ensure a successful outcome.

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Why Choose Dr. Reinblatt

When considering capsulectomy, choosing a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon is crucial for achieving optimal results. Here's why Dr. Reinblatt is the preferred choice:

Dr. Reinblatt is board-certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery, with extensive experience in performing capsulectomy procedures. In providing personalized care, Dr. Reinblatt prioritizes patient satisfaction and takes the time to understand each individual's unique needs and concerns. Utilizing the latest surgical techniques and technology, Dr. Reinblatt ensures safe and effective treatment outcomes. Patients appreciate Dr. Reinblatt's compassionate bedside manner and ongoing support throughout their surgical journey.

Capsulectomy is a valuable solution for addressing capsular contracture and restoring both comfort and aesthetic harmony to the breasts. With Dr. Reinblatt's expertise and dedication to patient care, you can trust that your journey toward enhanced breast aesthetics and well-being is in capable hands. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step towards renewed confidence and comfort.


    What is the recovery like after capsulectomy?

    Recovery time varies for each patient but generally involves temporary discomfort, swelling, and bruising. Dr. Reinblatt will provide detailed post-operative instructions to promote a smooth recovery process.

    Will I need to replace my implants after capsulectomy?

    In some cases, implant replacement may be recommended to achieve the desired aesthetic outcome or address implant-related issues. Dr. Reinblatt will discuss your options during the consultation.

    Are there risks associated with capsulectomy?

    A: As with any surgical procedure, capsulectomy carries potential risks, including bleeding, infection, and changes in breast sensation. Dr. Reinblatt will thoroughly discuss these risks and answer any questions you may have before surgery.

    How long does the capsulectomy procedure typically take?

    The duration of a capsulectomy procedure varies depending on factors such as the extent of scar tissue and whether implant replacement is performed. On average, the surgery may take between one to three hours.

    Will I need drains after capsulectomy surgery?

    Drain placement following capsulectomy depends on the individual patient and the surgical technique used. Dr. Reinblatt will discuss whether drains are necessary and provide instructions on their care if required.

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