Breast Capsulectomy

Surgery Overview:
Breast Capsulectomy is a plastic surgery procedure use to remove capsules which have formed
around breast implants. These capsules can thicken and so squeeze the implants which will distort the
appearance of the breasts. This surgery can be done on one of both breasts and depends on the
position of the capsule and the level of irritation caused by its presence.  Your surgeon will open the
scar tissue of the capsule which releases the tension, and remove this.  He will then make an incision
on either the crease underneath the breast, the armpit or the edge of the areola. This is where the new
implant will be inserted. The incisions are then closed with fine stitches which are either dissolvable or
non-dissolvable ones. He will place tapes over the stitches for additional support. A light dressing will
also be put in place.
Operation time:
This surgery takes around 1.5 hours to 3 hours to perform
Care after surgery:
Vital signs will be checked. Surgical drains may still be in place. Early ambulation is advised to prevent
formation of blood clots. Breasts will feel sore and bruised and will disappear gradually. A general
anesthetic can make you feel groggy, nauseous and disorientated for up to 48 hours. You will have
some pain but this can be controlled with pain medication. You will have to wear a special bra for a
couple of weeks. You will also have to keep the dressings in place for that time. Make sure they do not
get wet. Avoid any unnecessary bending, stretching or physical activity. You should get plenty of rest
although you may be able to do some light activities after a couple of days.
Recovery period:
This will depend on the individual patient however most patients are able to go back to work after a
couple of days. Do not undertake any sports or other physical activities for at least 7 to 10 days.The
average recovery time is between 1-2 weeks.
We guarantee quality service and satisfying results of the operation but in cases of surgical
corrections, patient can assure a free of charge revision.
Risks and complications:
This procedure is safe but complications do happen. The risks include: infection, bleeding, a loss of or
reduced nipple sensitivity, ability to breastfeed is lost or affected, capsular contracture could re-occur,
blood clots, nerve injury, breast asymmetry, etc.
Types of anesthesia use:
Usually done under general anesthetic.
Hospital admission:
This procedure may be performed in the cosmetic surgeon’s office-based facility, an outpatient
surgery center, or at a hospital. This procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis
Preparation prior to surgery

 Assessment of the medical history (any allergies, serious medical condition and all
medications taken both prescribed and non-prescribed), physical examination, and laboratory
tests will be performed during consultation.
 Get a baseline mammogram before surgery and another one after surgery to help detect any
future changes in your breast tissue.
 Blood and urine samples will be collected for routine preoperative laboratory tests.
 Smoking must be avoided for about 3-4 weeks prior to surgery, as nicotine interferes with
circulation and will greatly affect healing process.
 You will likely to be asked to stop drinking alcohol, a week before the surgery and throughout
your recovery period.
 Avoid taking any medications such as hormones, anticoagulants, anabolic steroids and
supplements at least 4-6 weeks to prevent complicating medical factors prior to surgery.
Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase
Surgical fees are fully paid prior to your surgery. Costs may vary and depend upon the complexity of
the operation, where the surgery takes place and what anesthetic agent is administered. The payment
can be in the form of US dollars, Euro, Japanese Yen, Singapore Dollars, and Australian Dollars. We
also accept credit card (Visa, MasterCard) for your convenience but we usually charge additional 5%
Booking and reservation:
Booking will be confirmed as soon as you deposit 10% of the total cost for major surgery and 200 US
Dollars for minor surgery. Please send us the copy of your wire transfer receipt. Please inform us your
flight itinerary one week prior to the surgery.
Appointment with the surgeon:
Consultation will be scheduled upon request. We will arrange it once you have already booked
for the surgery.