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Dr. Brian Parker performs capsulectomies in Las Vegas for women who are experiencing tightening and hardening of their breast implants or other concerns. Capsular contracture and other complications that can arise after having breast implants. When this occurs, many women prefer to have the entire implant and surrounding tissue removed intact.

What is a capsulectomy?

A capsulectomy, also called an en bloc capsulectomy, removes the entire capsule and the breast implant within it at once. The capsule is the scar tissue that forms when any implant or foreign object is put into the body. The capsule can become infected and harden, a condition called capsular contracture, and other issues may arise with breast implants that cause complications. The capsule that encompasses the implants and the implants themselves can be removed as one complete piece, instead of cutting the implants and capsule apart during removal.

Because the breast implant remains intact, no fluids or substances within the capsule or implant come into further contact with the other tissues of your body.

What breast implant concerns may be addressed with a capsulectomy?

A capsulectomy procedure can successfully treat many breast implant concerns, including the following:

  • Breast Implant Illness (BII)
  • Capsular contracture
  • Breast pain
  • Breast implant folding, shifting, or rupture
  • Infection
  • Buildup of dead tissue
  • Hardening or tightening of the breasts

What happens during a capsulectomy procedure?

Your capsulectomy procedure will be performed by Dr. Parker, who will carefully remove the entire, intact capsule with the breast implant inside. This is a meticulous, complex technique that requires a high level of training and precision.

The procedure begins with anesthesia. Once it has taken effect, Dr. Parker will make a vertical incision from the lower crease of the breast up to the areola. He will then separate then begin to remove the capsule carefully by slowly and delicately separating it from the surrounding tissues with the implant inside. The complete capsule is then taken out through the incision.

Using this procedure, Dr. Parker ensures that no fluids or substances within the capsule or implant come in any further contact with the rest of your body.

Recovery after your capsulectomy

For many women, the recovery period after a capsulectomy is easier it was after their original breast implant surgery. You will be able to go home with a friend or family member to help you after the procedure is complete.

You may feel comfortable returning to sedentary work in several days to a week. The swelling will be the most significant during the first two weeks. It’s important to wear your compression bra during this time to help reduce swelling and to ensure your breasts heal well. Be sure to also sleep on your back or side and get plenty of rest. Do not lift anything over five pounds.

As the swelling fades you may feel recovered as your breasts heal and settle. However, it will take several weeks before you can exercise again, and several months until your breasts fully settle and the very last of the swelling fades away.

Why choose Dr. Brian Parker?

Dr. Brian J. Parker is an outstanding plastic surgeon in Las Vegas who is well known for his surgical skills in breast enhancement, including breast augmentation, nipple reduction, breast reduction, breast lifts, and other breast procedures. His patients trust his expertise and authority in the plastic surgery field, which is widely recognized. Dr. Parker treats each person as a unique individual and understands how important a capsulectomy can be for women suffering from breast implant concerns. He is compassionate and caring and stays with his patients every step of the way so that they feel confident and ultimately walk away fully satisfied with their outcomes. Call today for a consultation about a capsulectomy with Dr. Parker.

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