Breast Revision

Capsule Contracture & Capsulectomy

Your body’s natural reaction to a breast implant (or any foreign object placed in your body) is to form a lining of your own tissue called a capsule around the implant. In some cases the capsule thickens and therefore, over time, one or both of your breasts can feel hardened. A capsulectomy is the removal of the capsule which will result in breasts that feel natural. Who better to perform breast revision surgery that a board certified female plastic surgeon?

Why have a capsulectomy ?

  • Your breast implant feels firm
  • Your breast implant looks hard
  • Your breast shape is distorted
  • You are experiencing breast pain and discomfort

If any of these conditions apply to you, a capsulectomy may help.


Using the original incision, Dr. Sullivan surgically removes the entire capsule from around the breast implants. She then removes your existing implants and replaces them with new breast implants. It is possible to increase or decrease implant size during this procedure. If your original implants were placed below the muscle, the recovery from a capsulectomy  is more comfortable than your original breast augmentation surgery because the pocket in your muscle was already created.

At The Sullivan Centre, we always put safety first. Our ambulatory surgical center has been licensed by the State of Ohio and accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). We have achieved a near zero percent infection rate. Furthermore, we only use board certified anesthesiologists for all of our operations.

The breast revision capsulectomy procedure is performed at The Sullivan Centre and will take approximately two hours under anesthesia. The breast revision capsulectomy procedure is performed on a outpatient basis, therefore you can recover in the comfort of your own home. Most women can return to work in about five days and can resume normal exercise in a few weeks.

All of your individual pre and post-operative needs will be discussed with our team of nurses during your comprehensive pre-operative appointment.


Post-Op Results:

Following your breast revision capsulectomy surgery you can expect:

  • Softer breasts
  • More natural looking breasts
  • A more flattering fit in clothing
  • A decrease in discomfort
  • Improved self confidence

Real Patient Review

“They are very natural looking and exactly what I wanted. Thank you Dr. Chris.”

-posted on third party review site

Additional Information:

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The specific risks and possible complications as they relate to the capsulectomy procedure will be discussed at your initial consultation.