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Breast Implant Tissue Capsule and Capsular Contracture - Los Angeles Breast Surgeon

What happens to the tissue capsule after a capsulectomy?


A capsulectomy procedure is performed for a condition known as breast tissue capsular contracture.  In this very difficult problem, the body begins to thicken the tissue capsule around an existing breast implant.  Both saline and silicon breast implant can be associated with capsular contracture.  If a patient develops capsular contracture, a capsulectomy is often required to remove the entire tissue capsule so that the breast implant can resume a normal shape and contour within the surgical breast pocket.  Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a double board certified plastic surgeon and an expert in capsular contracture surgery.  He performs all aspects of cosmetic breast enhancement including breast augmentation, revision breast augmentation, mastopexy, breast reduction, and capsular contracture surgery. 


If a capsulectomy is performed, the entire tissue capsule is removed and sent to a board certified pathologist who will examine the tissue specimen under the microscope to determine a proper diagnosis.  Often, the diagnosis yields an inflammatory process wherein the tissue capsule contains areas of ossification and chronic inflammation.  The options for capsulectomy or capsulotomy should be discussed in full detail during your consultation with Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian in his Los Angeles plastic surgery office.  Dr. Karamanoukian will go over the specific details of your capsular contracture and help you regain your natural contours with this outpatient surgical procedure.  Please call 310-998-5533 to schedule your consultation for capsular contracture with Dr. Karamanoukian.

Raffy Karamanoukian is an expert in cosmetic plastic surgery and capsular contracture surgery. Read reviews and opinions regarding Dr. Karamanoukian.


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