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Breast Capsulectomy

Breast capsulectomy are surgical procedures that remedy issues caused by breast enhancement or reconstruction with implants, either saline or silicone. This can cause pain and discomfort during everyday life and a lack of confidence from asymmetrical breasts.

Breast capsulectomy

Problems can occur after breast enhancement or reconstruction surgery as the body naturally forms a wall or capsule of scar tissue around the implant. This can become firm or develop a contracture, which puts pressure on the implant. In extreme cases the implant can rupture.  A consultant will accurately assess the level of surgery required as the procedure can involve a partial or total replacement of the capsule as breast size and the properties of the capsule vary from patient to patient.

Partial replacement, known as a capsulotomy, involves an incision to remove part of the capsule or release tension on the surface of the breast to break up the scar tissue. The surgery takes around two to three hours and is performed under general anaesthetic with patients possibly staying a day in hospital post surgery. Recovery periods vary depending on the extent of the surgery but periods of rest and a gradual return to work and everyday activities are recommended.

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Our Hospital is renowned for providing exemplary levels of care across more than 90 services. From orthopaedics, to urology, our private GP practice and Urgent Care Clinic, our services are led by some of London’s leading Consultants. For more information, and to find a service suitable for your care, find out more about the services that we offer.

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If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information, get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on 020 3370 1015.

Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP for a consultation. You can simply refer yourself* and book an appointment.

If you have health insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa Health, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation before any treatment, and in most cases you will also require a referral letter from your GP.

If you are not registered with a GP, we have an in-house private GP practice you can use. Alternatively, we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstances.

*Please note – for investigations such as X-rays and MRIs, a referral will be required. However, we may be able to arrange this for you through our on-site private GP.

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