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What to expect after capsulectomy for healing time etc.

By Anonymous May 27, 2009 - 12:39pm
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Would like to know recovery time and what is required after surgery. How long will I be out of work?

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Hi Anon

Thank you for your question and welcome to EmpowHer!

For those readers who may not know what a capsulectomy is, we have a 60 second video from one of our experts that can be watched here :


Anon - we cannot really tell you what is in store for you because only your surgeon can know and be privy to your individual case. All women are different in how they recover from this procedure and how the procedure itself goes.

You may be out of work for only a few days. Your doctor may put you on antibiotics after the surgery to prevent an infection and you may also be asked to wear a kind of brace/strap to support that surgical area. Is the procedure on just one breast? Is the surgeon putting a different implant in or just taking the scar tissue out? All of these issues will be the deciding factors in how quickly you get back to your normal routine. Your own general health will also factor in.

You may also need to take several weeks away from strenuous exercise.

Are you planning on getting this procedure shortly? And have you had a sit-down talk with the surgeon yet?

May 27, 2009 - 1:27pm
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