Dr. Shaw explains a capsulotomy procedure.
A capsulotomy is a scoring of the capsular tissue that is contracted around a breast implant after augmentation. The capsule itself isn’t removed, however, the scar tissue is incised in multiple areas, almost like if you are in a small tent and you are cut around the periphery of that tent, across the top of the tent, and make that small tent into a large tent. That’s what a capsulotomy will do, giving the implant more room to move around in the space.
Dr. Shaw, M.D.:
Dr. Lawrence Shaw, M.D., was born on Long Island, New York in 1954 where he lived through High School. He did his undergraduate studies at Emory University and received his medical degree from New York Medical College in 1979. Dr. Shaw then completed a five-year General Surgery residency and was board certified by the American Board of Surgery.
Dr. Shaw is a double-boarded Plastic Surgeon, which required 7 years of surgical training alone. Since completing his plastic surgery residency training at the Phoenix Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency in 1986, Dr. Shaw has performed thousands of plastic surgery operations. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to certify doctors in Plastic Surgery. Dr. Shaw is also certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is a member of regional and national medical societies including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and he American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.