Breast Revision
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 than a board certified female plastic surgeon?
Number of Treatments
1 Treatment
Treatment Areas
Treatment Time
1-2.5 hours
Recovery Time
7-10 days

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 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 Sullivan Centre and will take approximately two hours under anesthesia. The breast revision capsulectomy procedure is performed on an 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

The Sullivan Difference

We know that you want to look and feel your best. Our goal is to understand your motivation and priorities and then educate, advise, and guide you to the optimal solution. Our personalized approach begins with a consultation with Dr. Christine Sullivan, a renowned plastic surgeon with more than 30 years of experience, who takes the time to listen to your concerns and works with you to determine the best approach to get the results you desire. From initial consultation through recovery, our staff is always ready to answer your questions and address your concerns.

The specific risk and possible complications as they relate to Breast Revision will be discussed at your initial consultation.
They are very natural looking and exactly what I wanted. Thank you Dr. Chris.
Breast Revision
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