Capsulectomy is an open surgery, which means that it requires a surgical incision. Capsulectomies can be divided into two types: total and subtotal. During a total capsulectomy, a surgeon removes your breast implant and your entire capsule of scar tissue. Your surgeon may remove the implant first before removing the capsule.What is a capsulectomy breast implant?
With a capsulectomy, a plastic surgeon removes the scar tissue that forms around a breast implant. The implant itself is also usually replaced. A third type of capsulectomy— en bloc capsulectomy —entails surgical removal of the capsule and the implant as one intact unit.What is an en bloc capsulectomy?
An en bloc capsulectomy is a variation on a total capsulectomy. During this type of surgery, your surgeon removes your implant and capsule together instead of one at a time. This may be the best option if you have a ruptured breast implant.How does a posterior capsulotomy work?
The IOL is held in place in the eye’s organic lens capsule. Within time this capsule can become cloudy or wrinkled, causing blurry vision. With posterior capsulotomy, a laser is used to make an opening in the foggy capsule. This gives light access to pass through again for clear vision. What happens during posterior capsulotomy?