How long does internal healing of the capsule take place?

I had a revision surgery due to capsular contractor and ended up choosing smaller implants to replace them. I am three weeks post-op.

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Robert Kearney, MD

Published on Dec 26, 2016

The capsule is 90% or more formed in three months.

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Answered by Robert Kearney, MD

The capsule is 90% or more formed in three months.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Barry J. Kaplan, D.O.

Published on Jul 12, 2016

Your capsule is reforming. I suggest you ask your doc for Accolate 20 mg and take it twice daily for 3 months, as the recurrence rate for contracture is 50-100%.

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Answered by Barry J. Kaplan, D.O.

Your capsule is reforming. I suggest you ask your doc for Accolate 20 mg and take it twice daily for 3 months, as the recurrence rate for contracture is 50-100%.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor Hamilton Surgical Arts

Published on Jul 11, 2016

We have our patients do specific types of exercises for 6 weeks to 2 months. We feel, by that time, the capsule is fairly well-formed. As I am sure you were told, there is a higher incidence of capsule formation in those who have had capsule formation before. So, in your case, we would have you continue your exercises longer.

Answered by Hamilton Surgical Arts (View Profile)

We have our patients do specific types of exercises for 6 weeks to 2 months. We feel, by that time, the capsule is fairly well-formed. As I am sure you were told, there is a higher incidence of capsule formation in those who have had capsule formation before. So, in your case, we would have you continue your exercises longer.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Kenneth L. Stein M.D. FACS

Published on Jul 11, 2016

Consult with your surgeon since he knows the extent of the surgery. Generally speaking, it can take 6 months up to one year, as wound healing takes time.

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Answered by Kenneth L. Stein M.D. FACS

Consult with your surgeon since he knows the extent of the surgery. Generally speaking, it can take 6 months up to one year, as wound healing takes time.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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