capsulectomy

(redirected from full implant capsule removal)

cap·sul·ec·to·my

(kap'sū-lek'tō-mē),
Removal of a capsule; usually refers to the smooth scar that forms around a biocompatible implant.

capsulectomy

Cosmetic surgery
As commonly used, the surgical removal of a breast implant (or any capsular implant) and the reactive fibrous tissue that develops around it, which may contract and put pressure on the implant.

Ophthalmology
The removal of the anterior or posterior capsule in patients with cataracts.

Orthopaedics
The stripping of the chondral surface of a joint in the case of flexion contractions of the elbow, hand and other joints, which may be of use in patients with osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease) and rheumatoid arthritis.

capsulectomy

Cosmetic surgery The operative removal of an entire capsule and implant–especially of the breast

capsulectomy

Surgical removal of a CAPSULE or part of a capsule.

capsulectomy 

The surgical removal of the capsule of the crystalline lens. In extracapsular cataract extraction only the anterior portion of the capsule is removed. See capsulorhexis; capsulotomy.