En Bloc Breast Implant Explantation, Newport Beach CA
What is En Bloc Breast Implant Explantation?
En Bloc breast implant explantation is a type of breast implant removal procedure. During a traditional breast implant removal, the capsule is opened and the implant is removed. However, during En Bloc breast implant removal, the entire capsule with the implant inside is removed. The capsule refers to the scar that the body forms around a foreign object, in this case, the implant.
Who Needs En Bloc Breast Implant Explantation?
En Bloc breast implant explantation might be recommended for the following situations where the entire capsule needs to be removed:
Silicone Implant Removal
En Bloc Breast Implant Explantation Process
During En Bloc breast implant explantation, a small incision is made and the entire capsule is gently dissected away from the surrounding tissue. Patients may choose to have the implant removed completely. In this case, a breast lift might be performed after removal to address any loose skin and return the breasts to their natural position. If the implants are being replaced, a fresh new implant will be reinserted into the breast pocket.
En Bloc Breast Implant Explantation Results
After En Bloc breast implant removal, patients will have 1-2 weeks of recovery, similar to the original breast augmentation procedure. Some swelling, bruising, and general discomfort can be expected. Once healed, patients can enjoy relieved symptoms from breast implant illness or capsular contracture. New implants can last for many more years.
Finding a Surgeon for En Bloc Removal
Not every plastic surgeon offers breast implant removal with En Bloc. The advanced technique takes years of experience to be successful at completely removing the capsule. Drs Horowitz and Nichter are board certified with years of experience performing the breast augmentation as well as breast implant removal with En Bloc. To learn more about the procedure, contact our office and schedule your consultation with Pacific Center Plastic Surgery.