Dr. Rozbeh Torabi | Dr. Radbeh Torabi
BREAST IMPLANT REMOVAL– Phoenix, AZ
BENEFITS OF EN BLOC CAPSULECTOMY
An increasing number of our Arizona implant removal patients are enquiring about the new en bloc capsulectomy Phoenix has to offer. While our surgeons will take the time to evaluate each patient at an individual level, there are circumstances where this treatment cannot be performed within the confines of safety or is not in the patient’s best interest.
The capsule is too thin – a healthy capsule is usually very thin and tears quite easily. It may not be possible to keep it intact through the removal process. Where this is the case, our breast surgeons will focus on freeing the maximum amount of capsule possible while the implant is still inside. This done, they will open the capsule very
Typically, en bloc capsulectomy requires an incision to be made along the inframammary fold. In cases where the implants are small, then the incisions could be shorter. Where the implants are quite large, vertical incisions running from the areola to the fold may be required. Once the incision has been made, the plastic surgeon will focus on separating the capsule from breast tissue (with the breast implant contained inside).
Once completely separated from breast tissue, the capsule plus implant are excised en bloc. The resultant breast cavity will be irrigated with saline, antibiotic solution, and betadine. A drain may be inserted before the incision sites are closed. In situations where the en bloc capsulectomy leads to stretching or sagging of the skin, a breast lift may be recommended in order to achieve a beautiful result.
Our breast surgeons at the Elite Plastic Surgery bring immense skill to the table while performing en bloc capsulectomy procedures. In situations where the implant is under the muscle, the surgeons will reposition the muscle back to the proper position. This gives the patient more muscle strength.
In cases where the implant is over the muscle, the surgeons will work on a treatment plan that yields the best possible outcome for the patient. Fat grafting may also be performed after en bloc capsulectomy for a proper aesthetic result.
RECOVERY AFTER EN BLOC CAPSULECTOMY
Following an en bloc implant removal, recovery is usually faster than the prior augmentation recovery. The majority of patients are able to resume office work within a week, as well as get back to exercise after a few weeks. Patients who are receiving a breast lift simultaneously may take a bit longer to recover. During your initial consultation visit, our plastic surgeons will take you over all the details of your surgery as well as expected recovery.
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