Breast Implant Removal

En Bloc Capsulectomy Surgery
Serving the Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Glendale, AZ area

En Bloc Capsulectomy Surgery Serving the Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Glendale, AZ area


En bloc capsulectomy refers to breast implant removal with breast capsule removal (the breast tissue area surrounding the implant). In other words, the implants and scar capsule are removed intact.  This surgical procedure is often done for women who feel that their breast implants are causing them ‘implant sickness’. At Elite Plastic Surgery, we perform a total en bloc capsulectomy so that we do not leave behind anything that may cause systemic conditions. Removing the entire capsule together can prevent the implant from rupturing, and is one of the most effective methods for treating capsular contracture. Our skilled breast surgeon will carefully listen to your concerns and perform a thorough evaluation to determine whether you’re an ideal candidate for one of the most advanced breast implant removal Phoenix has to offer.


A small fraction of women who have received breast implants will self-identify with a number of symptoms that include chest pain, fatigue, hair loss, chills, headaches, chronic pain, body odor, rash, anxiety, sleep disturbance, brain fog, depression, as well as hormonal issues. Many women who received a prior breast augmentation surgery and suffer from these symptoms strongly feel that they are connected to their breast implant.  The fact that there is no diagnostic testing specifically for breast implant illness has made it harder for women facing this condition to receive the appropriate treatment in a timely manner. Breast implant illness has also been linked to symptoms or diagnosis of autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and scleroderma although findings are not exactly conclusive.  Proper removal of breast implants is the most important step towards recovery from breast implant illness. Plastic surgeons who are skilled in this area typically use a total en bloc capsulectomy (whereby the implant is removed together with all capsule tissue) to create the way for healing and regeneration. At Elite Plastic Surgery, our breast surgeons have dealt with scores of implant illness cases and know what to look for in any patient.  Your initial consultation will serve as an excellent opportunity for our surgeons to learn more about your symptoms and establish whether you’re an ideal candidate for en bloc capsulectomy in Phoenix AZ.


Total en bloc capsulectomy is a highly advanced procedure that should be carefully and precisely carried out. The focus of the surgeon is to free your body of all silicon from the implants, while also watching out to prevent damage to normal tissue.  This procedure ensures that the maximum amount of silicon is excised without causing further contamination to your body. In addition to helping alleviate the symptoms associated with breast implant illness, this treatment will also allow your breast tissue to return to its normal and natural state.


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.


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.


Our board-certified plastic surgeons at Elite Plastic Surgery have helped countless women in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Glendale, Chandler, Mesa, Paradise Valley, and other AZ areas overcome breast implant illness with breast implant removal surgery via total en bloc capsulectomy. Dr. Rozbeh Torabi is supported by a team of highly professional support staff to ensure the best outcome with each procedure.  Patients should set aside about 2 weeks before they are able to get back to work. During your consultation visit at Elite Plastic Surgery, our specialists will conduct an evaluation and create a treatment plan that best works for you. Schedule a consultation today with Dr. Rozbeh Torabi and his team at Elite Plastic Surgery.