En Bloc Capsulectomy Surgery Serving the Phoenix & Chandler, AZ Areas

En bloc capsulectomy refers to a type of breast implant removal that removes both the implant and the breast’s scar capsule (the breast tissue area surrounding the implant) at the same time. This surgical procedure is often performed on women who feel that their breast implants are causing them “implant sickness” and is ideal for anyone who is experiencing a condition known as capsular contracture. If you suspect you are experiencing symptoms related to breast implant illness or capsular contracture, we recommend contacting Elite Plastic Surgery (at our Chandler or Phoenix locations) so you can schedule your examination and begin creating a treatment plan as soon as possible.

Understanding Capsular Contracture and Implant Removal for Implant Sickness

When a breast implant is placed during breast augmentation surgery, your body naturally forms a tissue capsule around it. Capsular contracture refers to a complication that can occur after breast augmentation, causing the tissue capsule to harden. At first, the issue may only be cosmetic in nature. Capsular contracture can become more serious, however, if left untreated.

Additional symptoms can eventually 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 implants.

An En bloc capsulectomy avoids leaving behind anything that may cause systemic conditions, and removing the entire capsule together can prevent the implant from rupturing, making it one of the most effective methods for treating capsular contracture. To learn more about this procedure, schedule your appointment with Elite Plastic Surgery today.

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Offering You Peace of Mind with Breast Implant Removal

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 the findings are not exactly conclusive. Proper removal of breast implants is the most important step towards recovery from breast implant illness. As such, the board-certified surgeons at Elite Plastic Surgery typically utilize the total en bloc capsulectomy (whereby the implant is removed together with all capsule tissue) to properly pave the way for healing and regeneration. At Elite Plastic Surgery in Phoenix and Chandler, our breast surgeons have dealt with numerous implant illness cases and understand what to look for in any patient. Your initial consultation at either our Phoenix or Chandler location will serve as an excellent opportunity for our surgeons to learn more about your symptoms and help you decide whether you’re an ideal candidate for breast explant surgery.

The Benefits of En Bloc Capsulectomy

  • Total breast explant (or en bloc capsulectomy) is a highly advanced procedure that should be carefully and precisely carried out, which is why we recommend trusting the board-certified plastic surgeons at Elite Plastic Surgery in Chandler or Phoenix.
  • The focus of your surgeon will be to free your body of all silicone from the implants while also avoiding any damage to the normal tissues.
  • This procedure ensures that the maximum amount of silicone is excised without causing further contamination to your body.
  • In addition to helping alleviate the symptoms associated with breast implant illness, the breast implant removal treatment will also allow your breast tissue to return to its normal and natural state.

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Circumstances Where En Bloc Removal Isn’t The Right Option

An increasing number of breast implant implant removal patients are inquiring about the new en bloc capsulectomy Elite Plastic Surgery offers. While our surgeons will take the time to evaluate each patient at an individual level, there are some instances in which this treatment is simply not the ideal choice. This may be the case if the tissue capsule is too thin (a healthy capsule is usually very thin and tears quite easily), as 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.

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Your Breast Implant Removal Procedure

Surgical Technique

Typically, en bloc capsulectomy requires an incision to be made along the inframammary fold. Smaller implants typically involve shorter incisions, while larger implants may require vertical incisions that run from the areola to the inframammary fold. Once the incision has been made, your 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.

Completing Your Results

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. If your implant was placed under the muscle, your surgeon will reposition the muscle back to its proper position for improved muscle strength. For implants that were placed over the muscle, your surgeon will develop a treatment plan that yields your most ideal possible outcome. Fat grafting may also be performed after en bloc capsulectomy for a proper aesthetic result.

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Recovery After En Bloc Capsulectomy

After your en bloc breast implant removal, you’ll be delighted to learn that the recovery period is usually much shorter than the one that followed your initial breast augmentation procedure. The majority of patients are able to resume office work within a week and can resume other activities like exercise after a few weeks.

Your recovery period will vary according to the specifics of your treatment plan. For example, you may have a longer recovery period if a breast lift was performed alongside your breast explant procedure. During your initial consultation visit, your plastic surgeon will discuss all the details of your surgery with you and will explain the recovery process to you in detail so that you can enjoy lasting peace of mind as you look forward to your final results.

Plan Your Breast Implant Removal in Arizona

The board-certified plastic surgeons at Elite Plastic Surgery have helped countless women in Phoenix, Chandler, and all over the world overcome breast implant illness with breast implant removal surgery via total en bloc capsulectomy. Not only does this procedure offer significant medical benefits, but it can also help you enjoy an enhanced quality of life by restoring your breast augmentation results and enabling you to experience an empowering sense of self-confidence.

At Elite Plastic Surgery, Dr. Rozbeh Torabi is supported by a team of highly professional support staff to ensure the best outcome with each procedure. We remain committed to the latest technology and the most advanced surgical techniques available, so you can look forward to truly exemplary results. When you’re ready to get started, reach out to our Phoenix or Chandler offices and speak with a helpful member of our team to set up your initial consultation and begin your restorative journey.

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