En Bloc Capsulectomy
Women with breast implants sometimes change their minds about wanting larger breasts, or they may develop complications or other concerns that require breast implant removal. Unfortunately, an implant rupture, implant rippling, capsular contracture, breast implant illness, BIA-ALCL (breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma), or being unhappy with your breast appearance after Breast Augmentation may require the removal of your breast implants.
En bloc capsulectomy is a surgical procedure designed to remove the breast implants and surrounding scar tissue (capsule) as one entire unit. The term “en bloc” is French for “all together” or “at the same time,” and capsulectomy is when the scar tissue is removed from the chest. If you have found lumps or experienced sharp pain after breast augmentation, Dr. Wald is a specialist in cosmetic surgery and has successfully performed en bloc breast implant removal in Orange County for many patients.
Who Are the Ideal Candidates for En Bloc Capsulectomy?
Healthy women who wish to remove their breast implants or who exhibit signs of infection may benefit from the en bloc approach.
What Can an En Bloc Capsulectomy Address?
Implant Position and Placement
After breast augmentation, natural scar tissue forms around the implants, known as a capsule. Sometimes, this scar tissue can harden, causing the implants to shift position and appear misshapen. En bloc removes the implants and capsule in one piece to address this.
Removal of All Scar Tissue
Whether you are removing your breast implants to change the style, function, or appearance of your breasts, the en bloc approach removes all of the scar tissue surrounding the implants so that you can start fresh and prevent future issues.
Complications, such as implant rupture or capsular contracture, are issues that need to be surgically addressed. En bloc surgery is designed to remedy complications so you can enjoy your cleavage again, whether with or without new implants.
Your En Bloc Procedure
During your consultation, Dr. Wald will review your medical history, examine the condition of your breasts, and determine a surgical plan that can achieve your desired results. General anesthesia is administered during your surgery to ensure your comfort and safety. En bloc capsulectomy is performed on an outpatient basis.
Questions and Concerns
Dr. Wald and his team at The Aesthetic Institute in Orange County can answer any questions or concerns you may have. Schedule a Consultation with our office today to begin your cosmetic journey and achieve the results you desire.