Trusted Chicago Breast Center
Dr. Mussat offers a complete list of breast surgery procedures to best meet your unique need, preferences, and goals. We understand that you may feel nervous and we will do all that we can to ensure that you feel completely comfortable with your procedure. Once we have conducted your initial consultation, Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mussat can give you more information on what options are available to you and on what to expect throughout the process to ensure that you can make the most informed decision possible.
The En Bloc Procedure
The body covers any synthetic implant with tissue, including breast implants. Pacemakers, synthetic joints and stents, too, all draw some scar tissue through a natural process that doesn’t impede the function of the device.
Surgeons have come to name the tissue that surrounds the breast implant, “the capsule.” Sometimes the capsule gets thick enough to put pressure on the implant, hardening or even rupturing it. Surgeons have discovered that removing the capsule surrounding the implant along with the implant itself offers the lowest risk for any silicon or other debris to escape into and be absorbed by the body. This En Bloc (or “as a whole”) procedure has lead to our best, problem-free recoveries from breast implant removals.
Recovery after the En Bloc Procedure
Patients that undergo breast implant removal are often worried about how their breasts will look afterwards. Before your procedure, you will discuss how you would like your breasts to look after implants are removed. Your reconstructive options include a breast lift, breast reduction and/or fat transfer to the breast. Some patients even choose to get newer, more advanced breast implants. During the breast implant removal procedure, Dr. Mussat repairs the muscle and breast tissue.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Mussat today to discuss the En Bloc procedure and see how it could be beneficial for you.