It takes a lot of surgical skill and training to perform breast implant removal in a way that prioritizes patient safety and restores the original shape of the breasts. This is essential for women, who for medical or aesthetic reasons, choose to remove their implants entirely. For women who are symptomatic for a breast implant rupture or experiencing health problems associated with the implant, it’s incredibly essential that they be vigilant about the type of technique used for breast implant removal. Techniques like the En Bloc procedure are considered some of the most complex and sophisticated for breast implant removal (explantation), however, it is also one of the most reliable ways to protect the patient from further complications.
What’s the Capsule?
A capsule is scar tissue that gradually grows and envelops implants. It happens with all implants because it’s a common response from the body when it encounters a foreign object.
What is the En Bloc Procedure?
Developed by French plastic surgeons as a reliable and thorough form of explantation, the En Bloc procedure is performed by carefully removing the capsule and the implant together as a single, untouched unit. It was created as a way to remove ruptured silicone implants without further contaminating the body with silicone gel.
Removing the capsule entirely ensures that the body doesn’t reabsorb a contaminated capsule and the careful removal of the implant ensures that no other material is left behind. As a precautionary measure after the removal, Dr. Mussat might install a drain to further discourage the formation of another capsule and to help the breast regain its original shape.
Very few, well-trained, highly skilled plastic surgeons are able to perform the En Bloc procedure; but when it comes to your safety and well-being, seeking out a rare and exceptional surgeon like Dr. Mussat can make all the difference.
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Why the En Bloc Procedure?
There are more than a few reasons why the En Bloc procedure is preferred by patients and the medical community. During your procedure, your surgeon will be able to repair muscle and tissue to restore the original contours of the breast. After the capsule and the implant are removed, your breast tissue and muscles should gradually settle back to its original position on the chest wall, and you should be left with breasts that look and feel natural.
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