If you’ve had breast implants in the past, over time you may find that you need to alter or remove the implants for aesthetic reasons, maintenance of your implant size and projection, or your implants must be replaced due to age. Older implants are more susceptible to damage or rupture. If you have discomfort or want to alter your implants in any way, rest assured – En Bloc Implant Removal can help!
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What is En Bloc Implant Removal?
Literally translating to “in block,” the En Bloc procedure removes the breast implant together with the capsule of scar tissue around the implant. Removing the entire capsule as one unit can prevent the implant from rupturing, and is one of the most effective methods for treating capsular contracture.
Women also looking to change or update their implants can start with a “clean slate” by getting rid of all traces of the last breast enhancement procedure. Modifying, removing, or exchanging your implants can be more effectively completed through the En Bloc Implant procedure at Allure Esthetic Plastic Surgery.
Reasons Why Implants Are Exchanged or Removed
The En Bloc procedure is performed for a range of aesthetic and medical reasons. You may choose to have the procedure if:
- You experience pain, asymmetry, or tactile changes due to capsular contracture
- You experience a leak or rupture of one or both of your implants
- Your implants are over 20 years old
- You would like to change the size of your implants
- You would like to change the type of implant (saline, silicone, etc.)
- You would like to remove your implants completely
One of the most highly-respected plastic surgeons in the Seattle area, Dr. Sajan of Allure Esthetic can evaluate your symptoms and help you determine if the En Bloc Implant Removal procedure is right for you.
Who is a good candidate for En Bloc Implant Removal?
Almost any woman who wants to change her breast implants can undergo the En Bloc Implant Removal as a first step in breast revision surgery. You may have scar tissue tightly wrapped around the implant, limiting your options for removal. Additionally, women who have had their implants for an extended period of time may have developed excess scar tissue around the implant or weakened implants that are more vulnerable to damage.
En Bloc vs. Capsulectomy What’s the difference?
You may have also heard of a capsulectomy, which can be easily confused with the En Bloc procedure. Some people think the terms are interchangeable, but that is not the case. A capsulectomy simply removes scar tissue surrounding the implant and does not always involve removal of the implant.
In the advanced En Bloc Implant Removal procedure, the implant remains in the capsule and the entire unit is removed. Removing the scar tissue and implant together reduces the risk of rupture or other potential complications.
What to Expect After En Bloc Implant Removal
The procedure and recovery from En Bloc Implant Removal will be very similar to an initial breast augmentation procedure. Dr. Sajan will provide detailed aftercare instructions to expedite the healing process and monitor your progress along the way.
Whether you altered your implants or had them removed, your new breasts will settle into their final position during the weeks following your procedure. You will soon be able to enjoy your plump and youthful breasts once again.
Come to Seattle, Washington for Your En Bloc Implant Removal
Allure Esthetic Plastic Surgery gives you easy access to the Seattle area, making it convenient to receive care from Dr. Sajan and his professional, compassionate staff. Dr. Sajan has been recognized in the top 10 for patient satisfaction by the American Institute of Plastic Surgeons. His commitment to patient health, results, and satisfaction is a driving force in his practice. You can expect to receive personal attention and care in any cosmetic or reconstructive breast procedure performed by Dr. Sajan.
Revising a breast augmentation can be intimidating, but let the professionals at Allure Esthetic help you take the first step. Connect with us to find out more about the En Bloc Implant Removal at our state-of-the-art clinic.