En bloc capsulectomy, widely considered the most effective breast implant removal technique, involves the complete removal of the breast implant and the surrounding scar tissues. Dr. Khan is a breast implant illness advocate and en bloc in Novi explant specialist who curates the ideal strategy to remove your breast implants and restore optimal health.
What is en bloc capsulectomy?
When a breast implant is placed, your body develops scar tissues that surround the implant, forming a capsule of scar tissues. Some breast implant removal techniques only focus on removing the implant (not the scar tissues), and some techniques break the capsule to remove the implant and scar tissues in pieces. En bloc capsulectomy removes the breast implant and the surrounding scar tissues in one piece.
En bloc capsulectomy is ideal for women suffering from breast implant illness (BII). It’s also suitable for patients with textured breast implants because the interaction between the textured surface of the implants and the surrounding capsule is a contributory factor to breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). Since the entire breast implant is removed with the scar tissues intact, the risk of illness is eliminated.
Benefits of en bloc capsulectomy:
- The entire breast implant and surrounding scar tissues are removed in one piece
- No risk of silicone gel, bacteria, and chemicals leaking out of the capsule
- Ensures that the scar tissues are cleanly extracted from the body
- Ideal technique for patients with BII or BIA-ALCL
For more information on en bloc in Novi, contact our office for a consultation.
Am I a suitable candidate for en bloc capsulectomy?
Dr. Khan recommends breast implant removal for patients suffering from complications related to breast implants, those with symptoms of breast implant illness, or those who want to remove breast implants for aesthetic or personal reasons. However, whether you’re a good candidate for en bloc capsulectomy or a total capsulectomy will be determined after a thorough evaluation. Generally speaking, en bloc capsulectomy is suitable for removing old silicone gel implants or textured implants and for women experiencing the symptoms of BII or BIA-ALCL.
Why choose Dr. Khan?
Dr. Shaher Khan is a double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon with specialized training in en bloc capsulectomy. He is also a firm advocate of women with symptoms of breast implant illness, a very real medical condition that leads to numerous systemic health concerns because of implants. Dr. Khan firmly avoids implant procedures and specializes in explant procedures. Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Khan to explore your breast implant removal options.