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Breast Implant Removal

Proper En Bloc Removal

Breast implant removal isn't just a cosmetic choice; for many individuals, it's a life-affirming decision that can profoundly impact their health. Dr. Shaher Khan, a double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Executive Plastic Surgeon, specializes in breast implant removals. He has pioneered a comprehensive approach to breast implant removal known as the 100/100/0 Rule — this technique ensures that 100% of the capsules and implant are removed 100% of the time, and 0% of the capsule is left on...
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How to Identify a Ruptured Implant

In recent years, there has been an increased emphasis on the importance of understanding and considering potential complications related to breast implants. One such complication, and the focus of our discussion today, is a ruptured implant. We at Executive Plastic Surgery, under the guidance of Dr. Shaher Khan, are committed to raising awareness about these potential risks and offering specialized expertise in breast implant removal. Understanding Breast Implant Rupture A ruptured implant is a scenario where the implant's casing, whether...
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The Importance of Sending the Capsules to Pathology for Testing: Related Cancers

Breast augmentation, one of the most sought-after cosmetic procedures, often raises numerous health and safety concerns. One prominent issue recently underscored by the FDA is the correlation between breast implants and an increased risk of certain cancers, such as lymphomas and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Consequently, renowned plastic surgeons like Dr. Shaher Khan from Executive Plastic Surgery have highlighted the importance of sending breast implant capsules for pathological examination. This article aims to explain the crucial role of a pathologist...
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Your Guide to En Bloc Capsulectomy

The human body is remarkably adept at self-defense. When a foreign object, such as a breast implant, is introduced into the body, it responds by creating a protective lining around it — this is known as a capsule. However, in some instances, this capsule may contribute to a variety of symptoms referred to collectively as Breast Implant Illness (BII). In such cases, En bloc capsulectomy, a specialized procedure for the removal of breast implants along with their surrounding capsules becomes...
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Recovery After Breast Implant Removal

Over time, breast implants have widely grown in popularity for women all over the world. To improve their looks and confidence, many women receive breast implants to enhance their aesthetic look. But for a number of reasons, such as health issues, unhappiness with the results, or personal choice, some women choose to have their implants removed. For many women, recovery following breast implant removal may be a major issue. In this article, we'll go over what to anticipate throughout the...
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Breast Implant Illness and Implant Removal Resurfaces on Bravo

The topic of Breast Implant Illness (BII) resurfaced with two Bravo TV reality stars this month. Last week, Mia Thornton, a star on “Real Housewives of Potomac” revealed on the reunion show that she had been suffering from health issues and a cancer scare. She said she worked with her doctors to rule out sarcoidosis, an autoimmune disease that can be triggered by foreign objects in the body. Sarcoidosis is one of the many symptoms of BII. She acknowledges that...
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Breast implants will not last a full lifespan and therefore will lead to additional surgeries in a person’s life. Furthermore, a large and growing group of women have experienced adverse health effects termed “breast implant illness” attributed to the implants in their chest. Since 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has received more than 350,000 incident reports involving breast implants.   Watch the full video below to learn more This is by far our most popular video to date……

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En Bloc Removal, What Is It & Why It Is Important

To begin, “en bloc” is defined by the medical dictionary in a lump; as a whole. The en bloc removal, also known as a “capsulectomy” then, is a surgical procedure performed to remove the implant and capsule as a whole without breaking the capsule. This way, the surgeon avoids any silicone leaking into the body cavity. Why is the procedure done this way? As we’ve mentioned in an earlier post, there have been only a few studies done to explore…

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Breast Implant Illness: Don’t Miss these 6 New Stories

A Roundup of the Newest and Most Surprising Stories surrounding Breast Implant Illness This Month After the FDA held a hearing discussing the dangers of breast implant illness in March, news outlets ranging from the New York Times to E! News published numerous stories discussing the validity of the illness, various experiences of different women who suffered through breast implant illness, and even some doctors including renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Shaher Khan MD at Executive Plastic Surgeon who have chosen…

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Breast Implant Illness: What is it and What’s Being Done?

Everything you need to know about breast implant illness What’s the Problem? Earlier in March, the Food and Drug Administration issued a statement explaining that many implants or insertable devices–from pacemakers to breast implants–may trigger allergic reactions or lead to sickness for some people. This happens, the FDA report explains, because with any foreign substance entering the body, it can have adverse reactions in some bodies, despite various testing done beforehand. This week, March 25th and 26th, the FDA held…

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