When foreign objects like implants are introduced to the body, a natural response occurs; scar tissue forms around the object, referred to as a capsule. For individuals with breast implants, this capsule is common and usually thin and soft. However, capsular contracture can lead to an abnormal thickening of the capsule, causing discomfort and changes in the appearance and texture of the breast. Seeking professional guidance with Dr. Sadrian at Sadrian Plastic Surgery in San Diego is helpful in understanding and addressing these potential effects and making informed decisions about your well-being.
En Bloc Capsulectomy is a meticulous surgical procedure performed to remove breast implants along with the surrounding scar tissue, known as the capsule, as a single unit. This method is especially beneficial for individuals looking to replace or remove their implants due to various reasons, including cosmetic preferences, implant-related complications, or changes in lifestyle. The technique aims to minimize the risk of contamination and effectively remove the implant while maintaining the structural integrity of the breast.
Opting for an En Bloc Capsulectomy offers several benefits that contribute to your overall health and peace of mind. This procedure can help eliminate concerns about implant leakage or rupture and allows for a comprehensive assessment of the breast tissue. By addressing potential issues proactively, you're making a choice that aligns with your long-term health goals and ensuring your comfort and confidence.
In theory, any woman desiring the removal of her breast implants can be considered a candidate. Nevertheless, there are specific cases where prioritizing an En-Bloc resection becomes vital. This encompasses situations such as a ruptured silicone implant, the presence of capsular contracture resulting in a hardened capsule, or unexplained physical ailments with no alternative explanation for their origin.
Given the established association between textured breast implants and ALCL (a rare lymphoma), it is imperative for women with textured implants, especially those in place for an extended duration, to seriously consider a complete capsulectomy (full capsule removal). In fact, opting for an en-bloc resection for individuals with textured implants is often recommended. Combining implant and capsule removal dramatically diminishes the risk of developing ALCL, reducing it almost to negligible levels. For women with normal capsules, intact smooth implants, and no implant-related symptoms, the prospect of straightforward implant removal without capsule removal exists. It's worth noting that capsules are essentially one's own tissue, and after removing an intact, smooth implant, these capsules tend to transform into healthy, normal tissue.
At Sadrian Plastic Surgery, we prioritize your well-being from the very beginning. Your journey starts with a personalized consultation where our medical experts take the time to understand your concerns, goals, and unique needs. This consultation is a crucial step in building a strong foundation of trust and collaboration, ensuring that your En Bloc Capsulectomy experience is tailored to you.
Full and final results of an En Bloc Capsulectomy may take up to three to six months to become fully evident. During this time, your body continues to heal, and the tissues settle into their new position. Patience and adherence to post-operative care instructions will contribute to the best possible outcome. Remember, your well-being and satisfaction are paramount, and the waiting period is a natural part of the process to achieve the beautiful and confident results you're looking forward to.
The En Bloc Capsulectomy procedure involves several precise steps:
You will be administered anesthesia to ensure your comfort and safety during the procedure.
A carefully placed incision is made to access the implant and surrounding capsule.
The surgeon meticulously separates the capsule from surrounding tissues, ensuring complete removal.
The breast implant, along with the intact capsule, is extracted as a single unit.
Cleaning and Inspection
The surgical area is cleaned, and the surgeon inspects the capsule and surrounding tissue for any abnormalities.
The incisions are closed with sutures, and dressings are applied.
You'll be closely monitored as you awaken from anesthesia. Follow post-operative care instructions for a smooth recovery.
Choosing a skilled surgeon like Dr. Sadrian at Sadrian Plastic Surgery in San Diego ensures a safe and successful En Bloc Capsulectomy.
After undergoing an En Bloc Capsulectomy, it's important to understand that your body needs time to heal and for the results to fully develop. While you may notice some immediate changes after the procedure, it generally takes several weeks to a few months to see the final results. In the initial weeks, you might experience swelling, bruising, and some discomfort as your body adjusts to the changes. As the healing process progresses, these effects will gradually subside, allowing the true outcome of the procedure to become more apparent. Around the six-week mark, many patients start to see a significant improvement in their appearance. However, it's essential to note that individual healing times can vary based on factors such as your body's natural healing response, the extent of the procedure, and your overall health.
The recovery time can vary depending on individual factors, but most patients can expect a few weeks of healing. Our team will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to ensure a smooth recovery process.
As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks. However, our experienced medical professionals take every precaution to minimize risks and ensure a safe procedure. During your consultation, we will discuss any potential risks and address any concerns you may have.
The decision to undergo a cosmetic procedure is extremely personal. If you are considering an enhancement, you want to be confident that your results will appear fresh and natural – and like you. Dr. Sadrian is among the finest plastic surgeons practicing in the San Diego area and has achieved acclaim for consistently achieving natural-looking results. Schedule an appointment to learn more.SEE WHAT MAKES US THE BEST CHOICE