Breast Implant Removal
En Bloc means the surgeon leaves the capsule tissue intact on the breast implant and cuts around this intact unit without disrupting either the capsule or the implant so as to avoid contamination to the body. When you first decided on breast augmentation surgery with implants, it likely never occurred to you that you would want– or even need– to have your breast implants removed down the road. Still, as many as 40,000 women do undergo breast implant removal surgery each year.
Their reasons for breast implant removal vary. Revision breast augmentation due to cosmetic dissatisfaction is common. The same procedure is often used to address complications such as capsular contracture. Other reasons for breast implant removal may include anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), implant shifting, wrinkling, asymmetry, rupture or deflation. Some women may react adversely to the develop an infection and implant or bleed as a result. A breast cancer diagnosis can also necessitate breast implant removal, as can the presence of calcium deposits in the breasts.
In some cases, the capsule may also be removed. This procedure is called a capsulectomy. It may be performed if:.
Contact Simmons Plastic Surgery today to learn more about breast implant removal in Lexington, South Carolina, and to schedule an appointment with our plastic surgeon.
*Results and patient experience may vary.