En Bloc Breast Implant Removal: What you need to know
Sometimes, older breast implants may be beyond repair and need removal. Other times, as is common with women here in Marin County and Northern California, people want to update their breast implants with new ones, and removal is a necessary step. One of the most popular procedures for doing this, and one Dr Mohebali use frequently here in our Marin County offices, is known as En Bloc Breast Implant Removal. The En Bloc method involves removing the capsule or scar tissue around the implant along with the implant, giving the breast area a veritable “clean slate” for a new implant. If you’re looking to change and update your current breast implants, then the En Bloc breast implant removal method may be perfect for you.
How Dr Mohebali perform the En Bloc Breast Implant Removal procedure
The En Bloc procedure was originally created in France as a way to deal with earlier versions of silicone implants, which would rupture, or develop damages to the exterior over time. En-bloc removal means the surgeon removes the surrounding tissue capsule and the implant together, intact as one unit, without disrupting either capsule or implant to avoid further contamination of the body tissues. What this does is ensure that any potential damage from the old implant is removed, without a trace, making it much easier to insert a new implant, and make a seamless transition. Think of this type of breast implant removal as a “deep cleaning”, and a way to prevent any future issues in the tissue area after the old implants have been removed.
Who is eligible, and should consider having En Bloc Breast Implant Removal
In theory, anyone who is looking to have their breast implants removed is eligible for the En Bloc procedure. In fact, it is one of the most popular procedures with women here in San Rafael, Sausalito, Mill Valley, Santa Rosa, Marin County, and all over the Bay Area. The En Bloc procedure is especially recommended if you have silicone implants that are over 20 years old, or have experienced any symptoms from damaged or older implants. Leaks and ruptures can cause serious illness, and the En Bloc procedure helps ensure that all of the damaged areas are removed all at once, as a block, hence the “En Bloc” name. For certain women with certain implants, we may recommend avoiding the En Bloc procedure. It all depends on the breast, the implant, and how it fits with your body and new implants.
To learn more about our En Bloc Breast Implant Removal procedures, contact us today.