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En Bloc Breast Implant Removal

Breast

For patients who feel that they have generalized symptoms because of the presence of breast implants an En Bloc removal can be performed. The procedure consists in entirely removing the capsule that has formed around the implants together with the implants in “one piece”. The idea behind that is that the contents of the capsule will not be “spilled” during removal. The procedure is not necessary for every patient who wishes to have implants removed or replaced. For instance if a capsular contracture has formed (hardening of the implants) a neo sub-pectoral plane technique can be used instead.

The En Bloc technique requires a longer incision and it takes longer to perform than a simple implant removal and therefore it should be reserved only to patients who feel they have generalized symptoms because of the presence of implants. At the time of the consultation we’ll assess together the indications and discuss the different techniques used for implant removal.

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