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    En bloc Breast Implant Removal 

    Breast Implant Removal 

    body 12 1024x682 - En bloc Breast Implant Removal A number of surgical techniques are available today to remove breast implants. The en bloc plastic surgery technique may be the best choice in case of breast explantation on women who complain of symptoms of breast implant illness (BII).  

    Literally meaning “as one,” the en bloc surgery refers to the procedure that leaves the capsule tissue intact on the breast implant and makes the incision around it without disturbing the capsule or implant. This is performed to avoid contamination that might cause breast implant illness. 

    En bloc is a meticulous and delicate procedure. When carried out by a skilled and experienced breast surgeon, this procedure can provide highly successful outcomes. 

    Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery and Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provide breast implant removal to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and surrounding locations.

    En Bloc Procedure 

    The en bloc breast implant removal was initially developed as a technique to take out damaged silicone implants without infecting the body with silicone gel. This procedure involves removal of the capsule (the scar tissue that forms and envelops the implant) and implant together so as to ensure that no residue is left behind. 

    The en bloc plastic surgery often utilizes an inframammary incision pattern, which is made horizontally below the natural breast fold. In case the patient already has an inframammary pattern from her previous breast surgery, the surgeons will try to use the same incision as far as possible to reduce further scarring. The entire procedure is performed under general anesthesia and lasts for about two hours. 

    Once the capsule and the implant have been taken out successfully, the body starts a process of detoxification. Drains will be placed to prevent the accumulation of fluid and stop the formation of another capsule. These  drains will also assist the breast to return to its original shape. 

    Sometimes, breast lift may have to performed as an additional procedure to remove the excess loose skin. Breast lift will reduce the lax skin, repositions, and reshape the breast tissue to restore an aesthetically pleasing and more youthful position on the chest wall. 

    It is noteworthy that the en bloc surgery is not possible in all breast removal cases. Your surgeon will investigate your case thoroughly and discuss your treatment options with you to finalize the most suitable alternative for you.  

    Benefits of En Bloc Surgery  

    En bloc breast removal surgery offers several benefits. Firstly, taking out the capsule and implant together makes sure that the body does not get infected by any materials or fluids left behind by the implant. Secondly, it allows the tissue and muscles of the breast to go back to into their initial positions on the wall of the chest, to give a normal and natural-looking appearance. 

    Who is a Suitable Candidate For Implant Removal Surgery? 

    If you are planning to undergo a breast implant removal procedure, the first step is to schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon who has adequate experience in breast explantation surgery.  

    While many surgeons frequently perform breast enhancement surgery, there is a smaller number of experienced board certified plastic surgeons who have successfully performed several en bloc breast implant removal procedures.  

    During your first consultation, the surgeon will carefully listen to all your concerns and then work with you to develop a customized treatment plan to safely remove your breast implants. 

    Board certified plastic surgeons at VIPS and MBody receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and nearby areas for breast implant removal surgery. 

    Contact Washington DC area Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sundin for More Information

    For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery and M Body Contouring and Laser Centerplease visit:

    Serving Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Fairfax, Loudoun County, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Fredricksburg, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Maryland Richmond, VA and surrounding communities.

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