En bloc capsulectomy has emerged as a preferred technique for removing breast implants and the surrounding scar tissue capsule when confronted with certain breast implant-related health concerns or implant complications. As a highly trained, board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience performing a wide range of cosmetic breast surgeries, Dr. Christine Petti is pleased to be able to offer her patients this technically advanced surgical option. Dr. Petti is widely known for her capabilities as a world-class breast surgeon and she frequently combines en bloc capsulectomy with breast implant replacement and/or breast lift surgery to create natural-looking breast shape and volume following implant removal.
Learn more about en bloc capsulectomy by exploring the informative sections provided below or contacting our practice:
What Is Recovery Like After En Bloc Capsulectomy?
You should expect some degree of soreness and swelling following your en bloc explant procedure. Recovery after en bloc capsulectomy typically requires about a week of rest, unless you have undergone a simultaneous breast lift or breast implant exchange which could extend your recovery period. Dr. Petti recommends avoiding heavy lifting and vigorous exercise until you have been cleared at a follow-up appointment. Most patients are able to resume their usual activities starting at 3 weeks, though this estimate can fluctuate based on personal progress milestones. During surgery, Dr. Petti is careful to keep incisions as hidden as possible to minimize the potential for visible scarring. While your incisions may appear reddish and raised in the initial phase of healing, after about a year with proper care scar tissue should flatten and fade considerably.
What Are En Bloc Capsulectomy Results Like?
As with any cosmetic breast procedure, Dr. Petti strives to create en bloc capsulectomy results that look natural and symmetrical. She uses her signature breast augmentation techniques to create optimal placement and support for new implants to deliver long-lasting results. If a breast lift is desired, Dr. Petti can reshape the breasts using a variety of techniques to restore an attractive breast shape following breast implant removal. The vast majority of Dr. Petti’s en bloc capsulectomy and secondary breast surgery patients are thrilled with the outcomes they achieve. Dr. Petti is known for her ability to deliver outstanding results even for the most complex breast surgery cases.
Do you want to remove your breast implants due to concerns about your health? Contact our plastic surgery practice to schedule your consultation with Dr. Petti to discuss the explant procedures that are available, including en bloc capsulectomy.