For some patients, the removal of the implants and their capsules after breast augmentation is the only way to provide relief from discomfort, complications, and health concerns. Dr. Michael R. Burgdorf has the expertise, skill, and artistry to perform an en bloc capsulectomy in Nashville and ensure a comfortable treatment process and an elevated quality of life.
What Is En Bloc Explant Surgery?
Breast implants can be removed in a variety of ways. En bloc capsulectomy is a method of removing both the implants and their scar tissue capsules simultaneously rather than in parts, as is the case with a conventional capsulectomy and partial capsulectomy. The benefit of this approach is that it prevents bacteria, chemicals, silicone, fluids, and other pathogens from venturing outside the capsule into the body.
It also ensures that all scar tissue is effectively removed. The purpose of an en bloc capsulectomy is to alleviate discomfort and illness, restoring the chest to its natural state. It can be beneficial for patients who have experienced ruptured, old, or leaking implants and for those struggling with the effects of BII (Breast Implant Illness) or BIA-ALCL (Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma) due to textured implants.
While en bloc capsulectomy has many advantages, in some cases, it may not be viable. Scar tissue capsules with thinner tissue may be more difficult to remove in this fashion. Only a detailed consultation with Dr. Burgdorf can determine if you are a candidate.