En Bloc Capsulectomy in Chicago by Dr. David Dreyfuss
For women who struggle with a painful condition called capsular contracture or other complications after breast implant surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Dreyfuss offers en bloc capsulectomy in Orland Park to successfully remove the capsule and the implant within it.
What Is En Bloc Capsulectomy?
Once a surgeon places breast implants, fibrous scar tissue forms around them, creating a tissue capsule. When this protective scar tissue tightens, the capsule may harden.
With health issues like capsular contracture or a leaking, ruptured implant, Dr. Dreyfuss can complete an en bloc capsulectomy – a surgical intervention to remove the entire capsule with the implant intact. The procedure prevents substances or fluids from coming into contact with adjacent tissues. If you suffer from a condition known as breast implant illness or the concerns listed below, an en bloc capsulectomy can resolve them.
- Breast pain
- Capsular contracture
- Implant rupture or folding
- Implant shifting
Why Get an En Bloc Capsulectomy in Chicago?
After breast augmentation, women experiencing complications, including breast implant illness, may be ideal candidates for a capsulectomy. You may wish to consider en bloc breast implant removal if you share the following characteristics.
- Do not smoke
- Are in good health
- Have realistic expectations about the surgery
- Have a stable weight
- Are not taking blood thinners, or can stop them before the procedure
Candidates for En Bloc Breast Implant Removal
Consider these reasons to get a capsulectomy en bloc.
Breast Implant Illness
If you suffer from breast plant illness, you may require this surgery to ensure no exposure to the implant substances. En bloc will provide you with complete certainty the problem implant will not open during the operation, and no part of your body will touch to the contents of the implant or capsule.
An en bloc capsulectomy may improve or resolve all symptoms of breast implant illness.
Opening the implant increases the risk of additional leakage into your body if one or both of your implants rupture due to age or trauma. An en bloc capsulectomy reduces or eliminates this risk.
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma linked to breast implants may require an en bloc breast implant procedure to remove cancerous cells from your body.
What Happens During Your Breast Implant Removal Surgery?
During your en bloc procedure, Dr. Dreyfuss will remove the breast implants and their capsules in one piece. This precision technique requires a highly skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon to accomplish the explant surgery properly.
After you are resting under general anesthesia, Dr. Dreyfuss will make an incision in the lower breast crease or a vertical incision to the areola. Next, he’ll remove the implant and capsule, carefully separating them from the adjacent tissues.
For safety’s sake, Dr. Dreyfuss ensures no fluids or materials within the capsule – including the implant or its contents – contact any part of your body.
En Bloc Capsulectomy Recovery
Your recovery after en bloc breast implant removal should be less extensive than your initial augmentation surgery. However, we ask that a responsible adult accompany you to the surgery center and stay with you for at least 24 hours. If your job is primarily sedentary, you can return to work within a week.
Expect some swelling for the first couple of weeks. We’ll fit you with a compression bra to help reduce swelling and inflammation until your breasts completely heal. During recovery, we ask you to sleep on your back and get plenty of rest. Avoid lifting anything heavier than a gallon of milk, and refrain from exercising for several weeks.
As the swelling subsides, your breasts will continue to heal and settle. However, the entire recovery process takes several months, so be patient.
Why Choose Dr. Dreyfuss for En Bloc Breast Implant Removal?
Dr. Dreyfuss delivers the highest standards of surgical skill and medical integrity. In addition, he offers a discreet and stress-free environment, starting with your consultation and continuing throughout your recovery. Dr. Dreyfuss and his staff work together to alleviate your concerns about breast implant illness or other complications. They will be your compassionate partners to help you achieve your health care goals.
Dr. Dreyfuss is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Orland Hills. His patient dedication and superior skill make him a leading surgeon in the Chicago area, with a reputation for excellence and a patient-focused philosophy.
Chicago En Bloc Surgery FAQs
Dr. Dreyfuss has extensive experience with this meticulous operation, allowing him to perform your surgery in 60 to 90 minutes with optimal results.
We’ll take a photo, then send the image of the capsule off for histological assessment at a lab to check for any disease.
Dr. Dreyfuss will advise when and if to start breast massages to decrease scarring.
Based on your aesthetic goals, you can have larger or smaller implants inserted. You may also change your implant material, shape, and texture.