What is the removal of breast implants
with full capsulectomy (En Bloc)?
Dr. Sean Rice is an industry leader in the removal of breast implants with full capsulectomy (En bloc). A capsulectomy is the surgical removal of scar tissue or capsule that has thickened and hardened around a breast implant over time. The capsule is composed of fibroblast, collagen, and blood vessels.
The removal of breast implants is requested for various reasons by women. The simple exchange may be desired for implant rupture, capsular contracture (scarring around the breast implant), change in size, change of position of the implant (sub-glandular, sub-muscular, or subfascial), or change in the type of implant (saline, silicone, or shaped). Some women also just choose to have their implants removed altogether. The En Bloc breast implant removal procedure is the most complex and sophisticated breast implant removal option.
En Bloc Candidates
Not all patients are candidates for En Bloc capsulectomy. On occasion, the capsule is so dilapidated that it is nearly impossible to remove in one piece. This is especially true for thin capsular tissue adjacent to the ribcage, where cutting deep can lead to a punctured lung cavity or prolonged pain.
En Bloc Procedure
En Bloc means ‘in one piece’ and this well describes how the surgeon goes about removing the implant. Very carefully, the surrounding soft tissue needs to be detached from the capsule, which has formed around the implant. The capsule has to be removed in one piece. If for some reason, this is not possible, any remaining pieces of the capsule have to be found and removed. In some cases, the implant may have ruptured. This is when experience and patience are needed to carefully remove any tissue that has become contaminated. This process can take several hours.
En Bloc Breast Implant Removal is arguably the wisest and the best way to explant breast prosthesis. This procedure involves removal of the implant, all extruded material, and capsule in full as one.
En Bloc vs. Capsulectomy – What’s the difference?
En Bloc can be confused with a Capsulectomy. These terms are sometimes misunderstood as the same procedure. A capsulectomy just removes scar tissue surrounding the implant and does not always involve the removal of the implant. In the advanced En Bloc Implant Removal procedure, the implant remains in the capsule, and the entire unit is removed. Together, removing the scar tissue and implant together reduces the risk of rupture or other potential complications.
Locations this procedure is offered
Commonly Asked Questions
Why would I need an En Bloc Capsulectomy?
There are many reasons why you may want to remove your implants. If it’s something you’ve considered, you can choose to have them removed with an En Bloc Capsulectomy. This procedure has been successfully performed hundreds of times by Dr. Sean Rice of GraceMed North York. This gives women the feeling of the natural softness of their breasts again.
What are the benefits of En Bloc?
An En Bloc Capsulectomy can provide plenty of benefits for you:
- Feeling more comfortable in your own skin (back to your natural self)
- The feeling of natural
- The more appealing natural streamlined look
- Being more comfortable and less stress on your back and the ability to wear more comfortable bras
- Being able to participate in strenuous activities without pain
- Better sleeping positions
- Natural body image, self confidence
Am I a candidate for an En Bloc procedure?
The procedure is available to most women who have implants, are in good overall health and have a desire for change is a candidate for an En Bloc Capsulectomy in North York. There are many reasons why a patient would consider an En Bloc Capsulectomy: pain and discomfort, dissatisfaction with how your breasts look, asymmetry and the shifting of an implant, calcium deposits in the breasts, rupture or deflation of an implant or a breast cancer diagnosis.
What choose GraceMed for your En Bloc procedure?
En Bloc is performed by one of Toronto’s leading plastic Surgeons Dr. Sean Rice. En Bloc Breast Implant Removal is arguably wisest and the best way to explant the breast prosthesis. This procedure involves removal of the implant, all extruded material, and capsule in full as one by one of the leaders of En Bloc explant specialists in Canada.