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En Bloc Breast Implant Removal

EN BLOC – is the gold standard for explant. En Bloc Breast Implant Removal is arguably the wisest and the best way to explant a breast prosthesis. This procedure involves removal of the implant, all extruded material, and capsule in full as one. This procedure is performed by Dr. Sean Rice, one of the leading Plastic Surgeons in Canada doing En Bloc explants.

Breast En Bloc Explant – Implant Removal
GraceMed | En Bloc | North York | Toronto
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GraceMed | En Bloc | North York | Toronto

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. Women make the decision to have their breast implants removed for a number of reasons including capsular contracture, calcium buildup, infection, rupture, personal health concerns, discomfort.  Dr. Rice will discuss the procedure, expectations, and recommend a plan for your implant removal.

Some women choose to have their implants removed altogether. The En Bloc breast implant removal procedure is the most complex and sophisticated breast implant removal option.

Dr. Sean Rice – What is an En Bloc Breast Removal 

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 implant. This procedure involves the 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.

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Dr. Sean Rice has been featured on the Doctors of Distinction website via personal recommendations provided by women who have successfully explanted. Ensure you are getting a proper En-Bloc/Total Capsulectomy explant by the best. 

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Locations this procedure is offered

North York – Rice Cosmetic Surgery

1333 Sheppard Ave E,
North York, ON M2J 1V1
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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.

What is Breast Implant Illness? (BII)

Breast implant illness (BII) is a term that some women and doctors use to refer to a wide range of symptoms that can develop after undergoing reconstruction or cosmetic augmentation with breast implants. It is also sometimes referred to as autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA). BII can occur with any type of breast implant, including silicone gel-filled, saline-filled, smooth surface, textured surface, round, or teardrop-shaped.

BII impacts each individual in a unique way. Symptoms can include:

  • joint and muscle pain
  • chronic fatigue
  • memory and concentration problems
  • breathing problems
  • sleep disturbance
  • rashes and skin problems
  • dry mouth and dry eyes
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • headaches
  • hair loss
  • gastrointestinal problems

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