What is Breast Implant Removal With En Bloc?
Women who have undergone breast augmentation in the past may desire to have them removed for a variety of reasons. These may include pain, capsular contracture (tightness of the breast), breast implant illness,or simply a desire to be smaller in size., At our Miami Beach, FL facility, Dr. Gary Rosenbaum meets with women who seek to remove their breast implants often incorporating an en bloc technique. This innovative surgical technique works by removing the implant and the capsule or scar tissue that has formed around the implant. By not exposing the implant and carefully removing it with the surrounding scar tissue, it can help to avoid any contamination or spillage that some physicians feel possibly contributes to breast implant illness. The incorporation of the scar tissue removal through the en block technique helps to ensure that no fluids or additional material contaminate the body after removal. This entire approach is based on a eye for an aesthetically pleasing cosmetic result and the conclusion of the procedure.
In some cases, a breast lift might be needed after implant removal based upon the size, location, and type of implants a woman has as well as how much your skin was stretched. A breast lift can typically help to eliminate excess or sagging skin that can remain after implant removal. Combining extensive experience in breast reconstruction and the revision of unsatisfactory outcomes women have experienced in cosmetic surgery, Dr. Rosenbaum is able to apply this knowledge to help provide a better result. If you desire to go back to your original breast size, implant removal surgery and a breast lift may create beautiful results to restore the natural look of your breasts.
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"The first time I met the doctor was on the recommendation of my GP who suggested to visit Dr. Gary Rosembaum because I needed to have my breast implants changed; on that first occasion I had the prosthesis replaced, the surgery was a total success and recovery very fast!On the following visits, I told the doctor that I wanted to have my eyelids lifted, he told me that this type of surgery is very simple, that it is done in his office that it takes only 40 minutes with a speedy recovery. From that moment I didn’t hesitate for a moment to do the surgery and I cannot be happier!3 months have passed since the blepharoplasty as of today I don't have any scars and the eyes are more open.Thank you Doctor Rosembaum and thanks to your assistant Yoly since you really make me feel super comfortable and safe.I truly recommend Dr Gary Rosembaum for all your plastic surgery needs."- R. / Healthgrades / May 28, 2020
"I don't normally write reviews, but felt compelled to recommend Dr. Rosenbaum after a flawless breast reduction experience. He and his staff (esp. Yoly) surpassed my expectations in every possible way. I was extremely nervous about the surgery, but was in good hands as Dr. Rosenbaum is detail-oriented and focused on successful, realistic outcomes. Guess what? It shows in his work. One of Miami's top surgeons for post-mastectomy breast reconstruction, he's highly experienced in all aspects/challenges of breast surgery. Dr. Rosenbaum also answered my (many!) questions both before and after surgery with kindness, patience, and substantial good humor. The end result: I had a breast reduction with zero complications, healed wonderfully, and for the first time in my life, feel comfortable in my own body. Not to mention the relief from constant upper body and neck pain. After surgery, I asked myself why I had waited so long for this gift to myself. This has truly been a life changing experience. Thank You Dr. Rosenbaum!"- C. / Google / Jan 31, 2020
"I came to Dr. Rosenbaum after a procedure I had done somewhere else went terribly wrong. After we had a consultation he and and I decided my only chance to correct the problem was a full tummy tuck. I was horrified! I would never have done anything invasive because I am so fearful but unfortunately it was the only choice. He was INCREDIBLE! He constantly reassured me as we got closer to the surgery and made me feel calm. He was very confident about the procedure all the time. Nora, his office manager was equally helpful and took care of every aspect of preparation leading up to the surgery and after. She always took my calls and post surgery she reassured me through my first few days home. Dr. Rosenbaum did an amazing job fixing the original problem. I get compliments all the time on what a clean scar I have from others who have had the same procedure elsewhere. I am 4 months out now and getting better each day. He is a perfectionist at his work and I do HIGHLY recommend him to anyone"- D. / Healthgrades / Feb 21, 2022
"Super attentive doctor! Explained every part of the surgery and recovery time. Amazing results as promised. The staff is super friendly and office is super clean. Would recommend to anyone! "- A. / Healthgrades / Aug 24, 2021
Implant removal surgery with en bloc can be used to fix an array of issues an individual may experience after a breast augmentation, including scar tissue (capsular contracture), implant malfunction, and dissatisfaction with the breast size. En bloc is a very precise and advanced technique that may be preferred in order to reduce the risk of breast implant illness. Some women may already be experiencing symptoms of breast implant illness, possibly making them good candidates for an en bloc procedure whereby surrounding scar tissue is removed along with the implants. A few of the most commonly known symptoms of breast implant illness include:
- Muscle/joint pain
- Extreme chronic fatigue
- Issues with concentration and memory
- Issues with breathing
- Irregular sleeping patterns
- Skin problems, including dry skin and rashes
- Loss of hair
- Stomach and digestive problems
No matter the reason, following breast augmentation, implant removal with en bloc technique, and a breast lift -when needed- can reestablish a natural, desired aesthetic appearance. Prior to your surgery, Dr. Rosenbaum will talk with you about your desired look for your breasts, as well as how to achieve it.
En Bloc Surgical Technique
Commonly the en bloc technique utilizes an inframammary incision pattern that runs horizontally underneath a small length of the natural fold of the breast, allowing it to be easily hidden. If this incision was created in a previous breast augmentation, Dr. Rosenbaum will follow the existing scar. The implants will be taken out and scar tissue/capsule will also need to be removed. Scar tissue is common after implant based breast augmentation and may need to be removed with the en bloc technique if it is affecting the shape of the breast, causing pain, or has led to breast implant illness. After the implants and surrounding scar tissue have been excised, Dr. Rosenbaum may perform a breast lift, fat transfer, or both, depending on what was discussed during your appointment. There are also several alternatives to restore volume after implant removal to enhance the shape of the breast.
What to Expect
The recovery period will vary for each patient, depending upon whether other techniques are employed following the implant removal. After the process, Dr. Rosenbaum will provide post-procedure instructions and may suggest treatments to help reduce scarring. For the first few weeks, patients will experience swelling and possibly some bruising. Patients should limit strenuous upper body exercise until otherwise permitted. However, patients are invited to walk and gradually progress to jogging is they chose, so as to obtain a cardio workout. Optimal results can normally be observed about 3– 6 months following the procedure. We pride ourselves on frequent patient follow ups and communication with our desire to seek the optimum healing outcome.
Plan Your Procedure
Restore Your Natural Look
Numerous situations can make you unhappy with your existing breast implants, including the risk or current symptoms of breast implant illness. Utilizing the advanced en bloc technique, Dr. Gary Rosenbaum can help provide an effective removal procedure. To learn more, contact our Miami Beach, FL office today.