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En Bloc Implant Removal in Fairfield County, CT

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Expert En Bloc Implant Removal & SSBI Care

Breast implants can enhance appearance, but complications can arise. Understanding your options for capsulectomy and surrounding scar tissue removal is crucial if you're considering removal. This decision can impact your recovery and long-term outcomes. Explore the latest advancements and considerations for a personalized approach to implant removal.

En Bloc Implant Removal at The Aesthetic Center

Many women experience the transformative effects of breast implants. However, complications like capsular contracture can arise over time. The Aesthetic Center offers En Bloc Implant Removal, a minimally invasive surgical solution performed by Dr. David Passaretti, a board-certified plastic surgeon and key opinion leader on breast implant removal. For sensitive procedures like En Bloc Implant Removal, surgeons with Dr. Passaretti’s level of experience are rare. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Passaretti today to learn more about your options.

What is En Bloc Implant Removal?

En Bloc Implant Removal is a specialized technique that removes both the breast implant and the surrounding scar capsule in one piece. This minimizes the risk of implant rupture and dispersing implant contents within the breast tissue. The term "en bloc" originates from cancer surgery and describes a technique where a tumor is removed along with a margin of healthy tissue surrounding it. This ensures complete removal of the cancerous cells and minimizes the risk of recurrence. It's important to note that recent advancements and research have led to a more nuanced approach to implant removal. The term "en bloc" is not often used for procedures involving breast implant capsulectomy (removal of the scar tissue capsule around the implant) in the absence of cancer.

Understanding BII and SSBI

In the past, the term "Breast Implant Illness" (BII) was used to describe a variety of symptoms some women experience after breast augmentation. While these symptoms can be debilitating, current research hasn't established a direct causal link between implants and BII. There is, however, a potential association between the two. A more accurate term to describe these symptoms is "Systemic Symptoms Associated with Breast Implants (SSBI)." This terminology reflects the current understanding that other factors besides implants may contribute to these symptoms.

When is En Bloc Implant Removal necessary?

If you're experiencing symptoms potentially related to implants, a thorough medical evaluation is crucial. This evaluation helps rule out other underlying causes and ensures the most appropriate course of treatment.

Following your evaluation, Dr. Passaretti will discuss all implant removal options with you, including:

  • Implant Removal with Capsulectomy may involve removing some or all of the capsule surrounding the implant.
  • Implant Removal Without Capsulectomy: Studies suggest some women experience symptom improvement with implant removal alone, even if part of the capsule remains.

En Bloc Implant Removal Candidates

En Bloc Implant Removal is a viable option for women who have had breast augmentation surgery and are now experiencing certain issues. It is specifically recommended for those who feel pain, discomfort, or distortion in their breast shape due to capsular contracture. It may also be a suitable option for women with ruptured implants, depending on the severity of the rupture. For some women, En Bloc Implant Removal may be a personal preference driven by health concerns or aesthetic reasons. Overall, the procedure can provide a safe and effective way to address these issues, thus restoring confidence and comfort to those who have undergone breast augmentation. There also could be less invasive ways to alleviate your symptoms, which Dr. Passaretti will discuss with you during your consultation.

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Implant Removal Benefits

  • Experienced Surgeon: Dr. Passaretti is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in implant surgery. He prioritizes patient safety and achieving optimal outcomes.
  • Minimally Invasive Techniques: Whenever possible, Dr. Passaretti utilizes minimally invasive approaches to minimize scarring and discomfort during recovery.
  • Personalized Care: We understand every patient's situation is unique. You'll receive a customized treatment plan tailored to your needs and goals.
  • Compassionate Support: Our team is dedicated to providing compassionate care and support throughout your journey.

Consultation and Preparation

During your consultation with Dr. Passaretti, he will discuss your medical history, symptoms, and desired outcomes. A thorough examination and potential imaging studies will be conducted to evaluate your candidacy for breast implant removal.

In preparation for the surgery, you will receive instructions regarding medications to avoid, fasting guidelines, and specific arrangements for the procedure.

En Bloc Breast Implant Removal Procedure

En Bloc Breast Implant Removal is typically performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Passaretti will make a strategic incision, carefully dissect the capsule from surrounding tissues, and remove both the implant and capsule as a single unit. The incision will then be closed with sutures or surgical glue.

Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

You should expect to experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort after undergoing En Bloc Breast Implant Removal. To ease these side effects, Dr. Passaretti will prescribe pain medication as part of your recovery plan. Recovery time may vary, but it typically takes several weeks. In most cases, patients can resume their normal activities within a month.

Dr. Passaretti will provide you with specific aftercare instructions to ensure a smooth recovery. These may include wearing a compression garment to reduce swelling, maintaining proper wound care to prevent infection, and attending follow-up appointments to monitor your healing progress. It is essential to follow these instructions carefully to ensure a successful recovery.

Why choose The Aesthetic Center?

Dr. David Passaretti is a highly specialized plastic surgeon who focuses on the En Bloc Breast Implant Removal technique, which reduces scarring and minimizes recovery time. His fellowship training and the practice's compassionate care ensure patient comfort while delivering exceptional results. The Aesthetic Center’s state-of-the-art facility features a private surgical suite that guarantees privacy and safety.

Schedule Your Fairfield County En Bloc Breast Implant Removal Consultation at The Aesthetic Center Today

If you're considering implant removal in Fairfield County, CT, contact The Aesthetic Center today to schedule a consultation with Dr. David Passaretti. During your consultation, you'll have the opportunity to discuss your concerns, ask questions, and explore your best course of action.

En Bloc Implant Removal Frequently Asked Questions

While En Bloc Removal was once a more widely offered procedure, it's not routinely recommended for standard implant removal due to the evolving understanding of BII/SSBI and the term's association with cancer surgery.

Implant removal surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia so that you won't feel pain during the procedure. You can expect some post-operative discomfort, which can be managed with medication.

As with any surgery, implant removal carries some potential risks, such as bleeding, infection, and changes in nipple sensation. Dr. Passaretti will discuss these risks and the best ways to avoid them in detail during your consultation.

Recovery from implant removal surgery generally takes several weeks, with most patients returning to normal activities within a month.

The cost of implant removal surgery can vary depending on various factors, including the complexity of the procedure, facility fees, and anesthesia costs. We encourage you to schedule a consultation to receive a personalized quote.

If you are considering plastic surgery in Fairfield County or anywhere in Connecticut, contact us to schedule a one-on-one consultation with one of our expert plastic surgeons.

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