This technique for implant removal is superior, as it better protects against the risk of damaging an implant and leaking silicone gel into the surrounding tissue.

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Breast Implant Illness

After undergoing breast augmentation surgery, a woman may experience “breast implant illness,” a general term for a range of symptoms that may include the following:

  • Rash
  • Fatigue
  • Joint pain
  • Mental confusion
  • Hair loss
  • Dry eyes
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Ongoing flu-like symptoms

For women experiencing the symptoms of breast implant illness, implant removal surgery can restore your health and bring relief and peace of mind.

What is En Bloc Capsulectomy?

Dr. Joshua Lampert, our board-certified plastic surgeon with a practice in Miami, performs en bloc capsulectomy, also known as explant surgery, by removing the breast implant and scar tissue, leaving the implant intact. In cases of “silent rupture,” when a silicone implant is damaged and leaking, the gel within the implant is kept within the scar capsule. By removing the capsule intact, any leaked silicone gel is prevented from entering the surrounding tissue. Another benefit of this approach to breast explant surgery is that it typically requires a smaller incision, through which the “ball” of scar tissue is extracted.

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Dr. Lampert explaining the breast surgery

What is Dr. Lampert’s Approach?

Dr. Lampert is known for his patient-centric approach, which places the client's health, safety, and well-being as top priorities.

Dr. Lampert makes himself available and delivers care with the same high standards and delicacy as he would treat any loved one or family member. 

With intrepid skill, consummate artistry, and years of expertise, Dr. Lampert has established himself as among the top choices for stunning, natural-looking results in the Miami area. During the consultation process, he listens carefully to each patient’s desires and goals, crafting a treatment plan that celebrates their assets while minimizing flaws. 

Dr. Lampert seeks to educate and inform his patients, empowering them to take the next step in their aesthetic transformation journey. He never rushes clients and never upsells them. Integrity, transparency, and trust are the cornerstones of Dr. Lampert’s practice in Miami.

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Breast Lift with En Bloc Capsulectomy

As the skin and tissue will have increased to accommodate the implants, most women choose to undergo a breast lift with the en bloc capsulectomy to reshape the breasts, remove excess skin, and create a lovely breast mound.

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Surgical Excellence – Dr. Joshua Lampert

Performing an explant requires high-level surgical skills, as the scar capsule must be carefully and delicately separated from the surrounding tissue. Choosing the right plastic surgeon is important in ensuring the safe removal of the implant. Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Joshua Lampert employs the most advanced surgical techniques to remove breast implants safely and cleanly.

Alternatives to En Bloc Capsulectomy

While en bloc capsulectomy is considered the superior method for implant removal, in some cases, this approach is not appropriate. Each patient is unique in how the scar tissue has formed. You can be confident that the most stringent health and safety protocols will be employed in your procedure, whether the en bloc capsulectomy or other approach is required.

En Bloc Versus Intact Capsulectomy

En Bloc Versus Intact Capsulectomy

En Bloc Capsulectomy Procedure – What Should I Expect?

After surgery, you are free to return home to rest under the care of a friend or family member. You will need assistance in the early stages of healing. Any discomfort related to implant removal is managed with prescription pain medication. The full recovery from your surgery will require several months, but many patients who have undergone an en bloc capsulectomy notice almost immediate relief from the symptoms of breast implant illness, with an improved quality of life and restored energy.

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FDA Statement Confirming Health Reactions to Implanted Medical Devices

Recently, the FDA issued a statement about implanted medical devices, acknowledging that these devices (which include breast implants) may lead to inflammatory reactions and tissue changes for some patients, as well as pain and other symptoms.

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Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL)

A rare cancer of the immune system, ALCL, has been linked to breast implants, specifically implants with a textured shell. The removal of the implant with an en bloc capsulectomy, in most cases, rids the body of the disease and has a safe and healthy recovery. If you have textured implants and concerns about developing ALCL, your implants can be removed with this advanced surgical procedure with the help of Dr. Lampert.

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If you are struggling with unexplained symptoms and believe they are related to your breast implants, schedule a private consultation with Dr. Lampert today. Dr. Lampert is committed to protecting your health and quality of life. Board-certified and up-to-date on the latest techniques, Dr. Lampert is here to ensure safe removal of your implants with this advanced surgical technique. During your consultation, Dr. Lampert will provide you with detailed information about en bloc capsulectomy, and how to best prepare for and recover from your surgery.

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Examples of En Bloc Capsulectomy RemovalBy Dr. Joshua Lampert

Two capsulized breast implants

2 broken breast implants

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