En bloc is a French term that translates to “all together” or “as a whole.” An en bloc capsulectomy refers to a method of breast implant removal that removes the scar tissue capsule and the breast implant all at once, without opening the capsule. The goal is not to have any “spillage” of the implant or surrounding tissue into the breast pocket. This type of implant removal is performed for many reasons. Some include development of implant complications, aesthetics, and/or fear of the long-term safety of the implants.
Theoretically, any woman who wants their breast implants removed are ideal en bloc surgery patients. With that said, en bloc is an invasive surgery and it’s important to perform it only in certain cases:
While recovery plans are depended on the patient, there are a few tips to ensure that you have a smooth recovery process:
Procedure Recovery Location: Outpatient