En Bloc Capsulectomy Implant Illness with Implant Removal San Antonio

If you are looking for an en bloc capsulectomy for implant illness with implant removal in San Antonio, then look no further than Lawton Plastic Surgery. An en bloc capsulectomy is a procedure during which the protective capsule your body naturally forms around your implant and the implant itself is removed in one piece. The capsule is a scar that your body creates around the implant. Since your body doesn’t know if the foreign object (implant) is good or bad, it makes a wall around it to protect the neighboring tissues. To find out more about the en bloc capsulectomy for implant illness with implant removal procedure near San Antonio, contact Lawton Plastic Surgery today.


It is common, especially in older implants, that the actual implant itself is not intact but the capsule still is, and this protective wall helps prevents the silicone from roaming elsewhere into your body. Breast implant removal should be done with complete en bloc capsulectomy for implant illness with implant removal for the best results. It is necessary to remove the capsule in one piece for many reasons. For example, it will prevent the silicone from leaking into the surrounding tissues if the implant is leaking. 

What to Expect

Removing the capsule completely in one piece allows the space where the implant was to heal. Keep in mind the body does not re-absorb the capsule if it is left in, so it will need to be removed. If the capsule was to be left in place, it would not heal and fluid can begin to accumulate in the now empty space where the implant was. Depending on the situation that brings the patient to implant removal will have an effect on the decision-making process, so be sure to discuss any problems you may be experiencing, your goals you want to achieve, and concerns you may have with us at Lawton Plastic Surgery San Antonio. 

Post-Op Care 

Any breast revision surgery requires drains because of the fluid your body naturally creates when you operate on the capsule. You will also need to sleep with several pillows underneath you to elevate your body and prevent fluid build-up. Medical drains also play a critical part in lowering the risk of fluid build-up and are absolutely essential to drain excess fluids. These drains consist of small tubing alongside the incisions with an exit under each arm. At the end of each tube is a bulb that collects the excess fluids which will need to be drained a few times a day by the patient or an assistant. After the procedure, we see a very high percentage of patients with improvement in their symptoms. Learn more today at Lawton Plastic Surgery in San Antonio, Texas.

We highly recommend our patients take one week off of work to help the recovery process after the procedure. Do not wear a bra one full month after the surgery and after one week, we will remove the stitches and drains and you may return to work, still avoiding strenuous activity. At this point, the patient can begin to wear soft cup bras with no underwire and can start low impact cardio. After two months have passed, it is safe to sleep on your belly or side, wear an underwire bra, and engage in more strenuous physical activity. Learn more about en bloc capsulectomy for implant illness with implant removal in San Antonio, TX at your friendly Lawton Plastic Surgery San Antonio today!

If you are in need of an en bloc capsulectomy for implant illness with implant removal procedure near San Antonio, then contact Lawton Plastic Surgery today to learn more. Lawton Plastic Surgery boasts a board-certified plastic surgeon and cosmetic surgery specialist with 20 years of experience that can give you the results you are looking for. Call us at San Antonio Office Phone Number 210-496-2639 to see if this procedure is right for you. 

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