At A Glance
Daycase / Overnight
Type of Anaesthetic
Bra / Garment to be worn for
Return to Work (depending on job)
Return to Gym
2 weeks (lower body) 6 weeks (upper body)
En bloc capsulectomy is a surgical procedure routinely performed by Maisam Fazel to remove the entire capsule that surrounds an implant.
2 weeks (lower body) 6 weeks (upper body)
There are many reasons why a woman chooses to have an en bloc capsulectomy. Normally, the body reacts to a breast implant by forming a thin film around it. Sometimes, this film can turn into thick uncomfortable scar tissue (called a capsule). This can contract changing the feel and shape of the implant.
Rarely some women experience ‘Breast Implant Illness’, where they suffer a wide range of autoimmune-like symptoms that may resolve once the implants are removed. Although to date no link has been identified between breast implants and ‘Breast Implant Illness’, Maisam Fazel recognises the distress this can cause and is highly experienced in removing implants with an en bloc capsulectomy for such patients.
In summary, an en bloc capsulectomy can address the following:
Maisam Fazel is a highly experienced specialist in this area and routinely performs en bloc capsulectomies. His skill and experience enable him to perform this procedure in 60 to 90 minutes delivering an optimal aesthetic outcome.
During the procedure Maisam Fazel carefully removes the entire capsule (scar tissue) surrounding an implant. The capsule is photographed and sent for analysis to a lab to check for disease if required.
If the patient desires, an implant may be replaced in the same operation or fat may be placed around the breast instead to restore some volume.
En bloc capsulectomy means carefully removing both the implant and its capsule as a whole. This minimises the possibility of rupturing the implant or damaging the capsule. Although this can be technically demanding, it is the ideal way of removing a breast implant capsule.
Maisam Fazel performs this highly technical operation very frequently and as a result, his skill and experience enable him to perform this procedure in 60 to 90 minutes with an optimal aesthetic outcome.
A photograph is taken of the capsule and it is then sent off for histological analysis at a laboratory to check for any disease.
This is very much a personal decision. Once the implant and capsule have been removed, it is perfectly safe to replace the breast implants. If one does not want to to have implants replaced, Maisam Fazel can offer a breast lift or skin tightening to improve the appearance of the breasts. Fat transfer to the breast can also be performed to restore some of the lost volume.
This procedure is usually performed under a general anaesthetic as daycase. Typically, patients return to work and resume normal activities after a week, with a full return to normal activities occurring over a four to six week period.
It is very unusual for Maisam Fazel to use drains during an en bloc capsulectomy. He uses a technique to place internal stitches which reduces fluid build up and thus avoids the use of drains.
We would be happy to arrange a video or face to face consultation with Maisam Fazel to help you explore the range of procedures and treatments to help meet your needsBook Now
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Mr Fazel is quite simply a genius. I am a week post op from a breast enlargement and I could not be happier. I have had consultations with other surgeons over the years but left feeling like I couldn't proceed. Mr Fazel was completely different. He is great listener and as a result my expectations from the surgery have been totally exceeded. He took time to find out about me and my requirements and explained the options carefully to me.
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I went to see 2 other well known surgeons from well known practices before seeing Mr. Fazel and as soon as I met him I knew he was the right surgeon for me. I felt comfortable, I felt like he understood exactly what I wanted and listened to everything I had to say from my lifestyle, my health, to my aesthetic goal. I found with other surgeons they didn't really listen to me in the same way at all.
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