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Choosing The Best Plastic Surgeon to Remove Your Breast Implants

Choosing The Best Plastic Surgeon to Remove Your Breast ImplantsOne of the most important decisions is to choose the right surgeon for your breast implant removal plastic surgery because this is a more complicated surgery than placing implants. 

If you have previously had an unhappy experience with your breast implants, it is essential that you choose a surgeon who can take out your implants with skill. The surgeon should be able to reduce leakage of silicone or handle any other problems that may arise during the surgery. 

You should begin by locating a surgeon who recognizes that breast implants can cause significant health problems, because those surgeons will be more careful when taking out your implants. It is also vital that your plastic surgeon should be a certified member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. 

Any doctor might call themselves a cosmetic surgeon, but only board certified surgeons will have the necessary skill and training to perform complex procedures such as breast implant removal. The website of the American Board of Plastic Surgery has a list of all board certified surgeons in the US.

Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides breast implant removal to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and surrounding locations.


En Bloc Removal

The surgeon performing your explant surgery should ideally have adequate experience in en bloc removal procedures. En bloc removal refers to the surgery where the surgeon takes out both the implant and the scar tissue (or capsule) all at once, with the implant still inside the undamaged scar tissue capsule. This is particularly significant if your implants are very old, damaged or filled with silicone gel. 

This surgical procedure makes sure that the silicone and other chemicals stay within the intact scar tissue capsule while it is being removed. En bloc removal stops the leakage of silicone bacteria and other chemicals into the patient’s body. This procedure will require a bigger incision (which usually means a slightly larger scar), but it is worth it because it prevents seepage that can lead to health problems. 

Bear in mind that this plastic surgery cannot be undertaken in all circumstances, and your surgeon will not come to know if the en bloc technique can be performed until you are already in surgery. For instance, en bloc removal may not be possible if your scar tissue capsule is extremely thin or found attached closely to the chest wall. 


Total Capsulectomy

En bloc removal is also sometimes referred to as a total capsulectomy, but they are not exactly identical. A total capsulectomy is not always performed using the specific en bloc technique. 

A total capsulectomy is the removal of the breast implants and all the scar tissue or capsule that forms around a breast implant. However, during a total capsulectomy, the implant is not necessarily removed while still inside the intact scar capsule (which is the en bloc method).


The Final Decision

Once you have chosen an experienced plastic surgeon with the ABPS certification, make a list of all the questions that you need to ask your surgeon. You may ask about how many en bloc or total capsulectomy surgeries they have performed in the past. Check with them if you can speak to one of the surgeon’s patients who has previously undergone had en bloc breast removal procedure. 

You may also request for breast implant removal before and after pictures of the cosmetic surgeon’s earlier patients. Please remember it’s pivotal that you and your surgeon are on the same page, and the surgeon clearly understands your expectations and needs for this surgery.

Plastic surgeons at MBody receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and nearby areas for breast implant removal.  

For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit

Serving Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Fairfax, Loudoun County, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Fredricksburg, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Maryland Richmond, VA and surrounding communities.

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