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Case Number 5622: En Bloc removal of Breast Implants

This 56 year old nurse from El Cajon, California had been thinking about breast implant removal for over 2 years.  She had the breast augmentation surgery many years ago (performed by another surgeon) and was now ready to have the breast implants removed.

breast revision surgery

After meeting with surgeons, she met with Dr. Pousti and found his expertise regarding revision breast surgery and bed side manner to be excellent and so she proceeded with surgery.  For patients with thickened capsules, ruptured silicone gel breast implants or concerns about “medical conditions”, En Bloc removal of breast implants is a good procedure.

En Bloc Breast Implant Removal

Prior to surgery, markings and measurements were performed.

En Bloc

Below photo shows the En Bloc Removal – En bloc breast implant removal involves removal of the breast implant TOGETHER with the surrounding breast implant capsule in such a fashion that the “contents” of the intra capsular space are not exposed; In other words, the breast implant and surrounding capsule are removed as one “piece”.

En Bloc Removal of Breast Implants

In the operating room, the silicone gel breast implants were removed  (see below)

ruptured silicone gel breast implants

Below shows the patient immediately after breast implant removal.

breast implant removal

enblock removal


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Implant Removal

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La Mesa, California 91942
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Dr. Tom Pousti is a San Diego and La Jolla Plastic Surgery specialist. He has provided plastic surgery treatments to many San Diego and La Jolla facelift, tummy tuck, liposuction, breast augmentation, and rhinoplasty patients. His office is located in San Diego, and also serves the La Jolla, Riverside, Inland Empire and Temecula areas. Disclaimer

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