Removal of Breast Implants – En Bloc Dissection

Breast Implant Explantation & Concerns


Dr Fedric Barr has 34 years as a board-certified plastic surgeon. He has performed a great number of successful breast enlargement procedures. Of his patients who did request implant removal or exchange, the reasons were primarily, implant rupture, significant scar capsule removal or patients changing cosmetic desire.

 

Every woman’s experience with breast implants is unique to them and the best way to gain knowledge and ask personal questions would be to schedule a consultation with Dr. Barr. There is no charge for this.

Call for FREE Consultation with Dr Barr – (561) 833-4122

 

In some cases, patients requested removal of their implants because the implants were thought to be making them ill. Thyroid hormone, allergy, or autoimmune issues have been reported. Symptoms include, but are not limited to, fatigue, low energy, brain fog, memory loss, headaches, joint and muscle pain, hair loss, repeated infections, swollen lymph nodes and glands, rashes, gastrointestinal upset, weight loss, insomnia, anxiety and depression.

 

Find A Doctor That Will Listen


“My advice to anyone is if there is any issue at all with your breasts, go see your physician, and if you don’t get the information that you are thinking should be appropriate, then go find somebody else. You need to be listened to and heard and evaluated,” says Barr.


WPBF Script from video story:

Doctors say they are seeing an increase in women asking to have their breast implants removed. This comes one month after the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning about a rare and deadly cancer linked to implants.

Cindy Tyler chokes back tears, thinking about how drastically her life has changed after getting her breast implants removed five days ago. For years, Tyler suffered from joint pain, night sweats, rashes, fatigue, even memory loss.

“For the life of me, I could not remember when my own son was born. That was so frightening,” says Tyler.

She got the implants in 2004. After about a year, she noticed they started to harden. A few years later, she started experiencing the other symptoms.

“At first, I felt crazy because I didn’t know what it was. I thought it was a hormonal thing like most women do. I got my thyroid checked, and all my tests came back normal,” says Tyler.

She started searching online and found other women were feeling the same things. That is when she went to Dr. Fredric Barr at Palm Beach Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery.

“The implant itself had ruptured a lot inside. Thankfully, it was all contained in the scar tissue capsule. Then we take it all out and wash out the area,” says Dr. Fredric Barr.

The FDA has even linked breast implants to a rare and deadly cancer. Thankfully, it never got to that point for Tyler. 

 

Every woman’s experience with breast implants is unique to them and the best way to gain knowledge and ask personal questions would be to schedule a consultation with Dr. Barr. There is no charge for this.

Call for FREE Consultation with Dr Barr – (561) 833-4122

 

En Bloc Dissection


The terminology used when talking about breast implants and scar tissue can be quite confusing:

  • Implant – Refers to the breast implant itself – can be saline or silicone.
  • Capsulectomy: The capsule around the implant is removed. This procedure is usually done when the capsule feels hard or when an implant is being permanently removed.
  • En Bloc Removal: In this procedure, both the capsule and implant are removed in one piece, with the implant remaining contained within the capsule.

 

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The Choice Is Yours


It is important to remember the choice to get implants and to remove them is ultimately the patients. Regardless of future definitive scientific silicone implant adverse associations, it is abundantly clear some women genuinely feel their bodies are being adversely affected by their implants and deserve to have their concerns acknowledged.  For this subset of patients, Dr. Barr has advocated for the removal of their implants and surrounding scar tissue in hopes of freeing these women from the adverse reactions they believe their bodies are suffering. Cosmetic options after implant removal are either no further treatment or mastopexy – a procedure where breast tissue is reshaped to give a pleasant cosmetic breast appearance.

 

Talk to Your Surgeon


Today people are often influenced by the trends and information that is seen on social media. In truth, much of the information being circulated is based on personal opinions and not backed by scientific research. Although we all have a right to form our own opinions, it is a surgeon’s job to listen to a patient’s preferences and wishes and educate them regarding their options. It is also every surgeon’s responsibility to inform patients about possible complications based on the most up-to-date scientific evidence and do the best job possible to avoid any such complications. Every person heals and potentially reacts differently to surgery, and it is impossible to “ guarantee” the avoidance of every possible predictable or unpredictable complication. Patients need to weigh the benefits as well as the potential risks of breast implants and make their own choices. In turn, surgeons should listen carefully to their patients and help guide them with these most personal options.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been regulating the use of silicone breast implants since 1976. The FDA lifted their previous 14-year ban on silicone gel-filled implants approving the newly created more cohesive gel implants in 2006.


 


Every woman’s experience with breast implants is unique to them and the best way to gain knowledge and ask personal questions would be to schedule a consultation with Dr. Barr. There is no charge for this.

Call for FREE Consultation with Dr Barr – (561) 833-4122

 

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