En Bloc Capsulectomy

Before & Afters

En Bloc Capsulectomy Beverly Hills

Total Capsulectomy or Capsulotomy

If you are tired of your breast implants for whatever reason, you can choose to have them removed with an En Bloc Capsulectomy. This procedure has been successfully performed many times and has given women the feeling of the natural softness of their breasts again.

What is an En Bloc Capsulectomy?

En Bloc Capsulectomy is a surgical procedure that removes a breast implant and part, or all, of the breast implant capsule after complications from previous surgery, or simply desired to have it extracted from the body.

The En Bloc Capsulectomy procedure withdraws the implant and the capsule at the same time allowing the breast tissue and muscles to settle back to their original position for a more natural appearance.

What is the Procedure?

En Bloc Capsulectomy can be referred to as a Total Capsulectomy but they are actually different procedures. All of the procedures remove the breast implant and part, or all, of the capsule that surrounds it.

Types of Capsulectomy

After the surgery, there can be sagging issues to deal with because the skin has been stretched in accommodating the implant. The patient has several choices: get new implants, a breast lift to remove excess skin and reposition the nipple and areola for a bouncier appearance, or fat grafting to replace the volume in the breast.

For cases where there is a suspicion, evidence or a belief that the implants are causing symptoms, we are a proponent and specialist at performing En-Bloc Capsulectomy. I do many of these cases because I am one of the go-to experts in the country at this procedure. In that operation, I remove the capsule around the implant and the implant together, in a single unit. I leave the breast tissue and chest muscles alone. This ensures a more complete removal of all tissue and material relating to breast implants and provides a “fresh start”. Many of my patients opt for a breast lift at the same time.Dr. Ordon

What are the Non-Surgical Options?

One non-invasive and non-surgical procedure to treat capsulectomy is ultrasound, which softens the scar tissue through the use of soundwaves to increase blood supply to the area.

En Bloc Capsulectomy FAQs

Am I Candidate for an En Bloc Capsulectomy?

Any woman in good overall health and with a desire to change her breast implants is a candidate for an En Bloc Capsulectomy in Beverly Hills. There are many reasons why a woman can consider an En Bloc Capsulectomy surgery: dissatisfaction with the appearance of her breasts, asymmetry and the shifting of an implant, complications from having scar tissue around an implant, calcium deposits in the breasts, rupture or deflation of an implant or a breast cancer diagnosis.

What are the Benefits?

A Los Angeles En Bloc Capsulectomy can provide plenty of benefits for you:

  • Being more comfortable in your own skin
  • Feeling the natural softness of your breasts
  • More streamline form and silhouette
  • Being able to wear more comfortable bras
  • The ability to participate in strenuous activities without discomfort
  • Ability to sleep in a prone position
  • Renewed and better image of your body

Is it Safe? What are the Risks?

With Dr. Ordon’s and Dr. Chopra’s experience, an En Bloc Capsulectomy in Beverly Hills is a safe procedure. The capsule is usually removed because leaving it in place can cause illness and complications in the body, and lessen the ability for the body to heal.

Will there be a Scar?

Any major surgery leave a bit of scarring but the scar will fade over time into thin lines.

How do I Prepare for Surgery?

A couple of weeks prior to your En Bloc Capsulectomy in Beverly Hills, you should stop smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol, both of which increases the possibility of bruising and swelling. All medications and supplements should be stopped two weeks before surgery. On the day of your surgery, make sure you have someone who can drive you home.

How is the Recovery?

Your breasts will be wrapped in a compression garment, bandage and post-surgical bra following your surgery. Drains will be removed about a week after your procedure. It is normal for your chest and breasts to be swollen and feel sore for a few weeks. You will feel some discomfort after your surgery. Pain medications for relief may be prescribed to you. Swelling goes down over the first month.

It will be best to avoid strenuous physical activities, especially in the upper body, for at least three weeks to allow for the swelling to go down. Avoid any activity that increases blood pressure and limit the use of your chest and arms for two to six weeks. Make sure to report any bleeding, infection or redness of the breast to your doctor.

What is the Cost?

The cost of a Los Angeles plastic surgery procedure varies with each practice and its particular location. Each surgery has different individual requirements. Your doctor will examine your unique physical attributes and find the best option for you. Check that you choose a board-certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills who will understand your specific needs and the changes you want.

You can check into the CareCredit program, an affordable healthcare financing program often used exclusively for healthcare-related expenses. With few cosmetic surgery procedures covered by insurance and high interest rates on credit cards, CareCredit is an alternative line of credit that offers no interest if you pay the full payments.

Textured Breast Implant Recall

At Ordon & Chopra patient health and safety is always our top priority. As you may be aware, a recall was recently issued for specific implants and we would like to take this moment to impart some facts and hopefully provide some peace of mind regarding this subject.

The first thing to know is that this recall is applicable only to a limited number of textured implant products. Ninety five percent of implants sold in the US are smooth and completely unaffected. The most common applications for textured implants include, an above average physically active lifestyle, a sloping rib bone structure and/or reconstructive breast procedures.

Even rarer among this small subset of textured implant recipients is the instance of associated ailment. The main infirmity reported in connection with these implants is BIA-ALCL, the remission rate for which is close to 90%. While we in no way wish to trivialize this matter we do want to convey the facts and hopefully assuage any panic. If you have any symptoms or concerns at all please do not hesitate to contact our office and we will be happy to assist.

Finding the best En Bloc Capsulectomy Surgeon

Find the best En Bloc Capsulectomy surgeon in Beverly Hills who is board-certified in plastic surgery and who will understand your specific needs and your desires to do the changes that you want.

Dr. Ordon and Dr. Chopra are En Bloc Capsulectomy surgeons with the education and experience to take care of you and your desire for a change in your life.

Dr. Ordon is currently an associate professor of surgery at Keck/USC School of Medicine, and assistant professor of plastic surgery at Dartmouth School of Medicine and The University of Connecticut. Dr. Ordon is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Double Boarded Society of Plastic Surgeons and the California Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. Ordon is a diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery, the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the National Board of Medical Examiners. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the International College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

After graduating with an Engineering degree, Dr. Chopra received a Master in Medical Sciences followed by his Medical Degree from the prestigious Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Chopra received many accolades during his Medical School career, including the Alpha Omega Alpha award given to the top 10% of medical students followed by the award for top surgical student in 1999.

Dr. Chopra returned home to Los Angeles to complete a six-year general surgery residency at the world famous Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills where he excelled and was named Chief Administrative Resident for the 2005-2006 academic year followed by being named the most outstanding resident of 2006. Dr. Chopra continued his expertise in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York where a plastic surgery fellowship provided him with extensive experience in complex aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the entire body.

There are times when a patient who has breast implants wants them out. This may be because of unexplained symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, joint pains, muscle pain, rashes or a host of other things. For some women, breast tissue enlarges with age or they just don’t want them anymore.Dr. Ordon


During your En Bloc Capsulectomy consultation, your medical history and past surgeries will be reviewed by your doctor. Please provide a list of any medications you are currently taking or have taken recently and let us know if you are allergic to any particular medications.

During the consultation, you will have a chance to ask all of your questions and discuss why you want to make this change in your life. What are your expectations for the surgery? The surgeon will listen to your concerns and make a recommendation that best meets your goals. Before and after photos can be shown in their office to see how he has successfully performed an En Bloc Capsulectomy in Beverly Hills over the past years.

Dr. Chopra Shares En Bloc Capsulectomy Experiences

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Explant videos: first of a ruptured implant causing contracture and second opening a enbloc/total capsulectomy you can hear how crunchy it is when I open it! #explant #totalcapsulectomy #enbloc #bii #contracture #rupturedimplants #research #wednesday #plasticsurgeon #beverlyhills #ranchomirage #drrituchoprs

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No it’s not a video of giving birth! Well kinda to an implant!! Another enbloc/total capsulectomy for pain and contracture of intact submuscular silicone implants. Second video opening of the capsules with release of the implant. #bii #capsule #contracture #enbloc #totalcapsulectomy #plasticsurgeon #beverlyhills #ranchomirage #breastimplantillness

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Another Enbloc/total capsulectomy of thin capsules with intact silicone implants. Video shows opening of the capsules on the back table with removal of implants #explant#bii #enbloc #totalcapsulectomy #symptomfree#inflammation#losangeles #beverlyhills #noimplants #drrituchopra #ranchomirage Interested in explant please call Beverly Hills 310-927-7488 Rancho Mirage 760-568-2211

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En bloc capsulectomy. Saline submuscular intact implants for 25 years. #breastimplantillness #bii #enbloc #totalcapsulectomy #beverlyhills #plasticsurgeon #beverlyhills

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