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When under the care of Dr. Courtney, you can trust that your revision surgery will be performed by a doctor who uses the most advanced techniques, including “en bloc capsulectomy.”

What is an en bloc capsulectomy?

Your body creates a scar tissue capsule around your breast implants – as it does around any medical device. The scar tissue has advantages, as it keeps the implant in place. When too much scar tissue forms and the breast becomes hard or distorted in shape, it is called capsular contracture.

This condition is often uncomfortable and requires breast revision surgery. Various techniques are available to treat the capsular contracture. Not all plastic surgeons use one of the most effective of all techniques, the en bloc capsulectomy. In this procedure, the entire capsule is surgically removed along with the breast implant in a single unit. It takes finesse and superior skills. This approach allows your body to have a fresh start, with all problem tissues entirely removed.

The expertise and experience of your surgeon matters

Removing a breast implant due to capsular contracture is a critical surgery for your health, comfort, and confidence. You want to ensure you are under the care of an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon who employs the latest techniques, including en bloc capsulectomy. Dr. Courtney is a highly skilled, accomplished breast surgeon who will advise you of the most effective approach in your case, which could be this advanced surgical approach to treating capsular contracture.

Who is a candidate for en bloc capsulectomy?

Some women are candidates for this approach to breast revision surgery. The conditions that may require this approach include:

  • You are dissatisfied with the aesthetic appearance of your breasts
  • The implants have shifted out of place or are asymmetrical
  • The scar tissue has tightened around the implant, distorting the shape
  • The breast has hardened and is painful
  • The implant has ruptured or is damaged
  • You want to return to your natural breast size and remove both implants

Why choose Dr. Courtney?

Choosing the right surgeon for a breast revision surgery could not be more critical to your health and future happiness and confidence. When under the care of Dr. Courtney, you can expect professionalism, advanced surgical skills, and results you can trust. His attention to detail and compassionate bedside manner has led to a reputation as a premier Houston breast surgeon.

Dr. Courtney was nationally recognized as one of six outstanding surgeons for his research by The American Society of Plastic Surgery, a rare accomplishment. His skills and techniques were honed through mentoring from some of the most prominent and talented plastic surgeons at the Texas Medical Center in Houston.

Dr. Courtney’s approachable, warm personality is every patient’s favorite part of their journey to health and beauty. His detailed and personalized methods are a testament to his extraordinary skills.

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