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Explant Breast Implants (Enblock), Total capsulectomy (BIA-ALCL) By Professor Dr Ashok Govila

Explant Breast Implants (Enblock), Total capsulectomy (BIA-ALCL) By Professor Dr Ashok Govila

Unfortunately, some women find it challenging to deal with Silicone breast implants. Textured Implants macrocrystalline creates difficulties more frequently than the smooth-surfaced microcrystalline.

The risk of a range of issues differs from Breast implant illness (breast implant disease) to BIA-ALCL.

BII (Breast implant illness/Disease) can be treatable easily with explant specialist surgeons who primarily perform breast plastic surgeries and who can do a complete removal of troubled tissue and implant with or without essential reconstruction of the breasts. An opportune and appropriate removal of your breast implants and the connecting layer of capsule tissue that structures around the breast implant is the crucial step to your recuperation from breast implant illness (disease). During this procedure, skin and nipple-areola complex stays unblemished and just deeper tissues are worked with.

The advanced En Bloc technique implies the surgeon leaves the capsule intact on the breast implant and separates around the unblemished capsule and implant unit without harming the capsule in order to prevent tainting of the patient’s normal breast tissue around.

Complete capsulectomy implies that the implant capsule is expelled absolutely whether as one piece or in various pieces. Sometimes breast implant surgeon experiences a double-layered capsule ( brought about by bacterial contamination) and in this procedure, the layers of the capsules are evacuated completely.

The sequential number is on the breast implant that is expelled and is recorded in your document for your future reference.

All the tissues that are expelled during the procedure will be examined histologically to find any threatening changes to decide the future course of action. This analysis may take as long as about two weeks and the operating specialist will provide you with all this.

Any liquid that is discovered collected by the implant inside the intact case is gathered neatly with needle and syringe aspiration and sent to the lab for the CD-30 test.

CD30 immune staining is a lab test that is performed on the liquid that is acquired to identify the existence of CD30, a substance that occurs when T-cell lymphocytes are activated. In case CD30 is found, it shows that BIA-ALCL can’t be precluded and further tests are required.

ALCL (Acute Large cell Lymphoma) is a risky condition that will need the assistance of an Oncologist and oncology surgeon to deal with. In this condition, a combination of surgical expulsion, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy are to be utilized just like any dangerous state of the breast.

The topic of BIA-ALCL was discussed in the FDA  in 2019, and some conclusions were drawn. The FDA reports that the risk of developing ALCL ranges from 1:3817 to 1:30000 women with implants, with the chance being more significant in patients who have more highly textured implants.

When diagnosed early, it is a very much treatable disease. It’s not breast cancer. BII does not lead to breast cancer but can cause ALCL, which is a Lymphoma.

ALCL is a type of cancer and has a poor prognosis depending upon its type, out of four main types. Type III is caused by textured silicone breast implants. It’s extremely rare and is a slow-growing pathology.

ALCL can involve the lymphatic system, Gastrointestinal system, skin and blood.

In a way, It’s a type of blood cancer (Cancer of T lymphocytes which starts to multiply faster and become larger than average ( Anaplastic) rather than breast cancer.

The type of ALCL called Skin Lymphoma is a slow-growing lesion.

ALCL is treated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy, but there is no cure.

Other then the blood and lymphatic system, it can involve skin, gastrointestinal system and bone marrow

If you have breast implant-associated ALCL and you had the implant and any lumps or fluid removed by a surgery called en block capsulectomy. This might be all the treatment you need.

You are then followed up carefully to make sure all the lymphoma has been removed. If the lymphoma is more widespread, you are likely to have chemotherapy, usually with CHOP as advised and treated by an Oncologist what one needs to approach.

Your body understands how to recuperate itself and ideally one ought to overlook all information available online about detoxification and healing help required since it keeps you reconnecting with your primary fear developed by the implant and best thing to do is to forget the quick and live a completely uninhibited second time. Just to conclude this subject we will list the strategies utilized for detoxification which are general in European nations and are primarily focused over a healthy eating routine specially green-leafy vegetables, including vitamins & nutrients particularly B12 and antioxidants, exercise and treat the parasitic bacterial and mycoplasmal disease if you have supplemented and maintain your endocrine and immune system by every possible manner like cortisol and progesterone supplements.

INTRAOPERATIVE DETAILS – including timeline

  1. Intravenous drug administration followed by endotracheal tube for general anaesthesia. – about 30 mins
  2. Infiltration of haemostatic fluid in the operative field. – 10 mins.
  3. Incision, dissection, haemostasis and total extripation of the implant capsule as one piece or multiple pieces depending upon the thickness and the strength of the capsule using radiofrequency or a harmonic ultrasound knife, taking up to 2 hours on each side.
  4. All tissue or fluids removed sent for a histopathology examination
  5. Compression dressing and then surgical bra for Breast lift, and no bra is used for fat grafting of the breast..
  6. Typically, surgical drains are not used unless unavoidable.


  1. Normal liquids and solids are allowed 4 hours after the surgery.
  2. Sleep, and pain medications are given IV to induce painless night
  3. Discharged after one night of hospitalization around 11 am
  4. Five days of antibiotics and pain killers are provided along with the discharge summary.


  1. Avoid taking showers for the first 96 hours to keep the wound and the dressing dry.
  2. Hot spunging is valuable during these days.
  3. Avoid taking constipating food.
  4. Follow up visit within 5 to 7 days after the surgery.
  5. If the drains are used, then a visit after 48 hours may be needed.
  6. All household activities, including driving, will be slowly permissible.


  • Normal shows are allowed.
  • Suture removal around 10 to 15 th day may or may not be needed.


  • Scar treatment will be introduced.


When you like to be checked just inform us, and a free appointment will be arranged,  up to within one year of the surgery.



  • The following is the list of what is covered in the package deal.
  • All investigations needed for surgery,
  • Anatheteic check-up,
  • Operation theatre fees,
  • Hosptial bill of any kind,
  •  one-night hospital stay,
  • surgeons fees,
  • Inpatient medications
  • discharge medications,
  • all post-operative visit, including dressing change,
  • and a pair of surgical bra, and one year of follow-up
  • Any touch-up surgery within one year will not bear any surgeons fees. Hosptial fees will have to be cleared by you.
  • Any Secondary corrective surgery performed for any complications of current surgery within one month of this surgery will be covered for surgeons fees and the hospital fees.


  • Consultation charges.

Mode of payment

  • Cash to the surgeon – A receipt will be issued
  • A cheque – must get cleared within five days before the surgery.
  • Online Bank transfer to reach us before the surgery

What is not allowed

  • Payments to the hospital in any form is not permissible.

JUSTIFICATION for the  mode of payment

  • Plastic surgeons employed by the hospital live on a monthly salary paid by the hospitals. Their patients pay to the hospital. Such doctors work 12 to 20 hours a day for their salary.
  • Senior Plastic surgeons ( like me) do not take such hospital employment since they do not sell their time and expertise and don’t like to work for such extended hours.
  • Senior Plastic surgeons choose to work freelance to control the amount of time they like to work and what they want to do and control the cost in the patient and the profession’s interest. These surgeons get paid by their patients for the services and expertise they offer.
  • Such surgeons take responsibility for all hospital bills and the complications of surgery.
  • Our package deal falls in this category.


It’s possible to book surgery on this fast track, within four weeks of the first consultation and agreement on the package deal, by making a 50% deposit to the surgeon. A minimum deposit of 10k dirhams is possible for those who come prepared with cash on the first consultation and would like to get on with the surgery.

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