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Are you concerned that your implants may have ruptured, leaking, or be the cause of cancer? At Clinique of Plastic Surgery & Laser Institute, we are dedicated to providing procedures that can alleviate many of these concerns.
During your consultation with Dr. Christian Drehsen, you may be recommended a procedure named an “en bloc capsulectomy”. You can choose to simply remove your breast implants, replace them, or receive a fat transfer. More than just the health benefits, many women say that they have more freedom of movement and feel confident showing a natural-looking figure.
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You have many choices on procedures to include after your capsulectomy. At your consultation with Dr. Drehsen you will be able to determine if you want to replace your current implants, consider fat transfer options for volume, or continue with a more natural shape and effect. Dr. Drehsen will discuss your personal goals and recommend the most natural look for you.
If you are in good health the recovery time can be as little as 1 week. There will be some important preparation items prior to the procedure. Our dedicated and experienced patient coordinator will walk you through the steps of preparing for this procedure and any volume replacement procedures you have elected for after the en bloc capsulectomy. The team at Clinique of Plastic Surgery will help you identify the best preparation steps prior to surgery.
If you are in good health and have the desire to change your implants due to illness or lack of comfort, then you are a candidate for En Bloc Capsulectomy. There are numerous reasons why you may consider an En Bloc Capsulectomy medical procedure: disappointment with the presence of your breasts, asymmetry and the moving of an implant, complications from having scar tissue around an implant, calcium stores in your breasts, rupture or deflation of an implant or a breast cancer diagnosis.
With Dr. Drehsen’s experience, an En Bloc Capsulectomy 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.
During your En Bloc Capsulectomy consultation, your medical history and past surgeries will be reviewed by your Dr. Drehsen. 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.
At Clinique, patient health and safety is always our top priority. As you may be aware, a recall has been 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.
Important information 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.
Over the past 25 years, board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Christian Drehsen has dedicated his life to perfecting the art and science of cosmetic surgery, becoming one of the most innovative, skilled and respected surgeons in the country.
Devoted to exclusively producing natural results, Dr. Drehsen believes in a holistic, “less is more” approach to surgery. By subtly altering and refining your features to bring out your innate beauty, he’s able to improve your appearance in a way that looks and feels extremely natural. With an impeccable eye for beauty and an inherent sense of symmetry and proportion, Dr. Drehsen’s aesthetic instincts and artistic passion have allowed him to produce exquisite results for thousands of patients.
Award-Winning, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon & Innovator of the Refresher Lift And Happy Emoticon Effect Study
Highly respected in his industry for his unparalleled skill in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Drehsen is well known for developing the signature Refresher Lift℠ – an innovative procedure that overcomes the limitations of the standard facelift. It’s rapidly become one of the most sought-after cosmetic procedures among discerning patients worldwide, because of its ability to sculpt an impeccably natural facial appearance that you simply cannot attain with more traditional facelift approaches.
Dr. Drehsen was born in Belgium, where he achieved his medical degree at the Free University of Brussels. From there, he moved to the United States, where he received a complete training in general surgery, followed by a comprehensive training in all fields of plastic surgery at the University of Louisville, Kentucky under the direction of Dr. Leonard Weiner. He also trained in hand surgery under the world-renowned hand surgeon Dr. Harold Kleinert, and in microsurgery under the direction of Dr. Robert Ackland. During his residency at Morton Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Dr. Drehsen kept close contact with the burn unit and developed strong pediatric skills as well.
Over the years, Dr. Drehsen has employed his broad surgical experience and demanding, goal-oriented and aesthetic approach to cosmetic surgery to help his patients achieve their ultimate dream of beauty. His artistry and technical skill have been recognized by both the local and national media through his appearances on television and radio, as well as by his medical colleagues through national peer-reviewed presentations and medical publications. Dr. Drehsen has been featured in top-rated magazine Cosmetic Surgery Times for his focus and dedication to facial plastic surgery, including the renowned signature Refresher Lift℠.