En Bloc Capsulectomy

Before & Afters

En Bloc Capsulectomy Rancho Mirage

Total Capsulectomy or Capsulotomy

If you are tired of your breast implants and ready for a change in your life, you can choose to have them removed with an En Bloc Capsulectomy, a procedure that allows you to feel the natural softness of your 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 because of complications from a previous surgery or a desire to have it extracted from your body.

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

What is the Procedure?

En Bloc Capsulectomy can be referred to as a total capsulectomy but there are different types of procedures that can 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 since the skin has been stretched in accommodating the implant. You can choose between getting new implants, having 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?

Ultrasound is a non-invasive and non-surgical option to treat capsulectomy and soften the scar tissue through the use of soundwaves, which increases blood supply to the area.

En Bloc Capsulectomy FAQs

Am I Candidate for an En Bloc Capsulectomy?

Any woman in good physical health and who wants to change her breast implants is a great candidate for an En Bloc Capsulectomy in Palm Desert. Some of the reasons woman choose this procedure include 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 Rancho Mirage 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. Villanueva's and Dr. Chopra’s experience, this is a safe procedure. The capsule is usually removed for the reason that leaving it in place can cause illness and complications in your body and lessen the ability for your body to heal.

Will there be a Scar?

With this procedure, there may be 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 surgery, you will need to stop smoking and drinking due to the fact that both increase the possibility of bruising and swelling. All medications and supplements should be stopped as well two weeks before your surgery. Plan on having someone drive you home after your procedure has been completed.

How is the Recovery?

Your breasts may be wrapped in a compression garment, a bandage or a post-surgical bra to help bring the swelling down after your surgery. Drains may be removed about a week later. You can expect your chest and breasts to be swollen and feel sore for a few weeks. Your surgeon may prescribe pain medications for relief.

Avoid strenuous physical activities, especially in the upper body, for at least three weeks to allow the swelling to decrease. 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 surgeon.

What is the Cost?

The cost of a Rancho Mirage plastic surgery procedure varies with each practice and its particular location. Each surgery has different individual requirements so your surgeon will examine your physical attributes to find the best option for you. Make sure to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon in Palm Desert 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. Not every cosmetic surgery procedures are covered by insurance so CareCredit is an alternative line of credit that offers no interest if you pay the full payments.

Finding the best En Bloc Capsulectomy Surgeon

Find the best En Bloc Capsulectomy surgeon in Rancho Mirage 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 experienced En Bloc Capsulectomy surgeons who have been performing this procedure successfully for many years.

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 Rancho Mirage En Bloc Capsulectomy consultation, your medical history and past surgeries will be reviewed by your surgeon. It's a good idea to bring a list of all the medications you are currently taking or have taken recently. Also, let us know if you are allergic to any particular medications.

During the consultation, you will have an opportunity to ask your questions and discuss why you want to make this change in your life and your expectations for the surgery. Your surgeon will listen to your concerns and show you before and after photos to see how we have successfully performed an En Bloc Capsulectomy in Rancho Mirage for many years.

“My Spirits Were Lifted!”

“Dr. Chopra is not only very charismatic, knowledgeable, and experienced, his bedside manner made the difference in my decision to have my augmentation done by him. I will never use any other Doctor as I am a dedicated patient!”

“I had the most amazing experience!”

“I had the most amazing experience with Dr. Chopra. He anticipated my needs and made sure I felt great with my results. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a wonderful plastic surgeon who really goes above and beyond!”

“Extremely happy with my results.”

“Dr Chopra is the best Dr. out there! Dr Chopra is a Perfectionist, his bedside manner is warm, kind and very caring. If you are seeking a doctor to perform reconstruction revision or cosmetic surgery, You need to look no further.”

“Exceeded All Expectations”

“Since then Dr. Chopra has done my implants and 2 fat transfer procedures. It has been 1 year and 9 months since my breast cancer diagnosis and in that time your surgical team becomes like family.”