In the last few weeks I have done several consultations where patients ask me about the importance of removing the capsule and doing an enbloc. And what happens when you have had more than one implant or if the capsule was not properly removed.

I’m not a workaholic (well sometimes) and I know it’s Saturday night, but I am working on a video to explain the following:

Capsules don’t get absorbed. There are three things that can happen:

1. The doctor places the new implant in the previous pocket and the previous capsule homes the new implant.
2. A bicapsule forms and 2 capsules can be identified.
3. The two capsules fuse into one structure through scaring tissue due to the friction between them.

The enbloc concept is of fundamental importance to make sure that the implant and as much particles and by products can be removed from the body.