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Breast Explant


Dr. Shaun Parson, a double board certified plastic surgeon in Scottsdale Arizona, is one of the leading surgeons in the Southwest who routinely performs Explant procedures with total en bloc technique. There are various reasons as to why a patient would decide to remove her implants and sometimes it may be necessary to ensure the entire capsule is taken out. Enter, Dr. Parson and his expertise and experience with this type of removal.

Due to the recent attention to Breast Implant Illness (BII), we compiled our most Frequently Asked Questions in hopes of helping you narrow down your search for the right physician.

What is the difference between En Bloc Capsulectomy and Capuslectomy?

The main difference is that with the en bloc capsulectomy, Dr. Parson we will remove the entire scar capsule and breast implant as one piece. Whereas in a standard capsulectomy, the capsule can be removed in sections and this might expose surrounding tissue to the contents of the implant pocket.

What are the Pathology choices I have?

Patients are able to have all tissue tested for pathology. We are able to do gross pathology testing on the capsule. We are also able to do cultures for mold, yeast, fungus, and bacteria from the capsule itself.

How much is the Pathology testing?

Pathology testing fees are directly tied into your insurance. Since we do not take insurance, these fees will be separate and will depend on each individuals own insurance plan and deductible. Please check with your individual insurance carrier for specific pricing.

Can I get my implants back?

Yes, you can certainly have your implants back if you DO NOT send them to Pathology. If you request them back, they will be sanitized and given back to patient within a week of surgery. If you decide to send them to pathology they will be tested and unavailable from that point forward.

How is Pain Managed with the surgery?

Dr. Parson uses various options depending on the patients needs. We offer oral medication, Anti-inflammatories and patients can also choose from an intercoastal pain block (we use Exparel; which is an additional charge).

Will I have drains?

Yes, a small drain was placed in the space where the implant had been located. These drains can typically be removed within 2-5 days.

Will I have a compression wrap?

Yes, you will have a compression wrap which will be placed over a sports bra that Dr. Parson we will provide.

Are there any special pre-op labs I will need to have?

Unless you are over the age of 55 or have pre-existing medical conditions he will not need preoperative lab work to be done.

When will my Post-Op Visit be?

Dr. Parson likes to see his patients 2-3 days after surgery.

Will I have my procedure filmed, or photos taken?

Dr. Parson always takes pictures of the implants and the capsules. These photos are uploaded into your TouchMD file which you will have immediate access to following her surgery.

What sort of exercise/lifting restrictions will I have?

Usually, there is no exercise or lifting 20+ pounds for about 3 weeks. As your recovery and follow-ups continue, Dr. Parson will help to better gauge the timeframe of increased physical activity.

Can I share my pictures and photos?

Yes, you can share any information you want. We adhere to strict HIPPA compliance and do not share any photos or information without patient consent.

Does Dr. Parson check lymph nodes?

Dr. Parson only does a lymph node inspection if the implants have been ruptured or there is clear evidence of lymph node enlargement preoperatively.

Does Dr. Parson charge a consult fee for explant surgery?

Yes, our consultation fee is $100. This amount will be applied toward your explant surgery if you so choose to book one.



I went to see Dr. Parson about having a total en-block capsulectomy. I ended up also having a Lift at the same time and I am so grateful I did! Dr. Parson came recommended to me and he is truly a wonderful surgeon! He is very kind, thorough and takes his time with you as you heal! I am five months post op and it has been a wonderful experience. I highly recommend Dr. Parson to everyone!

– M. Black, Actual Patient Review