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Psychosocial Aspects Of Breast Implant Removal

By Dr. Constance M. Chen

There are approximately 400,000 breast implant surgeries performed every year in the United States. 75% of breast implants are placed for cosmetic reasons, and 25% of breast implants are placed for breast reconstruction after mastectomy. Despite this, over 70,000 explantation surgeries for breast implant removal were performed in 2021. There are a myriad of reasons why patients with breast implants choose to have their implants removed. “The psychosocial aspects of implant removal aren’t always talked about enough. They’re definitely manageable, but being prepared to deal with them in advance can make it a lot easier,” says Dr. Constance M. Chen. According to Dr. Chen, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in breast and body restoration, it is important that patients be educated about breast implants so they can make the best decisions for their own bodies. Click HERE for the full article.

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