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As I noted in a recent blog, Breast Implant Removal – An Increasingly Common Trend, breast implant removal is being requested far more commonly over the last several years. This change can’t be explained away by conjecturing that a far greater percentage of women with implants are unhappy with them or are experiencing significant problems.

That is definitely not the case.

In fact, it seems that most women who have had a breast augmentation and now desire to have their implants permanently removed (also called an explantation), have been quite happy with their results and the positive impact that it has had on their lives.

Instead, there seems to be cultural changes and other factors at work here. This can also be seen with the development of another trend during this same period of time – more women seeking out smaller, less flamboyant breast augmentations. More subtle, understated and natural are the keywords. It is not that common anymore for women to request to have their breasts look over the top big and fake.

The following patient of mine exemplifies this recent trend of breast implant removal. Now in her 50’s and having enjoyed the results of her breast augmentation for more than 15 years, she decided that at this point in time in her life having breast implants was no longer important or significant (photos A, C and E). She was having no issues whatsoever with the implants and just decided that it was time to have them removed. Her bra size was a 34C/D.

A) Before Breast Implant Removal

B) Two Months After Breast Implant Removal

C) Before

D) After

E) Before

F) After

And so they were removed without incident or discomfort (photos B, D and F are at two months after explantation).

Importantly, she was happy with the results and with her decision to have them removed.

If you are considering having your breast implants removed or just replaced, you can call my office to schedule your complimentary consultation with me.

Steven H. Turkeltaub, M.D. P.C.
Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona

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