More Women are Choosing to Change Their Breast Implants: Breast Explant Options
Many women choose to get breast implants because they want a fuller, curvier figure. In fact, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that more than 290,000 women got breast implants in 2016. But a lot of these same patients are finding that down the road they want to go back to a more natural size and breast shape. An explant and new implants are where you either change the size, shape, and material of your implants or take them out entirely.
Reasons for an Explant
Some women experience back problems after having their breast implants in for several years. As your body ages, you are naturally going to have more aches and pains, and sometimes breast implants can aggravate that pain. Reducing the size of your implants is an option for you.
A More Natural Look
Other women find that they want a more natural look as they age, instead of the busty look they craved when they were younger. Breasts do change as you age, even if you have breast implants. Your implants may not look the same as they did when you first had them put in.
Fear of Ruptures
Breast implants don’t rupture as much as they used to because the designs have improved over the years. However, some patients still worry that their silicone implants will rupture or leak, and they won’t detect that leak early enough. Instead of spending so much energy stressing about it, some women chose to have an explant so they can reduce their fears and replace silicone-filled implants with saline ones. The FDA released an Update on the Safety of Silicone Gel-Filled Breast Implants in June 2011 where they stated that 1 in 5 women who chose to have breast implants for cosmetic reasons got them taken out within 10 years.
Whether you’re thinking about having breast implants or mulling over getting an explant, pick a plastic surgeon you can trust. Dr. Jane Rowley in Lubbock has years of experience in plastic surgery and can help you make the best decision for your body and lifestyle. Dr. Rowley’s patients rave about her because she dedicates her time and attention to making each patient feel comfortable with their ultimate decision. Schedule a no-obligation consultation today.