Women are starting to have breast implant removal surgery, other known as explants, according to one of Perth’s most renowned plastic surgeons.
Dr Mark Lee has performed over 400 cosmetic and reconstruction augmentation this year and has seen a rapid increase in the past two years of women visiting him for explant procedures.
There has also been a growing number of women concerned about breast implant illnesses or BII. Dr Lee said there are various reasons why a woman would want explants. These reasons include lifestyle changes and implant complications such as ruptures and capsular contractures where scar tissue deformed implants.