Now, it looks like women are starting to swing in the opposite direction. Surgeons across North America have noted a steady increase in the number of women having their implants permanently removed. Implants need to be replaced every 10 to 15 years, and a lot of women are just having them taken out instead. In the past year, about 4,000 Canadian women have had breast ‘explant’ surgery. In the United States, about 40,000 women have their implants removed a year. So why the shift?
A few years ago, breast implants became the biggest thing in plastic surgery. They were expensive and had quite a stigma, but over time, the general public grew to accept them as a woman’s choice that’s none of our damn business. Let her do what she wants. No judgement. If you can afford them, you go, girl.