Breast Implant Illness
Philadelphia-Area Women Can Learn More About Explant Options
In early 2019, patients, medical professionals, and the general public across the nation learned about the US FDA’s renewed focus on the long-term health effects of implanted devices, including those used for breast augmentation. Of particular concern is the possibility that a small number of patients can experience reactions that may be attributable to the presence of a device in their body, with effects ranging from inflammation and allergy symptoms to systemic and chronic autoimmune diseases. On the topic of breast implant illness, Philadelphia-area plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Chapin is upfront with his patients, as he is committed to safety and wellness in every cosmetic endeavor. This commitment unfolds in two ways:
First, he will answer each patient’s questions—about breast implant illness or any other related subject— honestly and accurately so that every surgical procedure moves forward only if the patient feels confident in the decision and knowledgeable about the risks, benefits, and potential short- and long-term outcomes. Second, he will work with women who no longer wish to have implants or who wish to have their current implants replaced with different devices. Breast revision is a common option for anyone in this situation, with device-removal revisions specifically referred to as “explantation.”
The most beautiful surgical outcomes are driven by the most current medical knowledge, based on years of research and experience—as well as new discoveries that unfold through hard word and careful study. Dr. Chapin will remain vigilant in his quest to improve his patients’ lives, always with safety and a long and healthy life in mind.