According to the 2020 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report, there were 193,073 breast augmentations last year. While those numbers were significantly down from 2019 (by almost 100,000 cases), there was a rise in explant surgery—with 36,367 people opting to remove their implants. Doctors are also anecdotally reporting a major increase in explant surgery within their practices.

Celebrities and public figures are leading the charge, with people like Chrissy Teigen and former "Bachelorette" Clare Crawley publicly announcing their implant removals.