If you have symptoms of Breast Implant Illness or want IMPLANT REMOVAL, you must watch this video

Dr. Robert Whitfield, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Austin, TX, is one of the country's leading physicians for treating patients suffering from BII-related illnesses, including brain fog, chronic fatigue, poor memory or concentration, depression, anxiety, and insomnia

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What You Need To Know About Breast Implant-Related Illness

Using Fat to Create Beautiful Breasts After Implant Removal.
Are your breast implants making you sick?
What the Lab Actually Found on my Patient's Implants.
What I Learned from Over 500 Breast Implant Removals.
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Real Patient Stories

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Holistic and Scientific Plastic Surgery

Austin’s natural plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Whitfield brings you the true stories of actual plastic surgery patients, navigates through their surgical and non-surgical treatment options, then reveals their chosen path forward and the results they achieved. Dr. Rob is a board certified plastic surgeon and Austin’s Natural Choice for plastic surgery, laser and energy treatments, and aesthetics.
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About Robert Whitfield, MD, FACS

If you have Breast Implants and suffer from any of these symptoms below, Dr. Whitfield is here for you. 
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Over the years, many patients have come to Dr. Whitfield with complaints of discomfort in their breasts, general fatigue, fibromyalgia, and other symptoms commonly associated with autoimmune disorders.

“There is a subset of patients with breast implants who feel like their implants are making them sick. And because of their physical exam, which is essentially normal, most of their complaints have been kind of brushed aside.”
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Received medical degree from the University of Las Vegas School of Medicine
This was followed by six years of surgical training, as well as his plastic surgery residency at Indiana University Medical Center.
Board-Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Renowned for his breast surgery expertise and specializing in cutting-edge techniques, technologies, and innovative approaches.

Recognitions & Awards

Consistently Voted Top Doctor
Selected to the 2017, 2018 Texas Super Doctors list and chosen by his peers as being one of the “Best Doctors in America” from 2004-2014 and 2017. Voted as one of the top doctors in Austin by the Austin Monthly Magazine in years 2013-2014
Published in Peer-Reviewed Journals
Published in multiple peer reviewed medical journals and has given numerous presentations both here and abroad.
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Real Patient. Real Story.

“If you have breast implants and you haven't been feeling well PLEASE do yourself a favor and make an appointment with Dr. Whitfield ASAP."
"My best friend, who is also my sister-in-law, had implants. She had them for years. Out of no where she started getting sick, granted she has asthma and allergies but she was healthy! Healthy weight, did cross-fit and ran marathons. Always watched what she ate and always had a fun happy spirit that just glowed. As she started getting sick her asthma got worse, she began putting on weight, had digestive issues, all sorts of new aches and pains, her blood pressure sky rocketed and she lost that happy go lucky personality I loved. Having heard of BII I encouraged her to look into it, we had to just about have a family intervention to get her to do some research and that is when she found Dr. Whitfield. Luckily things progressed quickly after her first appointment. 
We had a scare where here husband rushed her to the hospital (one of many times) but this one was different. She stopped breathing, we thought we were going to lose her. Dr. Whitfield listened to her and educated her on BII. Surgery was scheduled to remove the implants as soon as possible. It has been about 8 months since removal and the improvement in her health, her appearance and her spirit is amazing. Dr Whitfield not only removed the damaged implants he worked with her on a plan to remove the toxins in her system and coordinated with a nutritionist and other team members to get her on the road to recovery. So many changes for the GOOD are happening now. No more ER trips, no crazy aches and pains, blood pressure is back under control, her skin has its glow back and so does her personality."
“Thank you so much Dr. Whitfield.” – Michelle Harborth
About a 2021 Patient of Dr. Whitfield

What are the steps of a breast implant removal procedure and the healing process?



Dr. Whitfield will sit down with you and listen to your situation. If you decide to proceed with surgery, he will make sure you have the information you need to have a safe procedure with the desired results in a timely manner.


Day of Procedure

After you arrive at Dr. Whitfield’s office, where you will meet with the doctor and his staff who will help prepare you for surgery. The process will likely feel very similar to your breast augmentation surgery. Dr. Whitfield will conduct an examination and draw the incision lines.



A board-certified anesthesiologist or certified nurse anesthetist will gently ease you into a deep sleep. You will be under general anesthesia for the duration of the surgery.



A breast implant removal requires an incision to be placed along the lower fold of your breast (the inframammary fold) or an incision around or below the areola.



The breast capsules and implants are removed using a combination of techniques. This is known as an capsulectomy, which is a removal of the implant and the scar tissue that surrounds it. Sutures, skin adhesives, tapes or clips close the skin incisions.



While most patients don’t require an overnight stay in the hospital, you will need someone to drive you home following your surgery. Many patients also take time off work and arrange for someone to stay with them for a few days to care for them during the recovery process.


Recovery time varies based on the patient. Since many women come in with their immune systems already suppressed it may require a bit longer to recover. In general, recovery from breast implant removal surgery will take in the range of one to four weeks. Symptoms related to autoimmune disorders require longer periods. Drains may be used in the case of rupture, obvious infection, or complicated surgery like some en bloc capsulotomies. These options will be discussed with you prior to your surgery, and Dr. Whitfield will give you specific instructions for your recovery before your surgery.


Dr. Whitfield believes it is very important to help you uncover the information you need about the issues that led to your breast removal surgery. Following your surgery, Dr. Whitfield will take samples for bacterial and fungal analysis to evaluate for implant-related inflammation. The capsule will also be sent for testing, to rule out BIA-ALCL, or other potentially malignancies - like breast cancer.

The bacterial and fungal analysis to identify these conditions is performed with a PCR test. You may have heard of PCR testing, because it is the same type of test that is used to detect COVID-19. PCR testing is the most reliable method of testing we have for determining the presence of abnormalities in the body, because it searches for the specific types of genetic material that the bacteria and fungi associated with implant-related inflammation produce. Dr. Whitfield may also refer this information to other providers to conduct tests on environmental, diet, and nutritional factors where you decide it is appropriate. If the procedure is done at the surgery center, the implants will then be returned to you if you desire.

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