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Holistic and Scientific Plastic Surgery

A journey through Austin plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Whitfield’s experience with breast implant illness, from the first shocking discovery through hundreds of unusual cases and surprising clinical breakthroughs. Known as Austin’s natural plastic surgeon, Dr. 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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Recovery Following Breast Implant Removal [Part 2]

In the second half of our two-part series on recovery following breast implant removal surgery, you’ll hear more about how we help patients recover faster from breast implant removal surgery. Because lymph nodes are the body’s primary system for fighting infection, we prioritize lymphatic massage as an important step for speeding the healing process along. For this therapy, patients are cared for by our expert lymphatic massage therapist and treated with the Ballancer Pro to flush out toxins, boost the immune system, and shorten recovery time by releasing fluids. When a fat transfer is included in the surgery to restore volume back into your breasts, the fat is placed between the skin of the breast and above the breast tissue. Dr. Whitfield’s experience caring for thousands of patients over the years ensures that everything he does including fat transfers are safe and do not create issues with future mammograms. Links Ballancer Pro https://ballancerpro.com/ Breast Implant Illness and Removal https://www.drrobertwhitfield.com/implant-illness-and-removal/ About our Breast Implant Illness series Since 2016, more than 500 women have asked Austin plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Whitfield for help removing their breast implants. This series is a journey through Dr. Rob’s experience with breast implant illness, from the first shocking discovery through hundreds of unusual cases and surprising clinical breakthroughs. New episodes are released every Thursday. Subscribe to our private BII email list for updates and case reports at https://holisticandscientific.fireside.fm/bii and follow the show wherever you listen to podcasts. *About the Holistic + Scientific Plastic Surgery Podcast * Austin’s natural plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Whitfield brings you the true stories of actual 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. Visit Dr. Rob's Austin plastic surgery practice website or follow him on Instagram at @drrobertwhitfield Holistic + Scientific is a production of The Axis. Host: Robert Whitfield, MD Executive Producer: Eva Sheie Editor and Audio Engineer: Daniel Croeser Theme Music: A Minute Too Early, Arc de Soleil Production Assistant: Mary Ellen Clarkson Cover Art Designer: Shawn Hiatt PROUDLY MADE IN AUSTIN, TEXAS

13mins

16 Jun 2022

Rank #1

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Recovery Following Breast Implant Removal [Part 1]

It’s normal to worry about how you’ll feel waking up after surgery, and if you’re suffering from breast implant illness (BII), you may be even more worried about recovering from those symptoms. Dr. Whitfield goes above and beyond to make the post-op experience as comfortable and painless as possible. He seeks the answers to the difficult questions about what’s causing each individual’s symptoms of BII and continues to care for and follow up with his patients for a full year after explant surgery. Dr. Whitfield’s post-op protocol begins on the night before surgery with anti-nausea medicine, Celebrex to decrease inflammation, and a neuromodulator for anxiety. During surgery, a long-lasting block called Exparel prevents pain and keeps nerves calm for several days. This also minimizes the need for narcotic pain medication, which can make you groggy and cause constipation. If you’ve had an epidural or had this experience from another surgery, you already know why constipation should be avoided! To minimize the risk of infection, Dr. Whitfield does not use drains. Contrary to popular belief, the research shows that drains cause more infections because incisions are exposed to the outside environment and irritated by the drain itself. Lymph nodes are the body’s system for fighting infection, and lymphatic massage is an important step for speeding the healing process along. For this therapy, patients are treated with the Ballancer Pro to flush out toxins, boost the immune system, and shorten recovery time by releasing fluids. Finally, and most importantly, you’ll receive the pathology and PCR test results, which looks at 150 different types of bacteria, fungus, and mold. This episode is part 1 of 2 about the recovery process following breast implant removal surgery. Links Ballancer Pro https://ballancerpro.com/ Breast Implant Illness and Removal https://www.drrobertwhitfield.com/implant-illness-and-removal/ About our Breast Implant Illness series Since 2016, more than 500 women have asked Austin plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Whitfield for help removing their breast implants. This series is a journey through Dr. Rob’s experience with breast implant illness, from the first shocking discovery through hundreds of unusual cases and surprising clinical breakthroughs. New episodes are released every Thursday. Subscribe to our private BII email list for updates and case reports at https://holisticandscientific.fireside.fm/bii and follow the show wherever you listen to podcasts. *About the Holistic + Scientific Plastic Surgery Podcast * Austin’s natural plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Whitfield brings you the true stories of actual 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. Visit Dr. Rob's Austin plastic surgery practice website or follow him on Instagram at @drrobertwhitfield Holistic + Scientific is a production of The Axis. Host: Robert Whitfield, MD Executive Producer: Eva Sheie Editor and Audio Engineer: Daniel Croeser Theme Music: A Minute Too Early, Arc de Soleil Production Assistant: Mary Ellen Clarkson Cover Art Designer: Shawn Hiatt PROUDLY MADE IN AUSTIN, TEXAS

17mins

2 Jun 2022

Rank #2

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Using Fat to Create Beautiful Breasts After Implant Removal

Whether you’re having your breast implants removed or never had them at all, the volume lost can be replaced with your own fat and beautiful, long-lasting results can be achieved. During a fat transfer, fat is taken out of areas it is unwanted and transferred to different areas where fat is desired. Fat is the perfect filler because it is versatile and able to maintain itself over time. Fat can be used to restore volume, reduce skin laxity, and improve shape, which is one reason why procedures such as the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) have become so popular in recent years. In this episode, Dr. Rob explains the process of fat grafting, including how the procedure is done, the precautions which must be taken to preserve and protect the fat at every point in the process, and how much fat you can expect to retain. Links About our Breast Implant Illness series Since 2016, more than 500 women have asked Austin plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Whitfield for help removing their breast implants. This series is a journey through Dr. Rob’s experience with breast implant illness, from the first shocking discovery through hundreds of unusual cases and surprising clinical breakthroughs. New episodes are released every Thursday. Subscribe to our private BII email list for updates and case reports at https://holisticandscientific.fireside.fm/bii and follow the show wherever you listen to podcasts. *About the Holistic + Scientific Plastic Surgery Podcast * Austin’s natural plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Whitfield brings you the true stories of actual 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. Visit Dr. Rob's Austin plastic surgery practice website or follow him on Instagram at @drrobertwhitfield Holistic + Scientific is a production of The Axis. Host: Robert Whitfield, MD Executive Producer: Eva Sheie Editor and Audio Engineer: Daniel Croeser Theme Music: A Minute Too Early, Arc de Soleil Production Assistant: Mary Ellen Clarkson Cover Art Designer: Shawn Hiatt PROUDLY MADE IN AUSTIN, TEXAS

19mins

28 Apr 2022

Rank #3

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Breast Implant Removal Surgery

Because there are so many unknowns for women with breast implant illness, Dr. Whitfield’s approach to each and every breast implant removal surgery is as cautious and precise as the treatment of a breast cancer patient. While performing breast implant removal surgery, or “explant” surgery, Dr. Whitfield does everything possible to keep capsular tissue intact without compromising the shell of the implant. The goals of the procedure are the same, whether the case is a total capsulectomy, a precise total capsulectomy, or an en bloc capsulectomy: to take everything out, as intact as possible. Having cared for thousands of breast patients in his career, Dr. Whitfield has seen it all and knows how risky it can be if something is missed during an explant procedure. By taking all of the material out undisturbed, he ensures a more accurate pathology report at the end of the case. In this episode, hear Dr. Whitfield thoroughly explain the surgical techniques he uses to successfully remove breast implants. Links See Dr. Whitfield’s breast implant removal before and after photos https://www.drrobertwhitfield.com/surgical/breast/breast-implant-removal/#ipj-gallery Request more information from Dr. Whitfield’s team about scheduling a consultation https://www.drrobertwhitfield.com/booking/ About our Breast Implant Illness series Since 2016, more than 500 women have asked Austin plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Whitfield for help removing their breast implants. This series is a journey through Dr. Rob’s experience with breast implant illness, from the first shocking discovery through hundreds of unusual cases and surprising clinical breakthroughs. New episodes are released every Thursday. Subscribe to our private BII email list for updates and case reports at https://holisticandscientific.fireside.fm/bii and follow the show wherever you listen to podcasts. *About the Holistic + Scientific Plastic Surgery Podcast * Austin’s natural plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Whitfield brings you the true stories of actual 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. Visit Dr. Rob's Austin plastic surgery practice website or follow him on Instagram at @drrobertwhitfield Holistic + Scientific is a production of The Axis. Host: Robert Whitfield, MD Executive Producer: Eva Sheie Editor and Audio Engineer: Daniel Croeser Theme Music: A Minute Too Early, Arc de Soleil Production Assistant: Mary Ellen Clarkson Cover Art Designer: Shawn Hiatt PROUDLY MADE IN AUSTIN, TEXAS

22mins

21 Apr 2022

Rank #4

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Your Pre-Op Appointment: What to Expect

During the pre-op appointment, you’ll meet with Dr. Whitfield to review the surgical plan, take photos, and discuss medications. Most importantly, Dr. Whitfield will cover the ERAS recovery protocol to set you up for a smooth experience once you’re out of surgery and resting at home. For local patients, this short check-in is scheduled 1-2 weeks before surgery, and for traveling patients it will take place 1-2 days before. This episode is the essential guide to Dr. Whitfield’s time-tested recommendations for a safe, speedy, and comfortable recovery, including what to wear, when to get up and start walking around, how to eat, and when you can expect to start feeling like yourself again. About our Breast Implant Illness series Since 2016, more than 500 women have asked Austin plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Whitfield for help removing their breast implants. This series is a journey through Dr. Rob’s experience with breast implant illness, from the first shocking discovery through hundreds of unusual cases and surprising clinical breakthroughs. New episodes are released every Thursday. Subscribe to our private BII email list for updates and case reports at https://holisticandscientific.fireside.fm/bii and follow the show wherever you listen to podcasts. *About the Holistic + Scientific Plastic Surgery Podcast * Austin’s natural plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Whitfield brings you the true stories of actual 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. Visit Dr. Rob's Austin plastic surgery practice website or follow him on Instagram at @drrobertwhitfield Holistic + Scientific is a production of The Axis. Host: Robert Whitfield, MD Executive Producer: Eva Sheie Editor and Audio Engineer: Daniel Croeser Theme Music: A Minute Too Early, Arc de Soleil Production Assistant: Mary Ellen Clarkson Cover Art Designer: Shawn Hiatt PROUDLY MADE IN AUSTIN, TEXAS

7mins

10 Mar 2022

Rank #5

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Preparing for Breast Implant Removal Surgery

Many women suffering from BII have been feeling terrible for a very long time and just want to feel better. Hear how Dr. Whitfield helps prepare patients to bounce back as fast as possible after surgery and rule out other conditions that could be contributing to chronic illness. In the weeks leading up to surgery, Dr. Rob’s comprehensive pre- and post-op program investigates for other issues like Lyme disease, environmental exposure, or micronutrient deficiencies, and tests for thyroid conditions and hormonal imbalances. Links Follow Dr. Rob on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/drrobertwhitfield/ Read more about Breast Implant Illness https://www.drrobertwhitfield.com/surgical/breast/breast-implant-illness/ About our Breast Implant Illness series Since 2016, more than 500 women have asked Austin plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Whitfield for help removing their breast implants. This series is a journey through Dr. Rob’s experience with breast implant illness, from the first shocking discovery through hundreds of unusual cases and surprising clinical breakthroughs. New episodes are released every Thursday. Subscribe to our private BII email list for updates and case reports at https://holisticandscientific.fireside.fm/bii and follow the show wherever you listen to podcasts. *About the Holistic + Scientific Plastic Surgery Podcast * Austin’s natural plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Whitfield brings you the true stories of actual 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. Visit Dr. Rob's Austin plastic surgery practice website or follow him on Instagram at @drrobertwhitfield Holistic + Scientific is a production of The Axis. Host: Robert Whitfield, MD Executive Producer: Eva Sheie Editor and Audio Engineer: Daniel Croeser Theme Music: A Minute Too Early, Arc de Soleil Production Assistant: Mary Ellen Clarkson Cover Art Designer: Shawn Hiatt PROUDLY MADE IN AUSTIN, TEXAS

10mins

3 Mar 2022

Rank #6

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The Discovery Session: Our Breast Implant Illness Consultation

A consultation (or discovery session, as we like to call it) with Dr. Rob is an in-depth exploration of symptoms and potential causes of breast implant illness. The purpose of the discovery session is for women affected by this chronic illness to get much-needed answers. Having consulted with over 800 patients, Dr. Robert Whitfield is well-versed in the patterns and symptoms affecting women experiencing chronic illness. Thorough and cohesive, the discovery session addresses a range of conditions including brain fog, GI issues, diet, and autoimmune disease, eliminating the need for multiple specialists. Dr. Rob devotes as much time as needed to understand each individual’s unique situation, ensuring the path forward is effective and delivers much-needed healing and a speedy recovery for patients. LINKS Follow Dr. Rob on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/drrobertwhitfield/ For more information on Virtual and In Person Consultations, we always answer our messenger personally: https://www.drrobertwhitfield.com/contact/ About our Breast Implant Illness series Since 2016, more than 500 women have asked Austin plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Whitfield for help removing their breast implants. This series is a journey through Dr. Rob’s experience with breast implant illness, from the first shocking discovery through hundreds of unusual cases and surprising clinical breakthroughs. New episodes are released every Thursday. Subscribe to our private BII email list for updates and case reports at https://holisticandscientific.fireside.fm/bii and follow the show wherever you listen to podcasts. *About the Holistic + Scientific Plastic Surgery Podcast * Austin’s natural plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Whitfield brings you the true stories of actual 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. Visit Dr. Rob's Austin plastic surgery practice website or follow him on Instagram at @drrobertwhitfield Holistic + Scientific is a production of The Axis. Host: Robert Whitfield, MD Executive Producer: Eva Sheie Editor and Audio Engineer: Daniel Croeser Theme Music: A Minute Too Early, Arc de Soleil Production Assistant: Mary Ellen Clarkson Cover Art Designer: Shawn Hiatt PROUDLY MADE IN AUSTIN, TEXAS

12mins

24 Feb 2022

Rank #7

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Are Your Breast Implants Making You Sick?

Women who believe their implants are making them sick report a wide range of symptoms including extreme fatigue, muscle and joint pain, headache, brain fog, hair loss, rashes, dry mouth and eyes, depression, anxiety, and insomnia. These conditions appear within a few months to several years following surgery, and seem to more often follow a secondary surgery like revision or exchange. But the exact cause is difficult to pin down because other conditions like Lyme disease and toxic mold exposure can cause similar symptoms. Using PCR testing (instead of traditional CLIA-based lab testing), Dr. Rob discovered that over 60% of the breast implants he removed all had one thing in common. Dr. Rob describes his methodology for identifying this complicated, misunderstood condition and shares his treatment strategies utilizing nutrition and genetic testing to put his patients on the path to healing. About our Breast Implant Illness series Since 2016, more than 500 women have asked Austin plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Whitfield for help removing their breast implants. This series is a journey through Dr. Rob’s experience with breast implant illness, from the first shocking discovery through hundreds of unusual cases and surprising clinical breakthroughs. New episodes are released every Thursday. Subscribe to our private BII email list for updates and case reports at https://holisticandscientific.fireside.fm/bii and follow the show wherever you listen to podcasts. *About the Holistic + Scientific Plastic Surgery Podcast * Austin’s natural plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Whitfield brings you the true stories of actual 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. Visit Dr. Rob's Austin plastic surgery practice website or follow him on Instagram at @drrobertwhitfield Holistic + Scientific is a production of The Axis. Host: Robert Whitfield, MD Executive Producer: Eva Sheie Editor and Audio Engineer: Daniel Croeser Theme Music: A Minute Too Early, Arc de Soleil Story Editor & Production Assistant: Mary Ellen Clarkson Cover Art Designer: Shawn Hiatt PROUDLY MADE IN AUSTIN, TEXAS

17mins

28 Dec 2021

Rank #8

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What the Lab Actually Found On My Patient’s Implants

Dr. Rob tells the story of a patient whose labs were normal but her health wasn’t, and how this case led him to analyze implants in a new way (and the shocking findings). So many women with breast implants experience the same symptoms of extreme fatigue, general malaise, and chronic aches and pains, yet their tests routinely come back with nothing. In this second episode of our series about Breast Implant Illness, Dr. Rob describes how PCR testing (the same that detects COVID-19) delivers the long-needed answers that finally put BII sufferers on the road to recovery. About our Breast Implant Illness series Since 2016, more than 500 women have asked Austin plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Whitfield for help removing their breast implants. This series is a journey through Dr. Rob’s experience with breast implant illness, from the first shocking discovery through hundreds of unusual cases and surprising clinical breakthroughs. New episodes are released every Thursday. Subscribe to our private BII email list for updates and case reports at https://holisticandscientific.fireside.fm/bii and follow the show wherever you listen to podcasts. *About the Holistic + Scientific Plastic Surgery Podcast * Austin’s natural plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Whitfield brings you the true stories of actual 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. Visit Dr. Rob's Austin plastic surgery practice website or follow him on Instagram at @drrobertwhitfield Holistic + Scientific is a production of The Axis. Host: Robert Whitfield, MD Executive Producer: Eva Sheie Editor and Audio Engineer: Daniel Croeser Theme Music: A Minute Too Early, Arc de Soleil Production Assistant: Mary Ellen Clarkson Cover Art Designer: Shawn Hiatt PROUDLY MADE IN AUSTIN, TEXAS

14mins

16 Dec 2021

Rank #9

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What I've Learned From 500+ Breast Implant Removals

Since 2016, more than 500 women have asked Dr. Rob for help removing their breast implants. This is the story of his first breast implant illness patient, who had clear labs and no symptoms aside from fatigue. When her hospital stay resulted in a shocking discovery at the lab, Dr. Rob started down a road he never expected to travel. In this first episode of our special series dedicated to the mysteries of Breast Implant Illness, we go back in time to hear how Dr. Rob’s experience and training set him up to see clearly what others could not. About our Breast Implant Illness series This series is a journey through Dr. Rob’s experience with breast implant illness, from the first shocking discovery through hundreds of unusual cases and surprising clinical breakthroughs. New episodes are released every Thursday. Subscribe to our private BII email list for updates and case reports at https://holisticandscientific.fireside.fm/bii and follow the show wherever you listen to podcasts. *About the Holistic + Scientific Plastic Surgery Podcast * Austin’s natural plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Whitfield brings you the true stories of actual 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. Visit Dr. Rob's Austin plastic surgery practice website or follow him on Instagram at @drrobertwhitfield Holistic + Scientific is a production of The Axis. Host: Robert Whitfield, MD Executive Producer: Eva Sheie Editor and Audio Engineer: Daniel Croeser Theme Music: A Minute Too Early, Arc de Soleil Production Assistant: Mary Ellen Clarkson Cover Art Designer: Shawn Hiatt PROUDLY MADE IN AUSTIN, TEXAS

17mins

9 Dec 2021

Rank #10