The Gutsy Gynecologist™️ Show

#143: The Reality of Breast Implant Illness with Dr. Robert Whitfield

October 13, 2022 Dr. Tabatha Season 3 Episode 143
The Gutsy Gynecologist™️ Show
#143: The Reality of Breast Implant Illness with Dr. Robert Whitfield
Show Notes

I have had a lot of requests to talk about Breast Implant Illness (BII), so here we go! My guest today is Dr. Robert Whitfield, a conventionally trained surgeon who has spent decades as a plastic surgeon working with patients with breast cancer, who has developed a unique approach to recovery and healing people with these conditions, as well as using alternative methods for breast reconstruction without implants.  BII is a condition where people who have had breast implants go on to develop conditions, such as chronic fatigue, brain fog, joint pain, hormone imbalance, and premature menopause, all driven by inflammation continuing to react to the implant that is in your body.


You will hear more about:

  • How BII impacts the body at a systemic level
  • How other ailments can mimic this condition (and how we go about sorting that out!)
  • Is explant surgery (implant removal) the right choice?
  • How Dr. Whitfield’s Holistic Accelerated Recovery Program makes a difference in a patient’s recovery outcome
  • What you can do if you still want implants
  • And more!



More about Dr. Whitfield:

Dr. Whitfield is an experienced, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. He completed six years of surgical training at Indiana University Medical Center. He remained at the Indiana University Medical Center to complete his Plastic Surgery Residency. At the completion of his Plastic Surgery Residency he chose to gain additional training in Microsurgery and Aesthetic Surgery by completing a one year fellowship.

Dr. Whitfield focuses on providing clients with nutritional guidance, nutraceutical advice, personal genetic predisposition screening, non-invasive, minimally invasive and surgical options for treatments all over the body. He has completed over 4000 breast procedures since 2004 including over 500 implant removals. He has the largest series of explant specimens with PCR testing. While serving as the President Elect of the Research Foundation he gave testimony at the FDA hearings in 2019 regarding BII. 

Dr. Whitfield’s philosophy is that the best plastic surgery results are the ones you don’t see. He also strongly believes that patients have a right to know about ALL their non-surgical options before considering surgery. His goal is to work with you to bring about your self vision in a way that appears natural, flawless and 100% you.


Connect with Dr. Whitfield:

Dr. Whitfield’s Website: https://www.drrobertwhitfield.com/

Dr. Whitfield’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drrobertwhitfield/

Dr. Whitfield’s Store: https://drrobssolutions.myshopify.com/


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The Functional Gynecologist's Guide to Balancing your Hormones: https://lcvjtpc8.pages.infusionsoft.net/