I can’t be an expert in ALL things Breast Implant Illness. My personal focus tends to be on healing post-explant. Please use the additional resources on this page to gather more information with regards to making decisions revolving around Breast Implant Illness and your journey. I hope you find this information useful and if there is anything you would like to see added, please comment below. I will continue to add to this page as I am able to. Thank you!
Recommended Explant Surgeons
These 7 surgeons listed below do explants on a regular basis, believe in Breast Implant Illness, have the most experience with explant surgery, are very skilled, and are committed to en block when possible and complete capsulectomy. They are very reputable among the breast implant illness groups. I personally would only recommend a surgeon from this top 6 list, but I understand that this is not always possible for everyone. You will find additional surgeons listed by state HERE who are also quite reputable. This list was created from countless testimonials from women who have explanted. When choosing an explant surgeon, it is ultimately important to chose someone who you feel comfortable with, who you connect with, and who is committed to performing en block and complete capsulectomy for the best health outcome. I recommend seeking testimonials from women in the various Facebook groups in addition to having consultations with several surgeons until you find the right fit for you. The worst thing you can do is make a rash decision out of panic once you have discovered BII. “Just getting them out” is not ideal nor is it recommended. Please take your time in finding the right surgeon for you.
Top 7 Explant Surgeons:
Dr. Robert Whitfield – Austin, TX
Dr. Jae Chun – Newport Beach, CA
Dr. Lu-Jean Feng – Cleveland, OH
Dr. Victor Urzola – Costa Rica
Dr. Marguerite Barnett – Sarasota, FL
Dr. Matthew G. Stanwix – Henrico, VA
Dr Dev Vibhakar and Dr David Rankin of Aqua Plastic Surgery – locations in Jupiter, Ft Lauderdale, and Miami, FL
Expert Interviews with Sarah
How Humans Heal with Dr. Doni
Some of Your Parts Podcast with Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Learn True Health with Ashley James
The Toxin Terminator (Aimee Carlson)
Breast Cancer Conqueror Podcast with Dr. V
Your Longevity Blueprint with Dr. Stephanie Gray
Healthy Living Simple with Dr. Lisa O
Younger with Dr. Robyn Benson
UNPILLED with Kashif Khan
The Health Hero Show with Tim James
R3 Physio Podcast Interview with Jason Racca
Evolving Ageless Podcast with Michele Drielick, MSACN
Women N Wellness Podcast with Dr. Caitlin
Waist Away Podcast with Chantel Ray
Cellular Healing TV Podcast with Dr. Daniel Pompa
Inner Alchemy with Carly Gallagher
DISC Profiling by Elaine Godley
The Health Detective Podcast by FDNthrive
Myers Detox Podcast with Wendy Myers
The Rachel Varga Podcast
C60 Health Connections Podcast with Jessica MacNaughton
The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T Podcast
Breast Implant Illness Information and Education
Breast Implant Health Summit: A global initiative for practitioners to discuss breast implant issues, hosted by Danielle Valoras and Terri Diaz. From genetics to bodywork, if you care for people with implantable devices such as breast implants, our research, education, and support will guide you in learning more about the related health risks. Sarah Phillipe was a presenter in the 2020 Summit and will be a presenter again in the 2022 Summit.
Breast Implant Illness: This website truly provides a wealth of priceless information, most of which I don’t have the time to dedicate to creating for you ladies, since most of my time is devoted to helping women heal post-explant: https://www.breastimplantillness.com/
The Implant Truth Survivors Committee: The Implant Truth Survivors Committee mission is to educate others through their experiences on the dangers of breast implants and changing federal policy to protect women’s health. TITS Committee is also a non-profit helping women with financial hardship get their explant. https://www.titscommittee.org/
Breast Implant Victim Advocacy: Devoted to raising public awareness involving illness and complications due to silicone and saline breast implants. http://www.breastimplantvictimadvocacy.com/home.html
Breast Implant Info: This website claims to be the most accurate source for information about breast implants so that you can make choices that are best for you. http://breastimplantinfo.com.
Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma
FDA: This is the FDA’s newest acknowledgement about this type of cancer. https://www.fda.gov/medicaldevices/productsandmedicalprocedures/implantsandprosthetics/breastimplants/ucm239995.htm
FDA Reporting System
If you have symptoms of Breast Implant Illness, please report all adverse reactions to the FDA. These reactions can be reported to the FDA through the MedWatch Online Voluntary Reporting Form.
Medical device reports submitted to the FDA can be found in the Manufacturer and User Device Experience (MAUDE) database.
FDA Meeting on March 25 and 26, 2019: The [Medical Devices Advisory] committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the benefits and risks of breast implants indicated for breast augmentation and reconstruction. For this reason, it is important that you report adverse reactions prior to this meeting if at all possible. If not possible, it is still important to report.
Facebook Support Groups
Reversing Breast Implant Illness with Sarah Phillipe, BSN, FDN-P
Breast Implant Illness Rejuvenation and Education with Christina
Breast Implant Illness – The Ticking Time Bomb
Breast Implant Victim Advocacy
TITS Committee The Implant Truth Survivors Non-Profit
ALCL In Women With Breast Implants
Dr. Victor Urzola Explant Support Group
Breastfeeding with Breast Implants
The videos I post here now and in the future may be about breast implants or other educational videos I find invaluable to educating you about toxicity and lifestyle, etc. As more videos become available or discovered, I’ll be updating this list.
EWG’s Video “10 Americans”: Watch EWG president Ken Cook share shocking information about how babies are born pre-polluted with as many as 300 industrial chemicals in their bodies. One of the most entertaining and sobering presentations that you’ll see about the health effects of environmental pollution. It’s not just the breast implants ladies, but this also shows why tiny doses of toxins matter. https://www.ewg.org/news/videos/10-americans
Breast Implant Illness Stories
I will slowly be adding more and more stories to this list. If you’d like me to include your story, please send me the link to your Youtube Video or web link using the contact form below. It needs to be an actual link rather than your story typed out, and it cannot include promotion of products or services.
My Story: https://reversingbreastimplantillness.com/my-story/
Life Since Explant Club (coming soon): Amber tells our stories and there is something so therapeutic about someone else telling it for us.
Virginia’s Story: https://youtube.com/watch?v=Rlz3Y62ZnTg
Ashley’s Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVw2d8RttiY
Charlene’s Story: https://spartaned.wordpress.com/2019/02/13/a-journey-i-didnt-know-i-was-on-a-true-story-shared-by-charlene-sottilare/
Alison’s Story: https://www.sochiclife.com/removing-saline-breast-implants/
Tara’s Story: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFcNMykEXM9X-1rN0-lhL4Q
Nikki’s Story: https://www.instagram.com/tv/Bq5FlVuhxuO/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=iqiqkkppu86a
Jen’s Story: http://jenherreratv.com/back-to-a-b-cup/
Dana’s Story: https://danaklassen.wixsite.com/biiblog?fbclid=IwAR1fQJ3-DWDCpIr03S_ecfIcOv1jq5_SH_yOSmYdxGX3do1YKkQ-GnWWLzw
Yvette’s Story: https://karenmcdougal.com/bii/?fbclid=IwAR1wpWvVQcwGVO6GzIXdPPQELdtR5LVU-biyfl6iiDHQn9OqgGncAwvbcNI
Christina’s Story: http://christinasfitness.com/ugly-truth-breast-implants/
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Founder Reversing Breast Implant Illness. Sarah has a passion for restoring health that has taken her along a path from a practicing RN, to walking away from her conventional nursing career to become a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner, and Breast Implant Illness and Detox Expert. She believes the solution to Reversing Breast Implant illness is about more than just the explant and that we all need to take personal responsibility for restoring our health by addressing the root causes that contribute to chronic illness: toxicity, infections, trauma, and shame. Sarah’s “pain to purpose” is using her personal experience along with her understanding about the body to guide women through the sea of mis-information about Breast Implant Illness in hopes of finding their path to true and lasting healing.
Sarah was once quite happy and comfortable living the conventional life, but she began to look at things very differently when her body started failing her after getting breast implants. Within about six months of getting breast implants, Sarah began to see her once perfect health steadily decline. She began experiencing a myriad of symptoms which no doctor could explain. No one understood what Sarah was going through. She felt completely alone in this invisible illness because on the outside she looked fine. On the inside, the discomfort of living inside her own body was maddening.
Sarah soon realized she was looking in the wrong places, for the wrong things. If she wanted to fix her broken body, she had to stop looking to treat the symptoms; she had to start looking for a cause. It was time to take her health into her own hands and find real answers. She discovered that the root cause was literally inside of her.
Sarah believes there is always a greater purpose within our struggles, and she believes that purpose for her was to learn how to heal her own body so she could then help other women like her do the same. It is Sarah’s believe that the body has an innate desire to heal if given what it needs and she focuses on teaching natural healing principles. Sarah will teach you how to Reverse Breast Implant Illness, take back your health, and live vibrantly!