Reversing Breast Implant Illness - Resources

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. 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

Dr. Linda Huang – Denver, CO

Insurance/Credit Repair

Anne Ziegenhorn: I consider Anne Ziegenhorn to be the go-to expert for help with insurance pre-authorization before surgery or reimbursement after the fact. I would highly recommend contacting her prior to explant so she can help you get all your ducks in a row so to speak for the best chance of at least some insurance coverage. If you’ve already explanted, no problem, she can still help! Note that not all insurance will cover explant surgery. It is dependent on a number of factors and each policy is different. Her fee for her service is well worth it to have her in your corner fighting to save you thousands.

Anne Ziegenhorn

Anne Ziegenhorn is a former plastic surgeon scrub tech who was misdiagnosed over and over, had organs removed and was given 2 weeks left to live… all due to her breast implants. It appears in her medical documentation she is an undiagnosed case of BIA-ALCL from her Mentor Siltex 2600 Implants. Anne understands from the plastic surgery side to the patient side you’re going through. She will fight for your coverage and is very successful at it. She is typically able to save you between $4,000-$8,000

A note From Anne: “Our organization offers assistance to see If your insurance plan will help pay for your explant through Pre-Authorization or Reimbursement. We will do a consultation to see if our services are a fit for your case ($25 for a 5-15 minute consultation which will be applied to the fee if we go into contract). If it seems our organization can assist you, we enter into a contract. We will be by your side through the entire process start to finish, making 3-way phone calls to the insurance company and doctors with you and more. Every case is an individual and we make modifications as changes arise. We do ask you for a $700.00 Donation Fee to cover our administration services. A portion goes into a savings plan to help another breastie without insurance get explanted. We hope we may assist you on your road to health.”

*If we are not successful at getting your insurance to cover your explant and you have done what we ask to assist in this process, exhausting all appeals; we will refund $300 to you.

Would you like to schedule your Consult? Anne requests you send her a text message at 850-543-0390 with the following information:

  • Name
  • State
  • Insurance Company Name
  • Do you need Pre-auth or Reimbursement?
  • Saline/Silicone and manufacturer (if known)
  • Leak or Rupture (if known)
  • Capsular Contracture (if known)

Then she will respond and set up the consultation with you.

Sandra Ruiz: Sandra is a BII survivor and is passionate about helping other women who are trying to get financing for explant and is willing to work with them on a payment plan to fix their credit and she is offering my clients and followers 20% off her services.

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Breast Implant Illness Information and Education

Christina Roulund: Christina is a BII Warrior and educator. She’s also the Founder of Size: Happy – which is all about embracing, adoring & loving your body! She has so much to offer from planning your explant to healing from within, so please see her Breast Implant Illness Guide, Facebook Group, Instagram page, and website below. She can also connect you with Dr Dev or Dr Rankin.


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:

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.

Breast Implant Victim Advocacy: Devoted to raising public awareness involving illness and complications due to silicone and saline breast implants.

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.

RubyeDreamsAmber blogs about her story with BII, explanting, and healing.

Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma 

FDA: This is the FDA’s newest acknowledgement about this type of cancer.

Additional information:

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

Pursuing Explantation

Breast Implants and Children

TITS Committee The Implant Truth Survivors Non-Profit

ALCL In Women With Breast Implants 

Dr. Victor Urzola Explant Support Group

Breast Implant Lawsuits

Breastfeeding with Breast Implants

PubMed Search Results

Documentation Report By Pierre J. J. B. Blais, B. Sc., Ph.D., C. Chem., F.C.I.C.

Fat Transfer

Fat Transfer to the Breasts Facebook Group

Recommended Products

This is a list of my favorite non-toxic products and products that I recommend for minimizing the kinds of stress we’re exposed to and protecting our bodies. There are a couple of affiliate links here, but most are not. I’ll be adding more over time, but here are the current recommendations:

Bear’s Beauty: Natural Deodorant and Remineralizing Toothpaste. She makes a lot of personal care products, but the extra strength deodorant and remineralizing toothpaste are the two that I’ve tried and absolutely love. My husband even loves them. I’m pretty sure I’ll be using these forever.

Systemic Formulas “WO China Healing Oil”: an essential oil combination “medicine chest” in a bottle. People call it the “Wonder Oil” for it’s inherent properties. A potent “Yang” energy formula, WO supports normal circulation and repair processes, which is why I believe it is a wonderful choice to apply to incisions after explant (and after your surgeon says it’s ok to do so). It has antimicrobial and skin healing properties. It contains Wormseed Oil, Wintergreen Oil, Basil Oil, Spearmint Oil, and Leptotaenia Oil in an herbal base. For now, you’ll have to reach out to me below if you would like me to order this for you.

Systemic Enzymes: are very helpful for healing incisions and breast tissue nicely after explant, as well as preventing keloiding. There is so much remodeling of tissue occurring during the first 6 months after explant, so I used Fibrenza for about 6 months after my own explant and my scars look beautiful and I my breast tissue is nice and smooth.

Pure Form Omega®: an Organic, Plant-Based, Fish-Free, Cold-Pressed, source of Omega-6 and Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids. The Pure Form Omega® Natural proprietary formulation is made up of Organic Evening Primrose oil, Organic High Linoleic Sunflower Seed oil, Organic Pumpkin Seed oil, and Organic Extra Virgin Coconut oil, all excellent sources of essential Omega-6, along with Organic Flax oil for essential Omega-3, to obtain what I consider the ideal Omega 3-6 combination. This product is excellent for squelching inflammation and improving tissue healing after explant. Be sure to ask your surgeon when it’s appropriate to start using this product after surgery. You can purchase HERE.

Essential Fatty Acid Benefits:

  • Linoleic Acid is an omega-6 fatty acid that is important for healthy cell membranes and It supports weight loss and fat-burning, regulates blood sugar, improves insulin function, immune function and digestion, builds muscles and bones, and optimizes brain function.
  • Alpha-Linoleic Acid is an omega-3 fatty acid that is beneficial for autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, lung disorders such as asthma, helps prevent depression and reduce pain.
  • Gamma-Linolenic Acid is an omega-6 fatty acid that gets converted to PGE1, a potent anti-inflammatory. It benefits skin conditions, aids in weight loss, and provides allergy support.
  • PGE1 (prostaglandin E1) reduces inflammation, synthesises cholesterol, lowers blood pressure, and protects the liver. Prostaglandins are also responsible for maintaining electrolyte balance, insulin secretion, nerve conduction, and GI function.
  • Evening Primrose Oil helps balance hormones, boost hair and skin health, and supports rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis.
  • Flax Seed Oil aids in weight loss, regulates the bowel, eliminates cellulite, reduces eczema, and boost heart health and immunity.
  • Sunflower Oil supports heart health, boost immune system, increases energy, improves skin, and reduces inflammation.
  • Pumpkin Seed Oil boost mental health, improves health of skin and hair, supports prostate and urinary health, and relieves symptoms of menopause.
  • Coconut Oil helps fight infections, boost cognitive function, and aids in weight loss.

Purity Coffee: This is the only kind of coffee I have been able to tolerate. I can’t even tolerate Bulletproof Coffee. Let me give you the low-down: Researchers saw that the people who got the most benefit from drinking coffee were drinking a certain kind of coffee. Specifically, they were drinking specialty blends that were high in antioxidants with no additives. Drinking just any old coffee can lead to uncomfortable problems like upset stomach or caffeine jitters (and for people like me, horrific anxiety). If it’s also made with industrially farmed beans rather than organic ones–that’s almost 97% of coffee–you’ll be exposed to pesticide residues. Many of these are known hormone disruptors.

But never fear! Purity Coffee to the rescue! There are a number of ways to maximize the benefits of your daily coffee so it’s not just a way to wake up (which you shouldn’t need anyway). And one of the greatest ways to do that is choosing my favorite new coffee brand: Purity Coffee.

I have had a chance to drink Purity’s antioxidant-rich whole bean coffee over the past 6 months, and I am loving coffee again! Not only is it delicious, but it didn’t make me feel like I was dying (that’s how most coffee makes me feel). Win! That’s probably because Purity hits all the right health targets from tree to cup–organic, specialty grade beans are 100% mold, mycotoxin, and pesticide free. They know this for sure because three different independent labs tested them. And Purity’s scientifically-honed roasting method maximizes those metabolism-boosting antioxidants to over 65% the amount that’s contained in other organic coffees. You’ve really got to try it.

Click HERE and use my code “BII” to get 10% off your first order!

Fullscript: gain access to my complete list of supplements in Fullscript at 10% off. This is a great resource for obtaining practitioner grade supplements. I don’t recommend purchasing supplements of any kind on Amazon due to the alarming rate of counterfeit supplements sold there. Don’t take your chances with something you’re ingesting! I’ll be adding to this shortly, so be sure to check back if you don’t see what you’re looking for.

Smart Meter Cover: The wifi we’re exposed to from our smart meters is a significant source of stress on the body. I recommend using a smart meter cover to protect yourself. More on this to come. HERE is the one I have. They also make a device for cleaning up dirty electricity in your home, which I also highly recommend.

Radiation Protection Cases: Radiation protection from smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Many of us are sensitive to electromagnetic fields. They can cause all sorts of symptoms such as: sleep disturbances, including insomnia, headache, depression and depressive symptoms, tiredness and fatigue, dysesthesia (a painful, often itchy sensation), lack of concentration, changes in memory, dizziness. SafeSleeve is the brand I personally use.

Air Purification: The indoor air is often much more polluted than outdoor air. I recommend and personally use Molekule. Their nanotechnology destroys pollutants at the molecular level. Personally, I’ve appreciated far less sinus congestion since using this purification device.

Water Purification: Our water, whether it be city water or well water is heavily contaminated. My go-to for good, clean water is the Big Berkey for it’s price point and effectiveness at removing the “bad stuff” and leaving behind all the “good stuff”. I used it for a few years before getting a whole-house water filter installed. I highly recommend it. They also make shower head filters. For a whole-house filtration system, I use and love Aquasana. If you have a pre-existing home, just know that the installation will likely cost more than the unit. If you’re building, this is a great option to add during construction.

Blue Light Blocking Glasses: Blue light is another source of stress on the body that can be addressed. If you have any issues with sleep, I recommend trying blue light blocking glasses. Blue light emitted from any screens (phone, tablet, TV, laptop, etc) block melatonin(sleep hormone) production. To prevent this from occurring while still being able to view your screen, wear blue-light blocking glasses in the evening starting at about 7pm. THIS is the brand I have and love because they’re cute!

Skincare: I personally love Floracopeia. They have the most beautiful products with the highest quality botanicals I’ve seen. Sara and David Crow are brilliant! This is skin food that won’t damage your hormones.

Far Infrared Sauna: I have done the research for you. The least toxic and lowest EMF sauna I have found and that is still reasonably priced is Radiant Health Saunas. I have talked with Randy Gomm (owner) at length about these saunas. He is so kind and helpful. If I had known they existed before I purchased my own, this is the brand I would have gone with. My clients get a $500 discount when using my code: ExplantRHS44. I discussed all the reasons why and what you need to look for in a sauna if you’re going to invest in one HERE.


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.

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:

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:

Ashley’s Story:

Charlene’s Story:

Alison’s Story:

Tara’s Story:

Nikki’s Story:

Jen’s Story:

Dana’s Story:

Yvette’s Story:

Christina’s Story:

Sarah Phillipe

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!

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