Breast Implant Illness. Bone Health Connection? w/ Dr. Robert Whitfield, MD + BoneCoach™

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The Bone Coach Podcast Dr Robert Whitfield Breast Implant Illness | Osteoporosis & Bone Health | Bone Loss Podcast

Is there a connection between breast implants, illness, and bone health?

If you know someone with breast implants, or you have them yourself… you won’t want to miss this important episode!

In this interview with Dr. Robert Whitfield, MD, FACS, we’ll discuss how breast implants can impact bones and overall health…

And we’ll also explore the factors that contribute to breast implant illness and what can be done.

Episode Timeline

0:00 – Episode start

3:23 – Dr. Robert Whitfield, MD’s journey

10:45 – What is breast implant illness (BII)?

12:05 – What are the common symptoms?

14:42 – How do you develop breast implant illness?

23:08 – What is the connection between breast implant illness and hormones, bone health etc.?

25:14 – Is there a cause and effect relationship between BII and bone health?

31:15 – What does the process for breast implant removal look like and how can women feel good in their bodies after having the procedure?

40:40 – Where can people connect with Dr. Whitfield?

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About Dr. Robert Whitfield, MD, FACS:

Dr. Robert 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 in Las Vegas, Nevada under Dr. William Zamboni.

He is an Active Member American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and the American Medical Association.

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 Statement

Choosing to have surgery is a major life choice. Dr. Whitfield has personally been involved in helping make decisions about surgery since 1992 when his sister was diagnosed with breast cancer.  Each patient has to know the risks and benefits so they can make and informed decision. With the proper plan and meticulous attention to detail each patient has the best opportunity for a successful outcome in my hands. Patient safety is incredibly important to me and is at the forefront of each surgical decision. After spending so many years training and practicing I only try to provide the safest and most appropriate surgical care.

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