Explant Surgeons

Please find a surgeon who is committed and dedicated to the full removal of the capsules (scar tissue). This is done through either an En Bloc or Total Capsulectomy procedure. All implants should be removed in this manner to achieve the best outcome in recovery.

It is recommended that when you interview doctors you use a Questions to Ask Explant Surgeons (List): capsule removal (En Bloc for silicone and textured saline implants, Total Capsulectomy for smooth saline implants), drains, insurance coverage, cost, scar revision covered in the cost should you need it, pathology, CD30 ALCL testing of any seromas and of all capsules for textured implants, if the implants will be returned to you, and more.

This list of explant surgeons has been created by word of mouth recommendations in the breast implant illness awareness groups and other explant sites. These surgeons were added because one or more women used them, the surgeons did a proper explant, and the women were pleased with their results. The highly recommended ones are more likely to acknowledge breast implant illness as they have seen many cases. However, the other plastic surgeons will most likely not admit to it. They will refute you on the subject, as it is a liability and conflict of interest to their primary business of implantation. They may even try to dissuade you on explanting. They were added because it is necessary to keep a list of surgeons who have been capable of doing a proper explant and have had positive results. This list can be used as a resource but always do your own due diligence to ensure a proper explant – ask many questions, research carefully, talk to other women who have used these surgeons, and request to see “before and after” photos from the plastic surgeon. This website receives no money from any of the surgeons on this list and we are not paid to advertise any surgeons.

We welcome feedback you may have, including adding or removing your surgeon.

Plastic Surgeon Explant List: 

Highly Recommended:

***Dr. Jae Chun – Newport Beach, CA

***Dr. Lu-Jean Feng – Cleveland, OH

***Dr. Marguerite Barnett – Sarasota, FL

***Dr. Victor Urzola – Costa Rica

***Dr. Corinne Becker – Paris, France and Milan, Italy

***Dr. Rita Kappel – Zwolle, Netherlands

***Dr. David Chin – Auchenflower, Australia

– United States –

Recommended:

Alabama:

Dr. Curtis Harris – Mobile, AL  ($4,500 including one night in villa with a nurse)

Dr. Kitti Outlaw – Mobile, AL

Dr. William Hedden and Dr. Jude LaBarbera – Birmingham, AL

  • Upon request: returns implants.

*Dr. Patrick Lappert – Madison, AL ($2,300)

  • Listens to BII.
  • Also does fat transfer.

Alaska:

Dr. Jana Cole – Anchorage, AK

Dr. Michael Manuel – Anchorage, AK

Arizona:

A good number of ladies in the breast implant illness support groups have explanted and speak highly of Dr. Testa, Dr. Taki, and Dr. Maxwell.

Dr. Alvaro Testa – Mesa, AZ ($5,000-$6,500 explant, $9,500 explant and lift)

  • Is committed to full capsule removal and removes contaminated lymph nodes.
  • Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules, returns implants, and will try to file with insurance.
  • There have been many happy ladies who have explanted with him in the Arizona FB group and other FB support groups.

Dr. Raad Taki – Tucson, AZ ($3,200 explant, $6,500 explant and lift)

  • Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants.
  • There have been many happy ladies who have explanted with him in the Arizona FB group and other FB support groups.

*Dr. Gwen Maxwell – Tucson, AZ ($4,500)

  • Listens to BII.
  • Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants.
  • Also does fat transfer.
  • She had implants in herself, had them removed in 2016, and says her chronic fatigue is gone.
  • There have been many happy ladies who have explanted with her in the Arizona FB group and other FB support groups.

Dr. John Williams – Scottsdale, AZ

Dr. Deborah Bash – Scottsdale, AZ

Dr. Carlos Mata – Scottsdale, AZ

Dr. Kimberli Cox – Phoenix, AZ

Dr. Tamir Mosharrafa – Phoenix, AZ ($5,700)

Arizona Breast Implant Illness Support Group

Arkansas:

Dr. Ann K. Passmore – Fort Smith, AR ($4,600)

  • Is committed to full capsule removal.
  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules. Will not return implants – she says the hospital will not allow the implants to be returned – but she can show them to you.
  • She may try to persuade you to replace the implants, stand your ground with explant without replacement.
  • There have been a handful of happy ladies who have explanted with her in the various FB support groups.

Dr. Edward Love – Little Rock, AR ($3,900)

  • Upon request: will try to file with insurance.

Dr. Heath Stacey – Fayetteville, AR

Arkansas Breast Implant Illness FB Support Group

California:

***Dr. Jae Chun – Newport Beach, CA ($6,200 explant, $9,500 explant and lift)

  • Listens to BII, is committed to full capsule removal, and does fat transfers.
  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants.
  • Specializes in explants – has been doing explants for the past 20+ years.
  • There have been many happy ladies who have explanted with him in the various support groups.
  • Dr. Chun Instagram where you can see his meticulous skill and expertise in doing perfect en bloc explants.
  • Dr. Chun FB Support Group

Dr. Jon Bradley Strawn – Newport Beach, CA

  • Also does fat transfer.

Dr. Lisa Cassileth – Beverly Hills, CA

  • Breast cancer reconstruction expert.
  • Also does fat transfer ($23,000 explant, lift, fat transfer)

Dr. Gabriel Chiu – Beverly Hills, CA

*Dr. Charles Galanis – Beverly Hills, CA

  • Listens to BII.
  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: can take partial videos of surgery and takes pictures of implants and capsules.

Dr. Brent Moelleken – Beverly Hills, CA

Dr. Kevin Brenner – Beverly Hills, CA ($11,300)

*Dr. Mossi Salibian – West Hollywood, CA ($11,500 explant and lift)

  • Listens to BII.

Dr. Tiffany B. Grunwald – Santa Monica, CA

*Dr. Roee E. Rubinstein – Thousand Oaks, CA ($8,900 explant and lift)

  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants.

Dr. Elliot M. Hirsch – Sherman Oaks

Dr. Vipul Dev – Bakersfield, CA

Dr. Marc Lussier – Valencia, CA

Dr. Douglas J. MacKenzie – Santa Barbara, CA ($7,500)

Dr. Wally Hosn – San Luis Obispo, CA

Dr. Tancredi D’Amore – Corte Madera, CA ($10,500)

  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants.

Dr. Elizabeth A. Peralta – Santa Rosa, CA

  • Breast oncology surgeon and reconstruction expert
  • Accepts insurance (Medi-Cal)

Dr. Steven K. Struck – Atherton, CA

  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: can take partial videos of surgery, takes pictures of implants and capsules, and returns implants.

Dr. Kamakshi R. Zeidler – Campbell, CA

  • Also does fat transfer ($11,400 explant and fat transfer)

Dr. Christa Clark – Granite Bay, CA ($5,000)

Dr. Robert Green – Eureka, CA

  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants.

Dr. Lars P. Enevoldsen – Modesto, CA

Dr. Susan Kaweski – La Mesa, CA ($6,000)

Dr. Tom J. Pousti – La Mesa, CA

Dr. Michael McConnell – Fullerton, CA

Dr. Yale Kadesky – Escondido, CA

Dr. Paul Chasan  – Del Mar, CA

Dr. Daniel Brown – La Jolla, CA

Dr. Gilbert Lee – San Diego, CA

Dr. Ron Edelson – San Diego, CA ($5,000)

California Breast Implant Illness FB Support Group

Colorado:

Several ladies in the breast implant illness support groups have explanted and speak highly of Dr. Huang.

*Dr. Linda C. Huang – Denver, CO ($5,860-$6,300 explant, $13,500 explant and fat transfer)

  • Is committed to full capsule removal and also does fat transfers.
  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: can take partial videos of surgery, takes pictures of implants and capsules, returns implants, and will try to file with insurance.
  • She recognizes that women are getting better after explants. She said she has done as many if not more explants as implants this year. There have been many happy ladies who have explanted with her in the various support groups.

Dr. Brian Bradow – Denver, CO

  • Plastic surgeon for Kaiser

Dr. Edward T. Melkun – Denver, CO

  • Plastic surgeon for Kaiser.

Dr. Warren P. Schutte – Loveland, CO ($3,500)

  • Committed to full capsule removal.
  • Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and will try to file with insurance.

Dr. Lisa Hunsicker – Littleton, CO

  • Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules.
  • Great bedside manner.

Dr. Jennifer Butterfield – Glenwood Springs, CO

Dr. Hans R. Kuisle – Boulder, CO ($6,800)

Colorado Breast Implant Illness Support Group

Connecticut:

Dr. Deborah Pan – New Haven, CT

Dr. Michael Alperovich – New Haven, CT

Dr. Harold E. Beam – Glastonbury, CT

Dr. John C. Lee – Waterford, CT

Florida:

***Dr. Marguerite Barnett – Sarasota, FL ($6,200 explant, $9,300 explant and lift)

  • Listens to BII, is committed to full capsule removal, and does fat transfers.
  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants.
  • Specializes in explants. There have been many happy ladies who have explanted with her in the various support groups.
  • If you have a complication, a dent, or need scar revision she will fix it in her office free of her charge, but you would need to cover the surgery center fee. Additionally, she provides an insurance called CosmetAssure (free of charge to her patients), which covers any complications within 45 days of surgery.
  • Dr. Barnett FB Support Group

*Dr. David Rankin – Jupiter, FL ($6,200)

  • Listens to BII and is committed to full capsule removal.
  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants.
  • Specializes in explants. There have been many happy ladies who have explanted with him in the various support groups.
  • Dr. Rankin FB Support Group and Explant Page

*Dr. Dev Vibhakar – Jupiter, FL

  • Listens to BII and is committed to full capsule removal.
  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants.
  • Works in the same office with Dr. Rankin.

Dr. Michael Van Vliet – Lakewood Ranch, FL ($6,000 explant and lift)

  • Is committed to full capsule removal.
  • Upon request: will try to file with insurance but only if there is a confirmed capsular contracture, silicone rupture or history of breast cancer.
  • There have been many happy ladies who have explanted with him in the various support groups.

Dr. G. Peter Fakhre – Wesley Chapel, FL ($7,400 explant, $9,600 explant and lift)

  • Is committed to full capsule removal.

Dr. Jason Rosenburg – Gainesville, FL ($4,300)

  • Does a lot of reconstruction after mastectomy (DIEP flap).

Dr. Sofia Kirk – Jacksonville, FL ($6,200 explant and lift)

Dr. Joshua Lampert – Miami, FL ($10,850 explant and lift, $7,500 fat transfer)

  • Also does fat transfer, but in a separate surgery from explant.

Dr. Eduardo Barroso – Miami, FL ($8,500 explant and lift)

Dr. Deidre Marshall – South Miami, FL

Dr. Darryl J. Blinski – Miami, FL ($5,500)

  • Also does fat transfer.
  • Upon request: returns implants.

Dr. Tal T. Roudner – Coral Gables, FL ($3,900)

  • Upon request: can take partial videos of surgery and takes pictures of implants and capsules

Dr. Timothy Fee – Fleming Island, FL ($4,500)

Dr. William Wallace Jr. – Fleming Island, FL

Dr. Abraham Marcadis – Tampa, FL ($8,000 explant, $10,000 explant and lift)

Dr. Joseph Aguilar – Tampa, FL

Dr. Charles Messa, III – Weston, FL ($9,000)

  • Also does fat transfer.

Dr. David D. Rosenstein – Boynton Beach, FL

  • Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants.

Dr. Navinderdeep S. Nijher – Ocala, FL ($4,200)

  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants.

Dr. Jacob Gerzenshtein – Lakeland, FL ($4,000)

  • Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and will try to file with insurance.

Dr. Scott Rotatori – Winter Park, FL

Florida Breast Implant Illness FB Support Group

Georgia:

Dr. Bahair Ghazi – Atlanta, GA ($6,000 explant, $8,100 explant and lift)

  • Listens to BII, is committed to full capsule removal, and does fat transfers.
  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants.

Dr. Carmen Kavali – Atlanta, GA

Dr. Marisa Lawrence – Atlanta, GA ($6,000)

Dr. Eric Odessy – Atlanta, GA

Dr. Randy Rudderman – Alpharetta, GA

Dr. Ed Pittman – Alpharetta, GA

Dr. Kevin Snodgrass – Rome, GA

Georgia Breast Implant Illness FB Support Group 

Idaho:

Dr. Mark E. Freeman – Idaho Falls, ID

Oregon, Washington, and Idaho Breast Implant Illness FB Support Group

Illinois:

*Dr. Florence Mussat – Chicago, IL

  • Knowledgable about BII.
  • Does en bloc when the breast implant is over the muscle, when possible, otherwise she does total capsulectomy. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants.
  • Explant Page

*Dr. Dhaval Patel – Hoffman Estates, IL

  • Knowledgable about BII.
  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants.

Dr. Jordan Youngerman – Decatur, IL

Dr. Vidya Shankaran – Belleville, IL

Dr. Khurram Rashid – Peoria, IL

Dr. Michael DeWolfe – La Grange, IL

Indiana:

*Dr. Brian J. Lee – Fort Wayne, IN.

  • Knowledgable about BII and is committed to full capsule removal.
  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants.

Iowa:

Dr. Ronald S. Bergman – Des Moines, IA

Dr. Lestor J. Yen – West Des Moines, IA

Dr. Mark W. Mulkey – Mason City, IA

Kansas:

Dr. Levi J. Young.- Overland Park, KS

  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules.

Dr. Brad Strom – Olathe, KS

  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants.

Dr. Richard Korentager – Overland Park, KS

Kentucky:

Dr. William Dowden – Lexington, KY

Dr. Theodore Gerstle – Lexington, KY

Dr Janae Kittinger and Dr. Jim Tidwell – Owensboro, KY

Louisiana:

*Dr. Eileen Black and Dr. Elliot Black – Metairie, LA ($7,500).

  • Knowledgable about BII and is committed to full capsule removal.
  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants.

Dr. Stephen E. Metzinger – Metairie, LA

Dr. O’Neil J. Engeron – Houma, LA

Maryland:

Dr. Salvatore Dimercurio – Hagerstown, MD

Dr. Craig Vander Kolk – Baltimore, MD

Dr. Larry H. Lickstein – Baltimore, MD

Dr. Samir F. Shureih – Baltimore, MD ($7,400)

Massachusetts:

Dr. George Chatson – North Andover, MA ($5,400)

  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules.
  • There have been a handful of happy ladies who have explanted with him in the various FB support groups.

Dr. Jeffrey Darrow – Boston, MA

Dr. Melissa Johnson – Springfield, MA

Dr. Loreen A. Ali – Chelmsford, MA

Dr. Daniel Sigman – Stoughton, MA

Michigan:

Dr. Lee Colony – East Lansing, MI ($4,300)

Dr. Army DeRosa – Southfield, MI

University of Michigan Plastic Surgery – Ann Arbor, MI

Minnesota:

Dr. James Hoffman – St. Paul, MN ($4,500)

  • Upon request: will try to file with insurance.

Dr. Sue-Mi Tuttle – St. Paul, MN

Dr. Jennifer Harrington – Plymouth, MN

Mississippi:

Dr. William B. Walker – Ridgeland, MI ($4,000)

Dr. Mark Elliot – Meridian, MI ($5,300)

Missouri:

Dr. Patricia McGuire – St. Louis, MI

Nevada:

Dr. Brian J. Parker – Las Vegas, NV ($5,700)

Dr. Bryson Richards – Las Vegas, NV ($5,200)

New York:

Dr. Eric Mager – Great Neck, NY

  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules.

Dr. Denis Branson – Fayetteville, NY

Dr. Tracey Pfeifer – New York, New York ($13,000)

Dr. Constance Chen – New York, NY

Dr. Alan Kisner – Huntington, New York ($8,000)

Dr. Adam Perry – New Hyde Park, New York

North Carolina:

Dr. Gilson J. Kingman – Winston-Salem, NC

Dr. Glenn Lyle – Raleigh, NC

Dr. Victor Ferrari – Matthews, NC

Dr. Adam Ravin – Concord, NC

Ohio:

***Dr. Lu Jean Feng – Cleveland, OH ($8,400 explant)

  • Listens to BII, is committed to full capsule removal, and does fat transfers.
  • Does en bloc when possible, takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants.
  • Specializes in explants – has been doing explants for the past 20+ years.
  • Does not put implants in, only explants.
  • Has published scientific articles on breast implants, lymph nodes, etc.
  • Has testified to the FDA on breast implants (July 1998).
  • Many months wait to get an appointment (can be 6-8 months).
  • There have been many happy ladies who have explanted with her in the various support groups.
  • Dr. Feng FB Support Group

Dr. Jennifer Butterfield – Cincinnati, OH

Dr. Robert Houser – Westerville, OH

Oklahoma:

Dr. Scott A. Newbrough – Tulsa, OK

Dr. Anureet K. Bjaj – Oklahoma City, OK ($4,500)

Dr. Mike E. Gonce – Oklahoma City, OK

Oregon:

Dr. Richard Busby – Portland, OR

Dr. Juliana Hansen – Portland, OR

Oregon, Washington, and Idaho Breast Implant Illness FB Support Group

Pennsylvania:

*Dr. Brian Buinewicz – Doylestown, PA

  • Knowledgable about BII.
  • Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants.
  • He has been doing a lot of explants. He recognizes that women are getting better after explants. He said he has done as many if not more explants as implants this year. There have been a handful of happy ladies who have explanted with him in the various support groups.

Dr. Raymond Capone – PIttsburgh, PA

  • Chief of Surgery at Shadyside Hospital.
  • Upon request: will try to file with insurance.

Dr. Bryan Cicuto – Lititz, PA

Dr. Francis Johns – Greensburg, PA

Dr. Christopher Saunders – Chadds Ford, PA

Dr. Peter Geisswein – Carlisle, PA ($4,860)

Dr. Emily Peterson – State College, PA

New Jersey and Pennsylvania Breast Implant Illness FB Support Group

South Carolina:

Dr. Ram Kalus – Mount Pleasant, SC

Dr. Tracy S. Harvey – Charleston, SC

Tennessee:

Dr. Michael R. Burgdorf – Nashville, TN

  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules.

Dr. John Moore – Franklin, TN

  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules.

Dr. Robert Chandler – Memphis, TN

  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules.

Dr. Robert Wallace – Memphis, TN (Recommended by silicone toxicity expert Dr. Shanklin)

Dr. Peter Lin – Jackson, TN ($3,315)

Dr. Nicholas Tarola – Murfreesboro, TN ($5,000)

  • Removes lymph nodes.

Dr. Jason Wendel – Nashville, TN

Dr. Stephen Davis – Nashville, TN

Texas:

A good number of ladies in the breast implant illness support groups have explanted and speak highly of Dr. Hubbard, Dr. Burns, Dr. Rodgers, Dr. Straka, and Dr. Polsen.

Dr. Bradley Hubbard – Dallas, TX ($6,225 explant, $8,675-$10,300 explant and lift)

  • Is committed to full capsule removal and does fat transfers.
  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules, returns implants, and will try to file with insurance.
  • He has been doing a lot of explants. There have been a handful of happy ladies who have explanted with him in the Texas FB support group.
  • Is located in the same building as Dr. Burns.

Dr. John Burns – Dallas, TX ($5,050 explant, $10,000 explant and lift)

  • Listens to BII, Is committed to full capsule removal, and does fat transfers.
  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants.
  • He has been doing a lot of explants. He recognizes that women are getting better after explants. There have been a handful of happy ladies who have explanted with him in the Texas FB support group.
  • Is located in the same building as Dr. Hubbard.

Dr. Surjit Rai – Dallas, TX ($5,000)

Dr. David Morales – Dallas, TX ($6,700)

  • Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants.

Dr. Bruce Rogers – Katy, TX ($4,300 explant, $8,000 explant and lift)

  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and will try to file with insurance.
  • He recognizes that women are getting better after explants. He said he has done as many if not more explants as implants this year. There have been a handful of happy ladies who have explanted with him in the Texas FB group and other FB groups.

Dr. Philip J. Straka – Kingwood, TX ($8,000 explant and lift)

  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants.
  • He is optimistic women will get better once the implants are out and will start to heal.

Dr. Charles Polsen – League City (Houston), TX ($6,000 explant, $12,500 explant and lift)

  • Listens to BII – he is understanding and familiar with implant problems.
  • Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants.
  • He has been doing a lot of explants. He recognizes that women are getting better after explants.

Dr. Mark Clemens – Houston, TX

  • Cancer/Reconstruction/BIA-ALCL specialist
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Dr. Shayan Isaddoost – Houston, TX

  • Does en bloc when possible.
  • Also does reconstruction after mastectomy (DIEP flap).

Dr. Fabian Worthing –  Houston, TX ($7,300)

Dr. Kristi Sumpter – Houston, TX ($4,000 explant, $8,000 explant and lift)

  • Listens to BII.
  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules, returns implants, and will try to file with insurance.

Dr. Melissa Crosby – Houston, TX

Dr. Paul F. Fortes – Houston, TX

Dr. Scott Yarish – Houston, TX ($10,800 explant and lift)

Dr. Robert L. Steely – Houston, TX

Dr. Angeletta Brown – College Station, TX

Dr. Elizabeth Bonefas – Bellaire, TX

Dr. Jonathan B. Heistein – Fort Worth, TX

Dr. Shujaat Ali Khan – Fort Worth, TX

Dr. Karen E. Montero – Austin, TX

Dr. David Mosier – Austin, TX

Dr. John McFate – Austin, TX

Dr. Chuma Chike-Obi – Austin, TX ($4,500)

  • Also does fat transfers.

Dr. Robert Whitfield – Austin, TX ($9,300 explant and lift)

Dr. Gary Lawton – San Antonio, TX

  • Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules.

Dr. Chet Nastala – San Antonio, TX ($6,000)

Dr. James D. Saar – Tyler, TX

Dr. Craig Staebel – Georgetown, TX ($7,500)

Dr. Mark Larsen – Beaumont, TX

Texas Breast Implant Illness FB Support Group

Utah:

A good number of ladies in the breast implant illness support groups have explanted and speak highly of Dr. Bindrup, Dr. Hijjawi, and Dr. Crofts.

Dr. Jed Bindrup – Draper, UT ($4,200 explant, $5,212-$6,000 explant and lift)

  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants. He has had some delays in returning pictures of implants and capsules so make sure to make clear with him that you want pictures of them and labeled left and right and returned in a timely manner.
  • He has been doing a lot of explants. He recognizes that women are getting better after explants. There have been a handful of happy ladies who have explanted with him in the Utah FB support group.

Dr. John Hijjawi – Murray, Utah ($4,500 explant, $8,500 explant and lift)

  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: will try to file with insurance (speak with Corie).

Dr. Kimball Crofts – Lindon, UT($4,500 explant, $10,000 explant and lift)

  • Does en bloc when possible.
  • Does a free laser treatment on scars.

Dr. Casey Isom – Logan, UT

  • Also does fat transfers.

Dr. Leland Chick – Salt Lake City, UT ($4.200 cash – 4,500 credit for explant, $6,200-$6,900 explant and lift)

  • Upon request: will try to file with insurance.

Dr. June Chen – Salt Lake City, UT ($8,000)

  • Is committed to full capsule removal.
  • She specializes in difficult cancer cases.

Dr. Steven Wamrock – Draper, UT ($4,800)

  • Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants.
  • Also does fat transfer.

Dr. Bradford Rockwell – Salt Lake City, UT

  • Plastic surgeon and professor of plastic surgery at the University of Utah.
  • Insist and make clear that you want en bloc or total capsulectomy, he is not in full agreement with the need of full capsule removal.

Dr. Jeremy Rinard – Ogden, UT

Financial: SelectHealth insurance in Utah with the Select Med plan has helped cover partial costs of explant for a lady. She did not have rupture or capsular contracture but she did have pain.

Utah Breast Implant Illness FB Group

Virginia:

Dr. Matthew G. Stanwix – Henrico, VA

  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants.

Dr. Chriss L. Hess – Fiarfax, VA

Dr. Michael Denk – Virginia Beach, VA

  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants.

Dr. Saeed Marefat – Arlington, VA

Washington:

Dr. George Marosan – Bellevue, WA ($6,000)

  • Is committed to full capsule removal.
  • Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants.
  • He recognizes that women are getting better after explants. He said he has done as many if not more explants as implants this year.

Dr. Wanda K. Miles – Seattle, WA ($7,500)

Dr. Otway Louie – Seattle, WA

Dr. Megan Dreveskracht – Tukwila, WA

Dr. Michael Workman – Vancouver, WA

Dr. Allen Gabriel – Vancouver, WA

Oregon, Washington, and Idaho Breast Implant Illness FB Support Group

Wisconsin:

Dr. Thomas Kinney – Brookfield, WI

– Other Countries –

Australia:

***Dr. David Chin – Auchenflower, QLD

Dr. Gerard Bayley – Greenslopes, QLD

Dr. Phillip Bushel-Guthrie – Mackay, QLD

Dr. Lisa Creighton – Buderim, QLD

  • Onco-plastic breast surgeon

Dr. Peter Widdowson – Southport, QLD

Dr. Susan O’Mahony – Brisbane, QLD

Dr. Terrence Scamp – Main Beach, QLD

Dr. Nick Palmer – Rockhampton, QLD

Dr. Samuel Yang – Fortitude Valley, QLD

Dr Dilip Gahankari – Benowa, QLD

Dr. Isolde Hertess – Cairns City, QLD

Dr. Neil Allen – Ipswich, QLD

Dr. Mark Magnusson – Toowoomba, QLD

Dr. Scott Ingram – South Brisbane, QLD

Dr. Sheree Moko – Robina, QLD

Dr. Ellis Choy – Northbridge, NSW

Dr. Peter Haertsch – Eppping, NSW

Dr. Simone Matousek – Sydney, NSW

Dr. Steven Merten – Sydney, NSW

Dr. Scott J. Turner – Dee Why, NSW

Dr. Charles Cope – Mosman, NSW

Dr. Louis Wessels – Miranda, NSW

Dr. Graham Sellers – Wahroonga, NSW

Dr. Jake Lim – Parramatta, NSW

Dr. Colin Moore – Neutral Bay, NSW

Dr. Patricia J. Terril – Melbourne, Victoria

Dr. Kim Taylor – Road Richmond, Victoria

Dr. Jeremy Wilson – Mornington, Victoria

Dr. Timothy Cooper – Nedlands, WA

Dr Mark Hanikari – Subiaco, WA

Dr. Mark Lee – Subiaco, WA

Dr. Quoc (TK) Lam – Adelaide, SA

Dr. Yugosh Caplash – Adelaide, SA

Australia & NZ Breast Implant Illness FB Support Group

 

New Zealand:

Dr. Meredith Simcock – Aukland, NZ ($11,500 NZD)

Dr. Julian Lofts – Auckland, NZ

Dr. Stuart McNicoll – Hamilton, NZ ($13,000 NZD)

Dr. Charles Davis – Wellington, NZ

Australia & NZ Breast Implant Illness FB Support Group

 

Canada:

Dr. Aaron Brown – Abbotsford, BC

Dr. David Ward – Surrey, BC

Dr. Nancy Van Laeken – Vancouver, BC

Dr. Nick Carr – Vancouver, BC

Dr. Urve Kuusk – Vancouver, BC

Dr. Michael Jacoby – Kamloops, BC

Dr. Thomas Sinclair – Canmore, Alberta

Dr. Elizabeth Hall-Findlay – Banff, Alberta

Dr. Perron Wayne – Calgary, Alberta

Dr. Annika Card – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Dr. Lawrence Tong – Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Sean Rice – Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Karen Cross – Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Petra Schiller – North York, Ontario

Dr. Frank Lista – Mississauga, Ontario

Dr. Andreas Nikolis – Westmount, Quebec

Canada Breast Implant Illness FB Support Group

 

Costa Rica:

***Dr. Victor Urzola – San José, Tibás ($5,750 for en bloc explant, $7,750+ for fat transfer)

  • Listens to BII, is committed to full capsule removal, and does fat transfers.
  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes partial videos of surgery, takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants.
  • Specializes in explants and fat transfers.
  • Is currently conducting research on breast implant illness.
  • Dr. Urzola FB Support Group and Explant Page

 

Europe:

***Dr. Corinne Becker – Italy and France

  • Paris and Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
  • Milan, Italy
  • Also does fat transfer

Dr. Micheal Saiveau – Poitiers, France

Dr. Heinrich –  Vienna, Austria
(Uses Stem Cell Transfer)

Dr. Margaret O’Donnell – Dublin, Ireland

***Dr. Rita Kappel – Zwolle, Netherlands

  • Does en bloc when possible and is committed to full capsule removal
  • Has published scientific articles on breast implants and silicone.

Dr. Thea van Loenen – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dr. Florine Kingma – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dr. Frank Niessen – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dr. Linda Vissers – Venlo, Netherlands

Dr. Bolster – Groningen, Netherlands

Dr. Klaus Neirmann – Wiesbaden (Hessen), Germany

Dr. Mikolaj Kubasik – Zakrzewo, Poland

 

Sweden:

Breast Implant Illness Sverige FB Support Group

Dr. Lennart Blomqvist – Stockholm, Sweden

Dr. Michael Olenius – Stockholm, Sweden

 

India:

Dr. N.K. Pramod – Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.

 

Japan:

Dr. Ken Arashiro – Okinawa, Japan

 

Mexico:

Dr. Alejandro de Rivera Campero – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico ($4,500 explant and lift)

Dr. Bernardo Garza Meija – Monterrey, Mexico

Dr. Rodolfo Castillo – Tijuana, Mexico ($9,000 explant, lift, tummy tuck including one night stay in hospital and five nights at the hotel on the medical floor)

 

Middle East:

Dr. Ashok Govila – Dubai, UAE

 

South Africa:

In South Africa, plastic surgeons are still new to explant and you need to insist on full capsule removal.

Dr. Nicolette Landman – Olifantsfontein, South Africa

Dr. Carla Norval – Johannesburg, South Africa

  • Does en bloc, when possible.

Dr. Dimitri Liakos – Johannesburg, South Africa

Dr. James van der Merwe – Johannesburg, South Africa (R60,000 explant + lift)

Dr. Paul McGarr – Durban, South Africa

Dr. Bronwen Schoenfeld – Howick, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Dr. Charles Surrurier – Johannesburg, South Africa

  • Does en bloc, when possible.

Dr. Christiaan Samuel Frederik (Christie) Smit – Cape Town, South Africa

Dr. Stuart Geldenhuys – Cape Town, South Africa

Dr. Francois N. Schutte – Boksburg, South Africa

Financial: Medihelp Necesse Package covered a lady’s explant in full when she had a breast ultrasound and it confirmed that the implants leaked. Momentum covered most of another lady’s explant when she had her surgeon write them a letter emphasizing two large lumps. Additionally, the Bone and Breast Care Centre comes recommended for specializing in breast scans and reports.

South Africa FB Support Group

 

South America:

Dr. Santiago Aguilera – Cali, Columbia

Dr. Luis Bitar  – Guayaquil, Ecuador

 

United Kingdom:

Dr. David Whitby – Manchester, England (£2,485)

Dr. Gerard John Byrne – Manchester, England

Dr. Chien C. Kat – Birmingham, UK (£3,700)

Mr. David W. Oliver – Exeter, UK

Dr. Paul E. Banwell – London UK

Dr. Tajmur Shoaib – London, UK

Dr. Lee Min Lai – Bushey, UK

Dr. Hassan Sulaiman – UK ($2,695)

Dr. Awf Quaba – Edinburgh, UK

Dr. Eve. Mitoff – Glasgow, Scotland

Dr. Erik Scholten – Buckinghamshire, UK

Dr. Guy Sterne – Worcester, UK

Dr. Sunita Shrotria – Surrey, UK

UK Breast Implant Illness FB Support Group

 

* One asterisk denotes a surgeon who is knowledgable about BII.

***Three asterisks denotes a surgeon who is knowledgable about BII and has much experience with proper explant (en bloc and total capsulectomy procedures). They are very reputable among the breast implant illness groups.