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): full capsule removal (En Bloc for smooth and textured silicone breast implants and for saline textured implants; Total Capsulectomy for smooth saline implants), takes pictures of implants and capsules, pathology, CD30 ALCL testing of any seromas and of all capsules for textured implants, and if the implants will be returned to you upon request. Other questions include: drains, insurance coverage, cost, scar revision covered in the cost should you need it, and more. Some surgeons loosely interchange the terms en bloc, total capsulecotmy, and capsulectomy, it is good to be educated on the difference between these procedures before going into the consult. Ask the surgeon to give you a step by step description of the procedure and make sure you are both on the same page with the terms of the explant.

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. Scroll down to the bottom for an international list that includes Australia, Canada, Europe, South Africa, UK, and more. This list can be used as a resource but always do your own due diligence to ensure a proper explant with full capsule removal – 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.

Questions and feedback are welcomed, including adding or removing your surgeon. If en bloc is done please email a picture at [email protected] so it can be verified and then en bloc can be included by your surgeon’s name. This list is regularly updated.

Plastic Surgeon Explant List: 

Expert Explant Surgeons:

These surgeons do explants on a regular weekly basis, have done over 1000+ explants, have years of explant experience, most have microsurgery training, all are very comfortable with the en bloc procedure and are more likely to recognize breast implant illness as they have seen many cases. They are very reputable among the breast implant illness groups.

***Dr. Jae Chun – Newport Beach, CA

***Dr. Linda Huang – Denver, CO

***Dr. Lu-Jean Feng – Cleveland, OH

***Dr. Marguerite Barnett – Sarasota, FL

***Dr. Matthew G. Stanwix – Henrico, VA

***Dr. Victor Urzola – Costa Rica

– United States –

Alabama:

Dr. Curtis Harris – Mobile, AL ($4,500-$4,700 including one night in villa with a nurse)

  • Upon request: returns implants.
  • Will not do lifts at the same time as explants.
  • There have been a handful of happy ladies who have explanted with him in the various support groups.

Dr. Christopher Schaffer – Birmingham, AL

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

Dr. Justin Martin – Dothan, AL ($2,700)

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

Alaska:

No recommendations at this time for proper explant surgeons in Alaska.

Arizona:

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

*Dr. Shaun Parson – Scottsdale, AZ ($6,000 explant, $11,000 explant and lift)

  • Listens to BII.
  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants.
  • Does a lot of reconstruction and breast cancer surgeries.
  • There have been a handful of happy ladies who have explanted with him in the Arizona FB group and other FB support groups.

Dr. Alvaro Testa – Mesa and Gilbert, AZ ($6,100-$6,500 explant, $7,200-$9,500 explant and lift)

  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules, returns implants, and accepts insurance. Does not do drains unless the patient requests them.
  • Removes contaminated lymph nodes.
  • 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 explant, $6,200-$6,800 explant and lift)

  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants.
  • Also does fat transfer.
  • She had implants in herself and later had them removed.
  • There have been many happy ladies who have explanted with her in the Arizona FB group and other FB support groups.

Dr. Robert J. Spies – Paradise Valley, AZ ($7,200 explant)

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

Dr. Lewis Albert Andres – Scottsdale, AZ ($8,000+)

Dr. John Williams – Scottsdale, AZ

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

Dr. Kimberli Cox – Preoria, AZ

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

Arkansas:

*Dr. Eric Wright – Little Rock, AR ($4,200)

  • Listens to BII and tracks symptoms post-explant.
  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants.
  • Microsurgery
  • There are a handful of happy ladies who have explanted with him.
  • Wright FB Support Group

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

  • 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: takes pictures of implants and capsules and accepts insurance.

Dr. Heath Stacey – Fayetteville, AR ($4,400-$5,800 explant, $6,100 explant and fat transfer)

  • Upon request: accepts insurance.
  • Also does fat transfers.

Arkansas Breast Implant Illness FB Support Group

California:

***Dr. Jae Chun – Newport Beach, CA ($6,600-$7,200 explant, $10,200-$10,500 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 on over three thousand patients.
  • There have been hundreds of happy ladies who have explanted with him in the various support groups.
  • Microsurgery Certificate
  • Dr. Chun Instagram showcases his meticulous skill and expertise in doing perfect en bloc explants.
  • Dr. Chun’s Breast Implant Removal YouTube and Website.
  • Dr. Chun FB Support Group

*Dr. Jon Bradley Strawn – Newport Beach, CA ($11,000+ explant, lift, and fat transfer)

Dr. Charles Galanis – Beverly Hills, CA

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

Dr. Tiffany B. Grunwald – Santa Monica, CA

  • Specializes in reconstructive breast surgery.

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

  • Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules.
  • American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery

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

  • Listens to BII. He is very interested in BII and takes notes on patients who have symptoms. During the consult there is a questionnaire with a list of BII symptoms.
  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and accepts insurance. To have implants returned, make arrangements with the pathology lab to which they are sent after he explants them and discuss this with him prior to surgery.
  • There have been many happy ladies who have explanted with him in the various support groups.

*Dr. Elliot M. Hirsch – Sherman Oaks

  • Listens to BII. He is interested in conducting a clinical study on explant patients.
  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: can take partial videos of surgery, takes pictures of implants and capsules, returns implants, and files with insurance.
  • Microsurgery
  • Hirsch Breast Implant Removal Page, BII Page, and YouTube (en bloc, graphic)

Dr. Douglas J. MacKenzie – Santa Barbara, CA ($8,500 explant, $11,500 explant and lift)

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

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. Khashayar Mohebali – Corte Madera, CA ($5,400 explant, $6,800 explant and lift)

Dr. Brian M. Parrett – San Francisco, Novato, and in Greenbrae, CA

  • Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules, returns implants, and files with insurance.
  • He is familiar with ALCL, has had a patient whose capsules were diagnosed with it.
  • Microsurgery

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. Paul J. Wotowic – San Ramon, CA

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

Dr. Robert Green – Eureka, CA

  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules, returns implants, and accepts insurance.
  • A lady had her surgery covered in full by MediCal with him, her cost was zero.

Dr. Tom J. Pousti – La Mesa, CA

  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants.
  • Please make very clear with him that you want full capsule removal.
  • YouTube (en bloc, graphic)

*Dr. Gilbert Lee – San Diego, CA ($10,700 explant and lift, $17,400 explant, lift, and fat transfer)

  • Listens to BII.
  • He recognizes that women are getting better after explants and is sympathetic towards BII.
  • Also does fat transfers.

California Breast Implant Illness FB Support Group

Northern California Breast Implant Illness FB Support Group

Colorado:

***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 accepts 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. Jeffrey T. Swail – Longmont, CO

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

Dr. Royal K. Gerow – Denver, CO

  • Plastic surgeon for Kaiser
  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules.
  • Some ladies have had experience with Kaiser covering the explant.

Dr. Warren P. Schutte – Loveland, CO ($6,200)

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

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

  • Listens to BII.
  • Upon request: accepts insurance.

Colorado Breast Implant Illness Support Group

Connecticut:

Dr. Michael Alperovich – New Haven, CT

Dr. John C. Lee – Waterford, CT ($6,000-$7,000)

Florida:

***Dr. Marguerite Barnett – Sarasota, FL ($7,200 explant, $9,300 explant and lift)

  • Listens to BII, committed to full capsule removal, and does fat transfers.
  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: can take partial videos of surgery, takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants.
  • Specializes in explants – has been doing explants for the past 20+ years on over three thousand patients.
  • There have been hundreds of 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.
  • Microsurgery
  • Dr. Barnett FB Support Group

*Dr. David Rankin – Jupiter, FL ($6,500 explant, $8,800 explant and lift)

*Dr. Dev Vibhakar – Jupiter, FL

  • Knowledgable about BII.
  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants.
  • Microsurgery – he completed a microsurgery cancer reconstruction mission trip in Nepal in 2014.
  • Works in the same office with Dr. Rankin.
  • Explant Page

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

  • Upon request: accepts insurance but only if there is a confirmed capsular contracture, silicone rupture or history of breast cancer. They work hard to get insurance to cover the cost.
  • No longer takes pictures of implants and capsules due to changes in hospital policies. Does not return implants.
  • Microsurgery
  • There have been many happy ladies who have explanted with him in the various support groups.

Dr. Mark Pinsky – Palm Beach Gardens, FL

  • Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules. He is familiar with ALCL, has had a patient whose capsules were diagnosed with it.
  • Also does fat transfers.
  • There have been a handful of happy ladies who have explanted with him.

Dr. David D. Rosenstein – Boynton Beach, FL ($6,000 explant, $7,500 explant and lift)

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

Dr. Joshua Lampert – Miami, FL ($5,800 explant, $10,850 explant and lift, $7,500 fat transfer)

  • Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants.
  • Also does fat transfer, but in a separate surgery from explant.
  • Lampert Breast Implant Removal

Dr. Darryl J. Blinski – Miami, FL ($5,500, $8,000-$8,500 explant and fat transfer)

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

*Dr. Deirdre Marshall – South Miami, FL

  • Listens to BII.
  • Microsurgery

Dr. Charles Messa, III – Weston, FL ($8,100-$9,000 explant and lift)

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

*Dr. Tal T. Roudner – Coral Gables, FL ($5,000-$6,000)

  • Listens to BII and is committed to full capsule removal.
  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: can take partial videos of surgery, takes pictures of implants and capsules, and returns implants.
  • He recognizes that women are getting better after explants.
  • Is in the process of adding an explant page to his website.
  • En Bloc on YouTube: part one, part two, part three (graphic)

Dr. Daniel Greenwald – Tampa, FL

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

Dr. G. Peter Fakhre – Wesley Chapel, FL ($7,400 explant, $9,600-$11,600 explant and lift)

  • Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules.

Dr. Jacob Gerzenshtein – Lakeland, FL ($4,500)

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

Dr. Navinderdeep S. Nijher – Ocala, FL ($4,700)

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

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

  • He is curious and respectful towards BII.
  • Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules.
  • Reconstructive Microsurgeon specializing in breast cancer reconstruction.

Dr. Timothy Fee – Jacksonville, FL ($4,500 explant, $7,500 explant and lift)

  • Upon request: accepts insurance.

Dr. William Burden – Destin, FL ($6,144 explant and lift)

Florida Breast Implant Illness FB Support Group

Georgia:

A good number of ladies in the breast implant illness support groups have explanted and speak highly of Dr. Ghazi and Dr. Rudderman.

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

  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: can take partial videos of surgery, takes pictures of implants and capsules, and accepts insurance. Does not return implants.
  • There have been many happy ladies who have explanted with him in the various support groups.

*Dr. Randy Rudderman – Alpharetta, GA ($7,000 explant, $9,500 explant and lift)

  • Listens to BII.
  • Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and accepts insurance. Does not return implants.
  • There have been many happy ladies who have explanted with him in the various support groups.

Dr. Kevin Snodgrass – Rome, GA ($5,000-$6,000)

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

*Dr. Marisa Lawrence – Atlanta, GA ($6,000 explant, $8,600 explant and lift)

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

Dr. Eric Odessy – Atlanta, GA

  • Upon request accepts insurance. A lady with Kaiser was fully covered.

Dr. Carmen Kavali – Atlanta, GA

Georgia Breast Implant Illness FB Support Group 

Idaho:

*Dr. Mark E. Freeman – Idaho Falls, ID and Wilson, WY ($4,000)

  • Listens to BII.
  • Upon request: returns implants.

Dr. Linsey Etherington – Boise, Idaho

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

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

Illinois:

*Dr. Florence Mussat – Chicago, IL ($8,200 explant and lfit)

  • Listens to 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, returns implants, and accepts insurance.
  • Mussat En Bloc Breast Implant Removal Page

*Dr. Dhaval Patel – Hoffman Estates, IL ($8,000 explant, $12,000 explant and lift)

  • 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.
  • Double board certified and specializes in reconstructive surgery.
  • Is updating his website to include an en bloc page in reference to BII

Dr. Michael DeWolfe – La Grange, IL ($4,500 explant, $6,500-$7,500 explant and lift)

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

Dr. Vidya Shankaran – Belleville, IL ($6,500)

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

*Dr. Matthew Endara – Joilet, IL ($6,500)

  • Listens to BII.
  • Upon request: accepts insurance.

Dr. Khurram Rashid – Peoria, IL($8,500)

Indiana:

*Dr. Brian J. Lee – Fort Wayne, IN ($6,965 explant, $11,547 explant and lift)

  • Knowledgable about BII and is committed to full capsule removal.
  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: can take partial videos of surgery, takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants.
  • Understands nutriton and detox for recovery from chronic illness.

Iowa:

Dr. Mark W. Mulkey – Mason City, IA ($4,600)

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

*Dr. Ronald S. Bergman – Des Moines, IA ($6,800)

  • Listens to BII.
  • Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules.
  • Bergman BII Page

Iowa Breast Implant Illness FB Support Group

Kansas:

*Dr. James Butterworth – Overland Park, KS

  • Knowledgable about BII.
  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsule and returns implants. No longer will file insurance for breast implant removal unless there is evidence of implant rupture.
  • Focused on breast microsurgery, breast reconstruction, breast reduction, complete and partial mastectomy defects and flap reconstruction.

Julie Holding – Kansas City, KS

  • Does en bloc when possible. Does not return implants.
  • Reconstructive microsurgery fellowship

Dr. Brad Storm – Olathe, KS

  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules. Does not return implants.

Kentucky:

Dr. Lesley Wong – Lexington, KY

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

Dr. Maurine Waterhouse – Louisville, KY ($3,100 explant, $6075 explant and lift)

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

Dr Janae Kittinger and Dr. Jim Tidwell – Owensboro, KY($6,020)

Louisiana:

*Dr. Stephen E. Metzinger – Metairie, LA ($8,000)

  • Listens to BII and is committed to full capsule removal.
  • Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules.
  • Triple board certified
  • There have been a handful of happy ladies who have explanted with him in the various FB support groups.

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

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

Maryland:

*Dr. Craig Vander Kolk – Baltimore, MD ($4,875)

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

Dr. Bernard Chang – Baltimore, MD

  • Works with Dr. Craig Vander Kolk
  • Breast reconstruction and DIEP flap surgeon

Dr. Larry H. Lickstein – Baltimore, MD

  • Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules.

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

  • Does not return implants.

Dr. Gabriel Del Corral – Westminster, MD

  • Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules.

Massachusetts:

Dr. George Chatson – North Andover, MA ($6,800 explant)

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

*Dr. Melissa Johnson – Springfield, MA

  • Knowledgable about BII and has spoken with Dr. Blais (breast implant illness expert).
  • Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants.

*Dr. Loreen A. Ali – Chelmsford, MA

  • Listens to BII.

Insurance: Tufts Health Direct through Health Connector in MA covers removal if there is a rupture or one has been diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder.

Michigan:

*Dr. Amy DeRosa – Southfield, MI ($6,250)

  • Listens to BII.
  • Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants.
  • The nurses at the hospital said they are doing more and more explants with women saying the same thing.
  • There have been many happy ladies who have explanted with him in the various FB support groups.
  • DeRosa Breast Implant Removal Page

Minnesota:

Dr. Jennifer Harrington – Plymouth, MN ($4,500 – $6,500)

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

  • Upon request: accepts insurance.

Mississippi:

*Dr. William B. Walker – Ridgeland, MI ($8,500 explant and lift)

  • Listens to BII.

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

Missouri:

None have been recommended at this time that do full capsule removal.

Nevada:

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

  • He listens to BII and has seen women getting better after explants, however his office might initially try to dissuade from explant.
  • Does not do a full en bloc but does total capsulectomy, ask for a detailed step by step of the procedure.
  • He said he has done as many if not more explants as implants this year. He has said everyone of his explants expressed they felt all the way better or drastically better after explant. There have been a handful of happy ladies who have explanted with him in the various FB support groups.

Nevada Breast Implant Illness FB Support Group

New Jersey:

*Dr. Brian Buinewicz – Doylestown, PA or Flemington, NJ ($6,000)

  • 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.
  • Triple board certified
  • 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.
  • Buinewicz Breast Implant Removal

Dr. John Paul Tutela – Livingston, NJ or New York, NY ($6,500)

  • Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules.

Dr. Renee Comizio – Morristown, NJ

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

New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania Breast Implant Illness FB Support Group

New York:

*Dr. Adam D. Perry – Bay Shore, New York

Dr. Eric Mager – Great Neck, NY

  • Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and accepts insurance. Does not return the implants.

Dr. Constance Chen – New York, NY

  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and accepts insurance.
  • Leader in microsurgical breast reconstruction. She specializes in DIEP, SIEA, PAP, TDAP, ALNT techniques.

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

Dr. John Paul Tutela – Livingston, NJ or New York, NY ($6,500)

  • Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules.

Dr. Alan Kisner – Huntington, New York ($6,000)

New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania Breast Implant Illness FB Support Group

North Carolina:

A good number of ladies in the breast implant illness support groups have explanted and speak highly of Dr. Glenn Lyle.

Dr. Glenn Lyle – Raleigh, NC ($5,100 explant done at his practice, $6,100 explant done at the hospital, $10,044 explant and lift, $7,023 explant and fat transfer)

  • Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants (returns silicone implants whole, does not return saline implants whole, only the shell).
  • Also does fat transfer.

Dr. Lisa R. David – Winston-Salem, NC

  • Upon request: returns implants.
  • Does a lot of breast reconstruction.

Dr. Victor Ferrari – Matthews, NC ($6,824 explant, $11,000+ explant and lift)

  • Upon request: Takes pictures of implants and capsules. Does not return implants.

Dr. Bill G. Kortesis – Huntersville, NC ($6,500)

  • Also does fat transfer.
  • Waives the $200 consult fee for explant patients.

Extra: Dr. Edward Bednar in Charlotte is very popular for fat transfers, some ladies explant and then later go see him.

Breast Implant Illness Support In the Carolinas FB Group

Ohio:

***Dr. Lu Jean Feng – Cleveland, OH ($8,450 explant, $15,450 explant and lit)

“I have totally stopped putting implants in people because I believe that eventually everyone will have problems with these implants, and some of these problems are not easily reversible. Whenever a cosmetic procedure and cause health problems- it is not worth the risk. Cosmetic procedures are meant to improve the quality of life, so if the quality of life can be destroyed by a cosmetic procedure it is not worth doing.” (Webinar Transcript, pg. 6)

  • Knowledgable about 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.
  • There have been hundreds of happy ladies who have explanted with her in the various support groups.
  • Board certified Microvascular Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon.
  • Member of American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery.
  • Published scientific articles on breast implants, lymph nodes, and more.
  • Testified to the FDA on breast implants (July 1998).
  • Many months wait to get an appointment (can be 6-8 months).
  • Dr. Feng’s Breast Implant Removal Youtube and Website.
  • Dr. Feng FB Support Group

Dr. Robert Houser – Westerville, OH ($4,045 explant, $7,255 explant and lift)

  • Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants.
  • Does not believe in BII however someone reported he said he will not use Mentor Implants anymore because of their high rupture rate. He also said once you have the Mentor Implants for six years it becomes dangerous to have them.
  • There have been a handful of happy ladies who have explanted with him in the various FB support groups.

*Dr. Pankaj Tiwari – Gahanna, OH

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

Oklahoma:

Dr. Anureet K. Bajaj – Oklahoma City, OK ($6,400 explant, $7,400 explant and lift)

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

Dr. Derek Shadid – Oklahoma City, OK ($7,000 explant and lift)

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

*Dr. Paul Benien – Oklahoma City, OK ($4,000 explant, $6,600 explant and lift)

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

Dr. Nicole Patel – Tulsa, OK ($4,050-$4,700)

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

Dr. Mike E. Gonce – Oklahoma City, OK ($5,000)

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

Oregon:

Dr. Richard Busby – Portland, OR ($5,200)

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

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

Pennsylvania:

*Dr. Brian Buinewicz – Doylestown, PA or Flemington, NJ ($6,000)

  • 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.
  • Triple board certified
  • 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 many happy ladies who have explanted with him in the various support groups.
  • Buinewicz Breast Implant Removal Page

Dr. Raymond Capone – PIttsburgh, PA ($4,500)

  • Chief of Surgery at Shadyside Hospital.
  • Upon request: accepts insurance.

Dr. Robert Kang – Pittsburgh, PA

  • Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and accepts insurance.
  • Microsurgery fellowship

Dr. Simona Pautler – McMurray, PA

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

Dr. Emily Peterson – State College, PA

  • Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and accepts insurance.

Dr. Francis Johns – Greensburg, PA ($4,950 explant, $6,990 explant and lift)

  • Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules. Does not return implants.

New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania Breast Implant Illness FB Support Group

South Carolina:

Dr. Tracy S. Harvey – Charleston, SC ($4,800 explant, $5,200 explant and lift)

Dr. Clayton Crantford – Charleston, SC ($5,400)

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

Breast Implant Illness Support In the Carolinas FB Group

Tennessee:

Dr. Jason Wendel – Nashville, TN ($4,000 explant, $8,000 explant and lift, $10,000 explant, lift, and areolas made smaller)

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

Dr. Robert Chandler – Memphis, TN ($4,500 – $5,500)

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

Dr. Michael R. Burgdorf – Nashville, TN

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

Dr. Melinda Haws – Nashville, TN ($6,900 explant and lift)

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

Dr. John B. Summitt – Nashville, TN ($5,000)

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

Dr. John Moore – Franklin, TN

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

Dr. Murphy Garnett – Memphis, TN

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

Dr. Steven J. Smith – Knoxville, TN ($8,500)

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

Texas:

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

Dr. Bradley Hubbard – Dallas, TX ($6,400 explant, $8,675-$10,300 explant and lift, $8,000-$10,100 explant and fat transfer)

  • 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 files with insurance if there is ruptured silicone breast implants or a history of breast cancer.
  • 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-$11,500 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.
  • He has been doing a lot of explants. He recognizes that women are getting better after explants. There have been many happy ladies who have explanted with him in the various FB support groups. He has told a lady, “I have done 1,000s of women and not one has come back and said they wanted their implants again. You will feel better, just give yourself 3-4 months!”
  • Is located in the same building as Dr. Hubbard and is a little bit less expensive.
  • Dr. Burns FB Support Group

*Dr. Surjit Rai – Dallas, TX ($5,500-$7,800 explant and pathology, $8,600-$9,300 explant and lift, $10,000 explant, lift, and reduction)

  • Listens to BII and is committed to full capsule removal.
  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules, returns implants, and accepts insurance.
  • Dr. Rai FB Support Group

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, $7,000 – $8,000 explant and lift)

  • Listens to BII and is committed to full capsule removal.
  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules, returns implants, and accepts 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 many happy ladies who have explanted with him in the various FB support groups, including over 50 positive explant reviews of him.
  • Dr. Rodgers FB Support Group

*Dr. Philip J. Straka – Kingwood, TX ($5,200-$5,900 explant, $8,000 explant and lift)

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

*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, returns implants, and accepts insurance. To get the implants back you need to speak to his nurse and request the form, then you can go to pathology and pick them up.
  • He recognizes that women are getting better after explants.

Dr. Mark Clemens – Houston, TX

  • Specializes in microsurgery, breast reconstruction, and BIA-ALCL research.
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants.
  • He is a leading researcher on BIA-ALCL along with pathologist Dr. Roberto Miranda and surgeon Dr. Charles E. Butler.
  • He mostly only takes cancer related surgeries and women who have a BIA-ALCL diagnosis. BIA-ALCL usually presents as unilateral breast swelling. Prior to explant, an ALCL diagnosis can be made by detecting fluid buildup between the implant and capsule through an ultrasound or MRI. That fluid can then be aspirated and tested for CD30 immunohistochemistry.

Dr. Melissa Crosby – Houston, TX

  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules, returns implants, and accepts insurance.
  • Specializes in reconstructive surgery and is well known in the breast reconstruction community. She used to work for MD Anderson before opening her own practice.
  • Microsurgery

Dr. Shayan Izaddoost – Houston, TX

  • Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and accepts insurance. The insurance specialist at Baylor can help you with the insurance process.
  • He believes in full capsule removal and has had to remove capsules from patients of other doctors who only removed the implants.
  • Also does reconstruction after mastectomy (DIEP flap).

*Dr. Kristi Sumpter – Houston, TX ($5,100-$5,600 explant, $8,200-$9,100 explant and lift)

  • Listens to BII.
  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules, returns implants, and accepts insurance.
  • Also does fat transfer.

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

  • Upon request: returns implants.

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

  • During the 1990s he testified he did removals for at least a thousand women. He came recommended from women in the older breast implant illness forums.
  • Listed on his website: “For patients interested in removing breast implants due to shoulder and back pain or breast pain, these surgeries may be considered corrective and covered by insurance. … He served as expert witness in many cases filed against Dow Chemical after the FDA ruled that silicone would be made unavailable for breast implants in 1992.”

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

Texas Breast Implant Illness FB Support Group

Utah:

Dr. John Hijjawi – Murray, Utah ($4,800 explant, $8,500 explant and lift)

  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and accepts insurance (speak with Corie).

Dr. Kimball Crofts – Lindon, UT($4,500 explant, $8-10,000 explant and lift)

  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants.
  • Does a free laser treatment on scars.

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • He is very supportive, compassionate, and understanding of BII. He is dedicated to taking great care of those with BII inside and outside of the operating room. Additionally, he is conducting research on women who are explanting.
  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules, returns implants, and accepts insurance.
  • Microsurgeon
  • There have been many happy ladies who have explanted with him in the various FB support groups.
  • Stanwix FB Support Group
  • Stanwix Instagram
  • Stanwix Breast Implant Removal Page:

“Dr Stanwix wants you to know you are not alone. Breast implant related illness is a health issue that is often overlooked. Many women are often misdiagnosed with other diseases that have similar symptoms and do not realize that their symptoms and health issues can be related to their body’s reaction to their implants. Dr. Matthew G. Stanwix, MD, FACS is a highly sought after surgeon in breast implant removal. He not only has the highest of expertise in implant removal, but he is compassionate to his patients and passionate about this topic.”

*Dr. Christopher L. Hess – Fiarfax, VA ($5,600)

  • Listens to BII and is committed to full capsule removal.
  • Upon request: returns implants.
  • There have been a handful of happy ladies who have explanted with him in the various FB support groups.
  • He recognizes the importance of full capsule removal and that women are getting better after explants. He is sympathetic towards BII.

Dr. Christopher Campbell – Charlottesville, VA

  • University of Virginia
  • Upon request: accepts insurance.
  • Microsurgery Fellowship
  • Specializes in reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery, microsurgery and general cancer reconstruction.

Washington:

Dr. George Marosan – Bellevue, WA ($6,000-$7,200)

  • Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants.
  • There have been many happy ladies who have explanted with him in the various support groups.
  • 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 explant, $10,800 explant and lift)

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

Dr. Otway Louie – Seattle, WA

  • Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules, returns implants, and accepts insurance.
  • Microsurgery Fellowship

Dr. Allen Gabriel – Vancouver, WA

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

Dr. Michael Workman – Vancouver, WA

Dr. Megan Dreveskracht – Tukwila, WA ($6,000)

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

Wisconsin:

Dr. Venkat Rao – Madison, WI ($2,655)

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

Dr. Thomas Kinney – Brookfield, WI ($4,100-$6,400)

  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules and returns implants.
  • Specializes in breast reconstruction, has performed over 1,000 DIEP flap procedures.

Dr. Joesph Rucker – Eau Claire, WI ($4,400)

Dr. Michelle Bonness – Brookfield, WI

Wyoming

*Dr. Mark E. Freeman – Idaho Falls, ID and Wilson, WY ($4,000)

  • Listens to BII.
  • Upon request: returns implants.

– Other Countries –

Australia:

Australia & NZ Breast Implant Illness FB Support Group

Dr. David Chin – Auchenflower, QLD

  • Popular in Australia for explants.

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. Paul Belt – Fortitude Valley, QLD

Dr. Ben Green – Brisbane, QLD

Dr. Nick Palmer – Rockhampton, QLD

Dr. Samuel Yang – Fortitude Valley, QLD

Dr. Matthew Peters – Fortitude Valley, QLD

Dr. Isolde Hertess – Cairns City, QLD

Dr. Scott Ingram – South Brisbane, QLD

Dr. Ellis Choy – Northbridge, NSW

Dr. Peter Haertsch – Eppping, NSW

Dr. Steven Merten – Sydney, NSW

Dr. Ross Farhadieh – Sydney, NSW

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

Dr. Scott J. Turner – Dee Why, NSW

Dr. Louis Wessels – Miranda, NSW

Dr. Gary Avery – Newcastle, NSW

Dr. Katrina Read – Melbourne, Victoria

Dr. Nataliie Ngan – Melbourne, Victoria

Dr. Mansoor Mirkazimi – Melbourne, Victoria

Dr. Jeremy Wilson – Mornington, Victoria

Dr. Gillian Farrell – Brighton, Victoria

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

Dr. Timothy Cooper – Nedlands, WA

Dr. Tony Connell – Perth, WA

Dr. Rohan Page – Perth, WA

Dr. Mark Lee – Subiaco, WA

Dr. Quoc (TK) Lam – Adelaide, SA

Dr. Yugosh Caplash – Adelaide, SA

Dr. Rodney Cooper – Adelaide, SA

 

New Zealand:

Australia & NZ Breast Implant Illness FB Support Group

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

Dr. David Glasson – Wellington, NZ

 

Canada:

Canada Breast Implant Illness FB Support Group

Toronto/Ontario Breast Implant Illness FB Support Group

Dr. Pierre Blais, Canadian chemist and breast implant expert who has been analyzing breast implants and capsules in his lab for 30+ years, recommends Dr. Petra Schiller and Dr. Frederic Croteau in Canada. Ultimately though he believes the U.S. top explant experts have the most experience.

Dr. Andreas Nikolis – Westmount, Quebec

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

Dr. Frederic Croteau – Sherbrooke, Quebec

  • Does en bloc when possible.

*Dr. Aaron Brown – Abbotsford, BC ($7,250)

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

Dr. David Ward – Surrey, BC

Dr. Nancy Van Laeken – Vancouver, BC

Dr. Nick Carr – Vancouver, BC

  • Microsurgery

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. Leonard Harris – Burlington, Ontario

  • A lady had it covered by OHIP

Dr. Sean Rice – Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Karen Cross – Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Petra Schiller – North York, Ontario

  • Does en bloc when possible.

Dr. Frank Lista – Mississauga, Ontario

 

Costa Rica:

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

 

Europe:

Dr. Corinne Becker – Italy and France

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

*Dr. Rita Kappel – Zwolle, Netherlands (€3,500)

  • Listens to BII.
  • Does en bloc when possible.
  • Has published scientific articles on breast implants and silicone.
  • Has done research on implants making women sick.

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. Pierre Nahon – Paris, France and Geneva, Switzerland

  • Believes the capsules should be removed and sends to pathology.

Dr. Micheal Saiveau – Poitiers, France

Dr. Christophe Grinfeder – Bordeaux, France

Hopital Tenon – Chirurgie plastique, reconstructive, esthétique, microchirurgie et régénération tissulaire – Paris, France

*Dr. Markus-Johannes Handl – Vienna, Austria

  • Listens to BII. A lady who explanted with him reported he did believe her symptoms could be from the implants as part of an allergy and autoimmune response.
  • Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules.

Dr. Bianca Baican – Frankfurt, Germany

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

Dr. Nadeem Ajmal – Dublin, Ireland  (€4,300)

  • Upon request: returns implants.
  • Breast cancer and reconstruction specialist.

Dr. Mikolaj Kubasik – Zakrzewo, Poland

  • Has had a patient with rheumatoid arthritis improve after explant, therefore he has some awareness of the benefits of explant.
  • Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules.

Dr. Denis Pominchuk – Kiev, Ukraine

Dr. Demetris Stavrou – Nicosia, Cyprus

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

 

Sweden:

Breast Implant Illness Sverige FB Support Group

Dr. Lennart Blomqvist – Stockholm, Sweden

Dr. Michael Olenius – Stockholm, Sweden

Dr. Oya Kocabalkan – Stockholm, Sweden

 

India:

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

 

Japan:

Dr. Ken Arashiro – Okinawa, Japan

 

Malaysia:

Dr. Yap Lok Huei – Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia (RM 30,000, about $7,300 including one night stay in single suite)

 

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:

South Africa FB Support Group

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

Dr. Dimitri Liakos – Johannesburg, South Africa (R45,000 explant, R65,000 explant and lift)

  • A handful of ladies in South Africa have explanted and speak highly of Dr. Liakos.
  • Plastic and reconstructive microsurgeon

Dr. Carla Norval – Johannesburg, South Africa (R32,000)

  • Upon request: accepts insurance.
  • She does a good job but you need to insist on full capsule remvoval with her.

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

Dr. Charles Serrurier – Johannesburg, South Africa

Dr. Bronwen Schoenfeld – Howick, South Africa (R60,000 explant, R65,000 explant and lift)

  • A handful of ladies in South Africa have explanted and speak highly of Dr. Schoenfeld.

Dr. Nicolette Landman – Olifantsfontein, South Africa

Dr. Chris van der Walt – Port Elizabeth, South Africa (R40,000 explant and fat transfer, no lift)

Dr. Paul McGarr – Durban, South Africa (R60,000 explant and lift)

Dr. Christiaan Samuel Frederik (Christie) Smit – Cape Town, South Africa (R61,800)

Dr. Stuart Geldenhuys – Cape Town, South Africa (R32,000)

South Africa explant insurance coverage:

Medihelp Necesse Package covered a lady’s explant in full when she had a breast ultrasound and it confirmed that the implants leaked, as a note it took three ultrasounds to finally detect the leak. 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. See the insurance page for codes to submit to insurance, South Africa uses the same ones as the U.S.

 

South America:

Breast Implants Illness (Doença Prótese Mamária) Brasil

Dr. Susana Margarita Correa Gutierrez – Bogata, Columbia ($3,600)

  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules.
  • A top surgeon in Columbia for breast cancer reconstruction

Dr. Santiago Aguilera – Cali, Columbia

Dr. Luis Bitar  – Guayaquil, Ecuador

 

United Kingdom:

UK Breast Implant Illness FB Support Group

Popular for explant in the UK are Dr. Whitby and Dr. Sterne, they have explanted many ladies and come highly recommended.

Dr. David Whitby – Manchester, England (£2,500)

  • Popular in the UK for explant, there are many happy ladies who have explanted with him.
  • Optional to stay overnight at the hospital for around £400.

Dr. Guy Sterne – Worcester, UK

  • Does en bloc when possible. Upon request: takes pictures of implants and capsules.
  • Popular in the UK for explant, there are many happy ladies who have explanted with him.

Dr. Gerard John Byrne – Manchester, England

Dr. Paul E. Banwell – London UK

Dr. Tajmur Shoaib – London, UK

Dr. Erik Scholten – Buckinghamshire, UK

Dr. Lee Min Lai – Bushey, UK

Dr. Sunita Shrotria – Surrey, UK

Dr. John A. Pereira – Kent, UK

Dr. David W. Oliver – Exeter, UK

Dr. Robert Morris – Plymouth, UK

Dr. Hassan Sulaiman – UK ($2,695)

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

Dr. Awf Quaba – Edinburgh, UK

Dr. Eve. Mitoff – Glasgow, Scotland

UK explant insurance coverage:

Some ladies have had success with having the NHS cover their explant. One lady went to her doctor and explained the pain and discomfort she was in and was referred to a hospital breast clinic where she then had her explant. In consideration of this option, please ensure full capsule removal.