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October 6, 2022
PODCAST: How I Diagnose & Treat SIBO [Bonus 2]

What is SIBO? Dr. Whitfield explains small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, a common BII symptom, and how he searches for SIBO-related imbalances to ensure patients aren’t going into surgery with anemia. Links Follow Candice on Instagram Follow Dr. Rob on Instagram Transcript Speaker 1 (00:03): Welcome to The Holistic and Scientific Podcast with board certified plastic […]

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September 29, 2022
PODCAST: Why I Rarely Use Drains [Bonus]

A quick explanation with the scientific basis for why Dr. Whitfield no longer uses drains, outside of certain circumstances. He shares his alternatives for preventing and avoiding post-op inflammation. Links Follow Candice on Instagram Follow Dr. Rob on Instagram Transcript Speaker 1 (00:03): Welcome to The Holistic and Scientific Podcast, with board certified plastic surgeon, […]

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September 22, 2022
PODCAST: Finally Finished With Fat [Candice Barley’s Story – Part 6] [Episode 18]

Candice continues through recovery, shifting her focusing to other aspects of her health such as her passion for fitness. After her failed fat transfer, she finds a new plastic surgeon to fill in misshapen areas with only small amounts of fat. Dismayed by remaining skin laxity caused by her years of unexplained illnesses and the […]

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September 15, 2022
PODCAST: Bumps on the Road to Recovery [Candice Barley’s Story-Part 5] [Episode 17]

 As Candice recovers, her challenges continue. Severe adhesions send her to a doctor for scar release sessions, but incorrect practice of the technique causes the scars to tether back down. Knowing a fat transfer is on the horizon, she searches for the least invasive solution as she has several surgeries under her belt. She […]

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September 9, 2022
PODCAST: My Approach to Healing [Candice Barley’s Story – Part 4] [Episode 16]

 Now that the breast implants are finally out, Candice’s focus is on healing and recovery. With the help of a naturopath, her approach to detox includes vitamin shots, herbs, teas, and supplements. She mostly keeps a Mediterranean diet, avoiding processed foods, dairy, and gluten. But it’s the personal sauna she credits with helping the […]

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September 6, 2022
PODCAST: The Search for a Surgeon Who Would Listen [Candice’s Story Part 3] [Episode 15]

 While searching for the best surgeon to first believe her and then remove her breast implants, Candice relied on Yelp reviews and Facebook groups and met with numerous surgeons. Most would agree to take her implants out, but dismissed the possibility that her implants were causing her symptoms. After finding a qualified surgeon who […]

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August 24, 2022
PODCAST: I Never Thought My Implants Were The Problem [Candice Barley’s Story – Part 2] [Episode 14]

 After many years of research, detoxing on her own, and testing for anything and everything she could think of, Candice finally realized her chronic illnesses were breast implant-related and decided to explant. Just the decision to have surgery made her immediately feel better as she set herself on the path to heal. A few […]

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August 22, 2022
PODCAST: 15 Years of Mysterious Illness [Candice Barley’s Story – Part 1] [Episode 13]

 Within a few months of her first breast augmentation in 2003, Candice Michele Barley began experiencing chronic fatigue. Although she had young children, this was far beyond the usual new mom exhaustion and her doctor dismissed her concerns. The first implant rupture occurred two years later while doing yard work. She had both implants […]

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June 29, 2022
How Can My Breast Implants Be Removed?

For many, breast implants are a life-changing confidence booster, but some experience complications with their implants later on. When women come into Dr. Robert Whitfield’s office with concerns regarding their breast implants, breast implant removal surgery may be an option for addressing their problems. What is breast implant removal (BIR) surgery? Breast implant removal surgery, […]

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June 28, 2022
Danica Patrick Speaks Out About Her Breast Implant Illness

Recently, race car driver Danica Patrick, the first woman to win an IndyCar race and the Daytona 500, became public about her experience with Breast Implant Illness and her breast implant removal surgery. On Good Morning America, Danica spoke out on the subject. What is breast implant illness (BII)?  While BII is not an official […]

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