I did not want to get my implants out! Sure I had pain in my neck, arm and shoulder. I was nauseated almost every evening. I was also easily fatigued. BUT IT CAN'T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE IMPLANTS... I told myself. The idea of going back to an A cup, dealing with friends and relatives, another surgery, the money and other unknowns seemed too much for me to deal with. Thankfully, I had a friend, who had gone through it and came out strong, that helped me with these doubts and fears.

Almost immediately after the surgery my nausea subsided. The pain is still there but doesn't seem to be getting worse. My mind is at ease not worrying about those toxic chemicals inside my body. My new breasts are small and wonderful...the way they were always meant to be. I feel empowered by saying "NO" to societies standards about beauty and breast size.

Below are those doctors who, as far as I have been able to uncover, can be counted on to remove the implants "en bloc" and to do a total capsulectomy, if at all possible. Of course, the woman needs to check them out herself.

If you know of any in addition to the below, would you please send me their name and address, phone number and package price for self-pay, if you know?

"En bloc" means the capsule and implant are removed as one unit so, hopefully, the capsule holds in any silicone-gel from a rupture or contaiminated saline in preventing a spill into your tissue.

I ONLY NEED TO HEAR ABOUT THOSE YOU KNOW MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO REMOVE THE IMPLANTS "EN BLOC" OR "EN MASSE," A TOTAL CAPSULECTOMY AND ANY RESIDUAL SILICONE THEY CAN FIND!! Many Plastic Surgeons will not take the time and patience to do a good job of explant as we feel it should be done.

At times, "en bloc" is not possible such as for the older implants that had dacron fixation patches that might have adhered to the chest wall.

  • DR. BERNARD S. ALPERT, Plastic Surgeon,
    45 Castro St., Suite 150, San Francisco, CA 94114, 1-415-565-6622
  • DR. MARGUERITE BARNETT, Plastic Surgeon,
    Package $4,225, 530 S. Nekomis Ave., Suite 6, Venice, FL 34285, 1-941-484-0717
  • DR. EDUARDO BARROSO, Plastic Surgeon
    524 Arthur Godfrey Road, Miami Beach, FL 33140, 1-305-674-8586
  • DR. JAE CHUN, Plastic Surgeon,
    1101 Bayside Drive, Suite 100, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625, 1-714-759-3230
  • DR. HOLLIS CAFFEE, Plastic Surgeon,
    Professor Plastic Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine, P. O. Box 100286, Gainesville, FL 32610, 1-352-395-7972 (He will not admit anything is wrong in all probability with breast implants. However, reports are he will remove the implants "en bloc" and a total capuslectomy, if possible; get it in writing from him with his signature he will do both so there can be no misunderstanding plus send him a certified letter you feel these are imperative!)
  • DR. JEFFREY DARROW, Plastic Surgeon,
    Boston Center for Ambulatory Surgery 270 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02116, 1-617-267-0710
  • DR. ARTHUR DEBAISE, Plastic Surgeon,
    Package: $3,585* 1414 Kuhl Ave., 3rd Floor, Orlando, FL 32806, 1-407-237-6398 or 1800 Mercy Dr., Orlando, FL 32808, 1-407-578-0212
  • DR. WILLIAM L. DOWDEN, Plastic Surgeon
    1725 Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, KY 40504, 1-606-277-9435
  • DR. MAREK DOBKE, New Jersey
  • DR. DORA, Plastic Surgeon, Houston, TX
  • DR. LU-JEAN FENG, Plastic Surgeon,
    Package: $4,425, 1 Mt. Sinai Dr., Cleveland, OH 44106, 1-216-421-3760
  • DR. CARL HIATT, Plastic Surgeon,
    500 W. 10th Place, Suite 124, Mesa, AZ 1-602-644-8043
  • DR. LINDA HUANG, Plastic Surgeon,
    Package: $4,200 1575 Humboldt, Denver, CO 80218, 1-303-830-7200
  • DR. SUSAN KOLB, Plastic Surgeon
    (had leaking silicone-gel implants removed herself!), 4370 Georgetown Square, Atlanta, GA 30338, 1-770-457-4677
  • DR. GILBERT LEE, Plastic Surgeon,
    3434 Midway Drive, Suite 1007, San Diego, CA 92110, 1-619-223-4263
  • DR. SUSAN MADISON, Plastic Surgeon,
    Aiken, SC
  • DR. EDWARD P. MELMED, Plastic Surgeon
    777 Forest Lane, #10, Dallas, TX 75230, 1-214-661-7755
  • DR. A. H. NEZAMI, Plastic Surgeon,
    820 Prudential Dr., Suite 414, Jacksonville, FL 32207, 1-904-399-5061
  • DR. HANS P. NORBERG, Plastic Surgeon,
    4157 S. Harvard Ave., Suite 125, Tulsa, OK 74135, 1-918-749-3466
  • DR. WILLIAM J. REA, Surgeon,
    Environmental Health Center, 8345 Walnut Lane, Suite 205, Dallas, TX 72231 (particularly, if you also have multiple chemical sensitivties and/or allergies making explant more complicated)
  • DR. D. SCOTT ROTATORI, Plastic Surgeon & General Surgeon,
    Package: $4,100, 851 W. Morse Blvd., Winter Park, FL 32789, 1-407-647-4601
  • DR. WILLIAM W. SHAW, Professor and Chief Plastic Surgery,
    UCLA School of Medicine 10833 Le Conte Ave., #64-128, Los Angeles, CA 90024, 1-310-825-1647
  • DR. LUIS VINAS, Plastic Surgeon,
    2459 S. Congress Ave., Suite 102, W. Palm Beach, FL 33406, 1-561-968-7111
  • DR. FABIAN WORTHINGTON, Plastic Surgeon,
    17070 Red Oak Dr., Suite 307, Houston, TX 77090, 1-281-440-0617