Episode 5

The Search for a Surgeon Who Would Listen [Candice Barley’s Breast Implant Illness Story - Part 3]


September 1st, 2022

13 mins 35 secs

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About this Episode

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 listened to her and understood the importance of removing the entire capsule, she moved forward with a total capsulectomy. Recovery was rough, with an infection caused by drains followed by a fever and a pretty miserable few days.

Contrary to common practice, studies show that the use of drains is associated with a higher rate of infection. Hear more from Dr. Whitfield about why drains are not used except for specific circumstances in this third episode covering Candice’s two-decades long ordeal with breast implant illness and her path to healing.


Hear the first two episodes in this series on Candice’s breast implant illness story


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About our Breast Implant Illness series

Since 2016, more than 500 women have asked Austin plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Whitfield for help removing their breast implants.

This series is a journey through Dr. Rob’s experience with breast implant illness, from the first shocking discovery through hundreds of unusual cases and surprising clinical breakthroughs.

New episodes are released every Thursday. Subscribe to our private BII email list for updates and case reports at https://holisticandscientific.fireside.fm/bii and follow the show wherever you listen to podcasts.

*About the Holistic + Scientific Plastic Surgery Podcast *

Austin’s natural plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Whitfield brings you the true stories of actual patients, navigates through their surgical and non-surgical treatment options, then reveals their chosen path forward and the results they achieved.

Dr. Rob is a board certified plastic surgeon and Austin’s Natural Choice for plastic surgery, laser and energy treatments, and aesthetics.

Visit Dr. Rob's Austin plastic surgery practice website or follow him on Instagram at @drrobertwhitfield

Holistic + Scientific is a production of The Axis.

Host: Robert Whitfield, MD
Executive Producer: Eva Sheie
Editor and Audio Engineer: Daniel Croeser
Theme Music: A Minute Too Early, Arc de Soleil
Production Assistant: Mary Ellen Clarkson
Cover Art Designer: Shawn Hiatt