Breast Implant Illness: Your Breast Implant Removal Pre-Op Appointment: What to Expect

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About this Episode

During the pre-op appointment, you’ll meet with Dr. Whitfield to review the surgical plan, take photos, and discuss medications. Most importantly, Dr. Whitfield will cover the ERAS recovery protocol to set you up for a smooth experience once you’re out of surgery and resting at home.

For local patients, this short check-in is scheduled 1-2 weeks before surgery, and for traveling patients it will take place 1-2 days before.

This episode is the essential guide to Dr. Whitfield’s time-tested recommendations for a safe, speedy, and comfortable recovery, including what to wear, when to get up and start walking around, how to eat, and when you can expect to start feeling like yourself again.

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 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