Removal of Breast Implants – En Bloc Dissection

Breaking News:

 Dr. Barr announced today, Thursday June 27th 2019 – “Due to ongoing FDA and Clinical Investigation along with heightened patient concerns and reports regarding breast implants, I have chosen NOT to perform Breast Implants.

Breast Implant Explantation & Concerns


If you have breast implants and you are experiencing any of the following unexplained symptoms or illnesses:

  •         Brain Fog
  •         Unexplained fatigue
  •         Thyroid problem
  •         Rheumatoid arthritis
  •         Autoimmune Illness
  •         Hair loss
  •         Skin allergies
  •         Muscle weakness or joint pain

We recommend a Complimentary consultation with Dr. Barr.

Every woman’s experience with breast implants is unique to them and the best way to gain knowledge and ask personal questions would be to schedule a consultation with Dr. Barr.

Call for FREE Consultation with Dr Barr – (561) 833-4122

 

Patients requesting removal of their implants need a doctor who understands their BII (Breast Implant Illness), allergy, auto immune, illnesses that have been occurring.  Thyroid hormone, allergy, or autoimmune issues have been reported. Symptoms include, but are not limited to, fatigue, low energy, brain fog, memory loss, headaches, joint and muscle pain, hair loss, repeated infections, swollen lymph nodes and glands, rashes, gastrointestinal upset, weight loss, insomnia, anxiety and depression.

 

Find A Doctor That Will Listen


“My advice to anyone is if there is any issue at all with your breasts, go see your physician, and if you don’t get the information that you are thinking should be appropriate, then go find somebody else. You need to be listened to and heard and evaluated,” says Barr.


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Call for FREE Consultation with Dr Barr – (561) 833-4122

 

En Bloc Dissection


The terminology used when talking about breast implants and scar tissue can be quite confusing:

  • Implant – Refers to the breast implant itself – can be saline or silicone.
  • Capsulectomy: The capsule around the implant is removed. This procedure is usually done when the capsule feels hard or when an implant is being permanently removed.
  • En Bloc Removal: In this procedure, both the capsule and implant are removed in one piece, with the implant remaining contained within the capsule.

Smaller … but safer

One month after Amy’s breast explant surgery, “My thyroid is functioning properly for the first time in years. My hormones are coming back into balance. My posture is better, my neck and spine don’t hurt all the time, my complexion is clearer and I have more energy,” she says.

 

The Choice Is Yours


enbloc West Palm BeachIt is important to remember the choice to get implants and to remove them is ultimately the patients. Regardless of future definitive scientific silicone implant adverse associations, it is abundantly clear some women genuinely feel their bodies are being adversely affected by their implants and deserve to have their concerns acknowledged.  For this subset of patients, Dr. Barr has advocated for the removal of their implants and surrounding scar tissue in hopes of freeing these women from the adverse reactions they believe their bodies are suffering. Cosmetic options after implant removal are either no further treatment or mastopexy – a procedure where breast tissue is reshaped to give a pleasant cosmetic breast appearance.

Watch Amy’s Story – CLICK HERE


Palm Beach Post – “Explant” Exponent. Women Discover benefits to Removing Implants – CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

 

Talk to Your Surgeon


Today people are often influenced by the trends and information that is seen on social media. In truth, much of the information being circulated is based on personal opinions and not backed by scientific research. Although we all have a right to form our own opinions, it is a surgeon’s job to listen to a patient’s preferences and wishes and educate them regarding their options. It is also every surgeon’s responsibility to inform patients about possible complications based on the most up-to-date scientific evidence and do the best job possible to avoid any such complications. Every person heals and potentially reacts differently to surgery, and it is impossible to “ guarantee” the avoidance of every possible predictable or unpredictable complication. Patients need to weigh the benefits as well as the potential risks of breast implants and make their own choices. In turn, surgeons should listen carefully to their patients and help guide them with these most personal options.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been regulating the use of silicone breast implants since 1976. The FDA lifted their previous 14-year ban on silicone gel-filled implants approving the newly created more cohesive gel implants in 2006.



FDA Statement Regarding Breast Implants

Read the latest statement from The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons have been working collaboratively to keep plastic surgeons informed of the latest information on breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). 


Remember, every woman’s experience with breast implants is unique to them and the best way to gain knowledge and ask personal questions would be to schedule a consultation with Dr. Barr.

Call for FREE Consultation with Dr Barr – (561) 833-4122

 

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Available Medical Studies About Breast Implant Illness

1. Sclerodermalike esophageal disease in children breast-fed by mothers with silicone breast implants. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
2. Immune functional impairment in patients with clinical abnormalities and silicone breast implants. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
3. Suppressed natural killer cell activity in patients with silicone breast implants: reversal upon explantation. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
4. Silicone-induced modulation of natural killer cell activity. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
5. An association of silicone-gel breast implant rupture and fibromyalgia. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
6. Antibody to silicone and native macromolecules in women with silicone breast implants. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
7. Cellular immune reactivities in women with silicone breast implants: a preliminary investigation. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
8. Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma: a systematic review. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
9. Silicone breast implant rupture presenting as bilateral leg nodules. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
10. Intrapulmonary and cutaneous siliconomas after silent silicone breast implant failure. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
11. Silicon granuloma mimicking lung cancer. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
12. Neck lymphadenitis due to silicone granuloma. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
13. Silicone Toxicology. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
14. Locoregional silicone spread after high cohesive gel silicone implant rupture. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
15. Silicon granulomas and dermatomyositis like changes associated with chronic eyelid edema. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
16. Demonstration of silicon in the sites of connective-tissue disease in patients with silicone gel breast implant. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
17. Systemic sclerosis after augmentation with silicone breast implants. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
18. Human adjuvant disease following augmentation mammoplasty. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
19. Increase urinary NO3(-) + NO2- and neopterin excretion in children breast fed by mothers with silicone breast implants: evidence for macrophage activation. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
20. Espophageal dysmotility in children breast-fed by mother with silicone breast implants. Long term followup and response to treatment. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
21. Silicone gel breast implant rupture, extracapsular silicone, and health status. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
23. Microscopic Polyangiitis following silicone exposure from breast implants. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
24. Left unilateral breast autoinflation http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
25. The semi-permeability of silicone: a saline-filled breast implant with Aspergillus flavus (fungus). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
26. Paecilomyces variotii contamination in the lumen of a saline filled breast implant. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
27. Microbial growth inside saline filled breast implants. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
28. Detection of subclinical infection in significant breast implant capsules http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
29. Infections in breast implants. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
30. Vertical Transmission of Babesiosis Microti, US http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/art...
31. Current management of human granulocytic anaplasmosis, human monocytic ehrlichiosis and Ehrlichia ewingii ehrlichiosis http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/art...
32. Importance of histological analysis of seroma fluid to check for ALCL. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
33. Promotion of variant human mammary epithelial cell outgrowth by ionizing radiation: an agent-based model supported by in vitro studies. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
34. Implant infection after augmentation mammaplasty: a review of the literature and report of a multidrug-resistant Candida albicans infection. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21717259
35. Stimulation of T lymphocytes by silica after use of silicone mammary implants. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
36. Severe Asia Syndrome associated with lymph node, thoracic and pulmonary penetration by silicone http://m.lup.sagepub.com/content/24...
37. Rupture and intrapleural migration of Cohesive Silicone Gel Implant https://asaps.confex.com/asaps/2011...
38. Lipogranulomatosis and hypersplenism induced by ruptured silicone breast implants http://m.bloodjournal.org/content/1...
39. The spectrum of ASIA: ‘Autoimmune (Auto-inflammatory) Syndrome induced by Adjuvants’ http://m.lup.sagepub.com/content/21...
40. Intrapulmonary and cutaneous siliconomas after silent silicone breast implant failure http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
41. Silicone breast implant rupture presenting as bilateral leg nodules http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
42. Microbial Growth Inside Saline Implants: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
43. Endocrine activity of persistent organic pollutants accumulated in human silicone implants–Dosing in vitro assays by partitioning from silicone. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubm...
44. Residual silicone detection using mri following previous breast implant removal: Case reports http://link.springer.com/article/10...
45. Complications related to retained breast implant capsules http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
46. TILT – Toxicity Syndrome Introduced by Metals and Chemicals including Breast Implants http://drclaudiamiller.com/category...
47. Silicone breast implants and autoimmunity: causation, association, or myth? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
48. Adjuvant Breast Disease: An Evaluation of 100 Symptomatic Women with Breast Implants Or Silicone Injections and a picture of silicone in breast milk ducts from a ruptured silicone breast implant. https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/articl...
49. Anti-collagen autoantibodies are found in women with silicone breast implants. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
50. Silicone Review: http://alt.support.breast-implant.narkive.com/...
51. Silicone breast implant associated musculoskeletal manifestations http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
52. Silicone breast prosthesis and rheumatoid arthritis: a new systemic disease: siliconosis. A case report and critical review of the literature. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
53. Breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma: a case report and reconstructive option. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
54. Radiological trap and oncological precautions in a patient who has undergone a permanent withdrawal of PIP breast implants. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
55. Late massive breast implant seroma in postpartum. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
56. Late seroma during pregnancy, a rare complication in prosthetic breast augmentation a case report: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
57. Talc deposition in skin and tissues surrounding silicone gel-containing prosthetic devices. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
58. Silicone breast implants, autoimmunity and the gut. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/art...
59. Silicone breast implant-induced lymphadenopathy: 18 Cases http://www.sciencedirect.com/scienc...
60. Is explantation of silicone breast implants useful in patients with complaints?http://link.springer.com/article/10...
61. Seroma in Prosthetic Breast Reconstructionhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
62. Severe manifestation of autoimmune syndrome induced by adjuvants (Shoenfeld’s Syndrome) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
63. Hypercalcemia as a consequence of modern cosmetic treatment with liquid silicone http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/art...
64. Endocrine activity of persistent organic pollutants accumulated in human silicone implants: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubm...
65.  The Dark Side of Breast Implants by Frank Vasey:  http://www.nyjsm.com/Medicine/Rheumatology/Silicone_Syndrome_Frank_Vasey_ MD.cfm

 


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Disclaimers:
As a result of the En Bloc procedure there may be negative cosmetic consequences such as but no limited to the following: scaring, contour irregularities, asymmetry, volume loss and indentations.
There are no guarantees that BII symptoms will be resolved after En Bloc procedure.