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Executive Plastic Surgery
Breast Implant Illness Support Group
Dr. Khan MD

Dr. Khan's Podcast

FAQs with Dr. Khan Week 1

Questions this week:
What is BII? What is the goal of explant surgery? How do you choose your surgeon? How many women get BII?

FAQs with Dr. Khan Week 2

Questions this week:
What is the Khan Procedure? Talking about residual capsules? Why Dr. Khan doesn't use drains? Ion cleanse foot detox prior to explanting? The difference between a knee implant vs a breast implant?

FAQs with Dr. Khan Week 3

Questions this week: Everything anesthesia? What is an En bloc? What happens if 100% En bloc cannot be achieved? What is contracture? What are the levels of contracture?

FAQs with Dr. Khan Week 4

Questions this week: What should I expect when I arrive to the office? What post-operative instructions will I receive? What pre-operative clearance do I need to prepare for surgery? What type of garment do I need after surgery? Why is compression required? Again, thank you for listening and please let us know if you have any other questions we can address.

FAQs with Dr. Khan Week 5

Questions this week: How does Dr. Khan determine if drains are needed and further instructions on how to manage them if you do have drains? How many patients has Dr. Khan had that had a seroma or hematoma? What signs and symptoms of hematoma and seromas look like? What do I do if I have these symptoms?

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FAQs with Dr. Khan Week 6

Questions this week: 1. When will I get my post-op instructions? 2. Am I allowed to stay alone after surgery? 3. Can I sleep on my stomach after surgery? If not, how soon before I can? 4. When can I drive? 5. How long before I can fly or drive back home? 6. When can I return to work? 7. When can I resume normal exercise or activities? 8. When can I swim or bathe, submerge myself in water? 9. When can I have intercourse? 10. What is the average recovery time frame? 11. Can I lift anything heavy right after surgery? 12. How many times will I need to see you after surgery and how often?

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FAQs with Dr. Khan Week 7

Questions this week: What should I look for in my plastic surgeon prior to explant? Do you do lifts at the time of explant, even if the patient really wants a lift? Do you bill private medical insurance? What testing or labs are performed during my surgery? Do you test for BIA-ALCL?

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FAQs with Dr. Khan Week 8

Questions this week: Will I need any medications prior to surgery? What medications should I have stocked at home prior to surgery? How do you feel about taking arnica/what is it? Will I need any medications after surgery? Are there any medications/supplements I need to avoid pre-op or post-op? Do you provide anti-nausea medication if needed?

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FAQs with Dr. Khan Week 9

Questions this week: 1. Will you be taking any pictures or videos during the procedure, pre-op and/or post-op? 2. Am I able to review photos of previous explant procedures before my surgery? 3. Can I request that my entire surgery be videoed? 4. Are any of my photos or videos placed on social media? 5. Am I able to get a copy of all of my medical records including photos or videos?

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FAQs with Dr. Khan Week 10

Questions this week: 1. Why do some women bruise after surgery and others do not? Why not just in the breast area? 2. Thoughts on post op ultrasound therapy after explant? 3. Choices for bilateral mastectomy patients after explant? 4. What is Fat Necrosis? 5. What is chronic inflammation?

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FAQs with Dr. Khan Week 11

Questions this week: 1. Will all women get BII? 2. Even if I feel fine, do you still recommend I take my implants out? How will I benefit from removing them? 3. Itchy skin on the neck a symptom? 4. What do you do with the excess skin after implant removal? 5. Am I able to take my implants home with me?

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FAQs with Dr. Khan Week 12

Questions this week: 1. Are you a board certified plastic surgeon? 2. Do you augment/put in implants or explant only? 3. What type of facility will my surgery be performed at? 4. How long will my surgery take? 5. Is your goal to remove all of the capsule tissue from my chest?

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FAQs with Dr. Khan Week 13

Questions this week: 1. What type of garment do I need for after surgery? 2. How long will I need to wear this garment for? 3. Can I exercise or lift anything heavy after surgery? 4. How many times will I need to see you after surgery and how often? 5. I have seen some photos where the natural breast seems to sit above the crease? Is this normal and is this because they had very little tissue or no natural crease to begin with?

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FAQs with Dr. Khan Week 14

Questions this week: 1. Can you give some examples of average time frames for healing from right out of surgery to 1 year? 2. If someone is fit and very active prior to explant do they tend to recover quickly? 3. How long should you sleep with a bra after explanting? 4. What’s a silent rupture?

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FAQs with Dr. Khan Week 15

Questions this week: 1. Who is more prone to getting BII? Does having a personal or family history of an autoimmune disease make me more susceptible to BII? 2. Can replacing my implants help with BII? 3. Are saline implants less likely to cause BII? 4. How long does it take to recover from BII?

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FAQs with Dr. Khan Week 16

Questions this week: 1. What do surgeons do with the capsule if the patient were getting their implants replaced? 2. If I am trying to decide if I want to get breast implants for the first time or replace my current implants with new ones. Are there any risk factors for developing breast implant illness that I should know about? 3. What is free silicone? What are we supposed to do if we have free silicone? 4. How do you find out if there is silicone poisoning in our bodies? 5. How can I report problems I’m having with my breast implants to the FDA? 6. Where can I connect with other people who are interested in health conditions linked to breast implants and find support?

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FAQs with Dr. Khan Week 17

Questions this week: 1. Are gummy bear implants safer? 2. Are there any options of implants that are safe? 3. Are breast implants linked to anxiety? 4. How can I prepare my body for explant? 5. How can I prepare my mind for explant?

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FAQs with Dr. Khan Week 18

Questions this week: 1. What are the metal clips used for in breast implants and why do you remove them? 2. If my surgeon isn’t willing to take a video of the inside of my chest cavity to show the entire capsule has been removed, what should I do? 3. Is capsulectomy possible through an areola incision? 4. Does an intrauterine device cause the same problems that breast implants do since they’re made of silicone? 5. Do hip and knee implants cause the same problems as breast implants?

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FAQs with Dr. Khan Week 19

Questions this week: 1. How soon do capsules form after breast augmentation? 2. Can I get needle deflation before deciding whether to remove or replace my implants? 3. Do breasts go back to normal after implant removal? 4. What criteria is required to have my surgery in an ambulatory surgery center vs a hospital?

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Breast Implant Awareness Month: Do you have Breast Implant Illness?

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Breast Implants: The Ugly Truth. Do you have breast implant illness? Dr. Khan answers your questions.

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