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24 Hour Recovery Breast Augmentation

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Believe it or not, it’s now possible to have breast augmentation and be back to your activities the next day. Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it?

In the right hands, with the right surgical plan, women can recover from breast enhancement the day after their procedure. It actually does happen, but it doesn’t happen automatically. Here’s what you need to know, straight from a pioneer of 24 Hour Recovery®, Dr. John Tebbetts.

Minimizing Tissue Trauma

According to Tebbetts, a board certified plastic surgeon who practices in Dallas, Texas, there are several keys to achieving a one-day recovery. The first one is minimizing tissue trauma.

Most surgeons still employ either “blunt dissection” or “sharp dissection” techniques, or both. Blunt dissection means they may create the breast pocket with a blunt instrument or their fingers, causing substantial bruising and swelling. Sharp dissection, or the use of a sharp instrument, tends to cause bleeding and swelling. Either way, the outcome is post-operative pain.

In contrast, Tebbetts uses what he terms “specially developed electrocautery techniques” during breast augmentation surgery. In other words, bleeding is minimized at the same time incisions are made. This approach, combined with gentle, precise tissue manipulation, results in minimal discomfort following surgery. For another bonus, few women go home with surgical drains.

Choosing the Right Implant

Another important factor in delivering rapid recovery is choosing the right breast implant for each patient. This means selecting an implant that will create an enhanced figure without being too large. Extra large implants cause tissue stretching—not to mention sagging down the road--and add to post-surgical pain.

In fact, Tebbetts feels that a very precise relationship between the size of the breast pocket and the implant chosen is vital. He uses an actual formula to ensure he is not “pushing tissue, [but] simply filling it."

Keeping Anesthesia and Medication to a Minimum

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24 Hour Recovery® by Dr. John Tebbetts is wonderful news for those considering surgery but who are perhaps put off by a lengthy, post-surgical rehabilitation period.

However, I do think it pertinent to also let readers know that in addition to this most welcome and advanced surgical technique, there is now an innovative new rehabilitation therapy called Deep Oscillation. Applied from 'therapist to patient' or as 'self treatment' therapy this unique approach actively reduces recovery from by around 50%, boosting the natural healing process. This enables the patient to enjoy the results of their new surgery in a much quicker time frame and without a reliance on post surgical pain killers and anti-inflammatories; a welcome bonus to many. Deep Oscillation, an internationally patented technique is a clinically proven and very effective therapy, not just following breast augmentation. It can be used after face/neck lifting, pre and post liposuction and laser resurfacing and many other invasive aesthetic procedures. Deep Oscillation is gentle, pleasant and very relaxing. The intermittent electrostatic therapy is applied through hand held applicators and can be started day one after surgery; reducing pain, swelling, bruising, inflammation, encouraging the wound to heal with less resultant scar tissue. It has proven effects in the body's connective tissue. It's worth looking into on the net, most Doctors and Surgeons around the World are getting to know about this now.

In the UK/Ireland, it is also used for the treatment and care of Lymphoedema, the chronic and life long condition affecting many people and in particularly those ladies who have had under arm nodes removed or damaged after Breast Cancer surgery/radiation therapy. Because of an impaired lymph system, the arm/breast/trunk is affected with swelling and pain making life very difficult for sufferers. Many qualified Dr Vodder/Foldi/Casley Smith/Medical Leduc MLD Therapists now combine this therapy with their skills to help their Lymphoedema and post surgical patients. With Lymphoedema, once the fluid has been drained, it stays out for more longer before returning with Deep Oscillation, a better result than with MLD techniques alone. Patients are reporting less reliance on sleeves during their normal daily activities and regular use has produced softer limbs with less pain. I hope this comment has been useful to readers.

March 15, 2011 - 11:51pm
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