By Terrye Tebbetts
Today a very exciting thing happened for patients considering breast augmentation! A California surgeon who tries very hard to emulate Dr. Tebbetts’ style of breast augmentation and 24 Hour Recovery (R) techniques was able to get national television to pay attention!! Dr. Ash Ghavami studied under Tebbetts in Dallas and has tried to translate our 24 Hour Recovery (R) techniques into his practice and for his patients in California. We have many surgeons that visit and say they do….but, do they? As a patient you will still need to ask the hard questions to see if you are getting a 24 Hour Recovery. How are size decisions made? How long does the surgery take? Will there be special surgical bras, bandages or drains or bruising or pain meds? How long has the ps been doing it? Can you talk to at least 3 patients who have had a 24 Hour Recovery (R)? What is their published (or verifiable rate) rate of capsular contracture? There are so many ways to ferret out – scam vs real improvements! Asking about your recovery ahead of time will give you tremendous insight into what to expect post-operatively – in the first 24 Hours and for your life time!
There are two chapters on recovery in The Best Breast 2 to help you sort through these issues….remember you can call it flash recovery or rapid recovery, but if it does not afford you the same advances that are scientifically proven with 24 Hour Recovery (R) - what is the benefit of a new name?? As Shakespeare had Juliet explain, ”What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” But it still has to be a rose, not a petunia or a daisy…… 24 Hour Recovery either is or it isn’t, consumers, patients, must determine the validity of the rose.
I am just so proud that someone got the word out that there is a better way – that surgical advances exist in breast augmentation that will allow patients to change their bodies in a ways that they cannot do through their own efforts….safely and efficiently. When you can truly produce a 24 Hour Recovery (R)- it allows you to do something for yourself and let no one notice – you don’t have to take time away from your family or your profession – you get to treat YOU for a change. And in the process, we have shown with Dr. Tebbetts’ patients that when patients truly have a 24 Hour Recovery (R) - they have a lower incidence of capsular contracture- – - 36% to 1.5%!! This is a tremendous clinical advance for the surgical community and for patients.
When Dr. Tebbetts published his works in 2002 – - over 8 years ago – - he did so because he wanted ALL patients to have a better experience. We applaud the best breast augmentation surgeons who strive for a better level of care and results for patients. But as a patient, you must always be the educated consumer and be sure you get what you are asking for.
After 12 years of standing on my soapbox and wondering why television perfers to show the blood and gore of Dr. 90210…….I am thrilled that 24 Hour Recovery (R) has finally triumphed and gotten, at least a tiny bit of the attention it deserves! Thanks Ash.
About the Author: Terrye Tebbetts is one of the most knowledgeable women in the world about breast implants, with 27 years of experience educating patients and 11 years as a patient herself. For more information about breast implants or breast augmentation Dallas surgeons, please visit www.thebestbreast.com.