by Terrye Tebbetts
Thursday is our patient day with Tebbetts and today was a big one! We had a lot of out-of-town patients who had traveled to Dallas to have surgery this week. You can plan and screen and do the best you can do wanting to help someone, but in the end…it is all about the relationship the surgeon has with his or her patient.
We are in Dallas. This lady came from San Antonio – not far – but still….and when it all came down to it….there are other things going on in her life right now that emotionally inhibit her ability to go through this process like a normal patient. I hate to see this happen and it doesn’t happen very often. But when it is all said and done, what is most important is that your surgeon is on the exact same level as you are and that the two of you “get it!”.
Tebbetts measured this patient and was moving on with a normal consult today, but something wasn’t right. After a lot of time, he left the consult room and recommended that she wait. When I went in to talk with her, she said, “You have a very perceptive husband.” I said, “Really?” She said, “He just simply looked me in the eye and said, “What’s going on here?”" After many tears and simple truths, this patient has other life issues to deal with and resolve before having surgery. Dr. Tebbetts – at that point in time, became more than just one of the best breast augmentation surgeons.
I have worked with him and been married to him for 21 years now and he never ceases to keep amazing me. He did what was right today – for her and for us. Good judgement, basic human kindness never goes out of style and is always in everyone’s best interest.
Having someone who you can trust and believe no matter what is priceless in any situation. ‘nough said. I am grateful.
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.