(214) 220-2712
2801 Lemmon Avenue West
Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75204

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Me-and-Kari-BlueInformation About Traveling to Dallas for 24 Hour Recovery®

The processes of 24 Hour Recovery® have enabled us to make traveling to have a breast augmentation procedure done a true reality. 24 Hour Recovery® changes the nature of the operation and its immediate post operative complications and rates of complication so that you can travel with confidence.

The first step is to read The Best Breast 2. By reading this book, you will get a sense of our philosophies and personalities and a sense of confidence in our care. Although you will never feel 100% comfortable until you have met Dr. Tebbetts during your consult, you will already know what he stands for and how he will take care of you.

Then we will schedule a patient education consult by phone with you to address all of your questions and to cover in detail all of your surgical options and choices. This visit is also a great time for us to make you very comfortable and familiar with the High Five® Measurement system and 24 Hour Recovery® processes so you will be truly prepared for your consult with Dr. Tebbetts and your weekend in Dallas. We will ask you to upload photos of your breasts here so that we can see what you see as we discuss your options. Remember, looking at a photo does not replace measuring a breast. It is just a tool to help us better understand what you want and what you can realistically have as an end result.

OfficebldgexteriorSince Dr. Tebbetts’ 24 Hour Recovery® processes allow us to send you home from the surgery center with no bras, straps, bandages, drains, pain pumps or pain pills, there is very little maintenance for you to do – all you have to do is be normal – move normally and resume normal activity. By resuming normal routines, 24 Hour Recovery®, allows you to feel confident and excited about your choices and having this operation, instead of feeling sick and disabled for 2 weeks which is the norm! And in the process of experiencing a true 24 Hour Recovery, you will be able to reduce your risks of capsular contracture (scar tissue development around the breast implants). Having read the book, you will know that you have an adjustment period right after surgery. A time when you will have tingles, shooting pains, one breast that ‘talks” to you more than the other, one that is higher than the other. You will know that it takes 6 – 8 weeks for them to soften and settle and at least 9 – 12 months before sensation issues normalize. You will know that your new twins will be lovingly known as “them” for a while! You will call me and say “They are doing this” or “They are doing that” but you know without a doubt that all of this adjusting is normal – you are just getting used to them and they are getting used to you. Again, having read the book, you have knowledge and knowledge is powerful and comforting as you are living through this experience.

Breast Augmentation Risks

There are basically two post operative complications that are not just simply adjustments. They are very rare in our practice and if they happen- you will know it -you will not have to wonder. If they happen it will be with in 4 – 6 weeks of the surgery, so not a long time to have to worry about it. If it happens, one breast will be SIGNIFICANTLY larger than the other one – not kind of bigger – but enormous. If it is warm, red and you have a fever over 102 – it is infected. After reading the book, you will know our rates and how we educated our patients to deal with this risk. This is the only risk that can really truly make you sick and we don’t take it lightly. If you have a huge breast that just appears immediately and you are in excruciating pain – then we have a post op bleed or hematoma. Again, if you have read the book, you know what causes it and what helps reduce the risk of this happening and if it happens what would we do if you are from out of town. Preventative measures both pre op and post op will be explained to you and discussed in detail so that we can make every possible effort to avoid these complications. And to be sure you have a comfort level about them before and after you travel.

TBBinTimesSquareOnce you decide to travel to Texas, we have a lot of work to do. We will help you arrange lab work, MRSA nasal culture, mammograms and EKG’s (if appropriate by age). We have several hotels that we work with that provide our patients with discounted rates. We have a fantastic travel agent if you need help making flight and car arrangements. We have a nursing service that would be happy to arrange one of their aides to provide transportation to and from our center on the day of surgery and stay with you during your 2 hour nap if you have to travel alone (a lot of times the Hubby has to stay home with the kids!). Rest assured, we have done this many times and will help you make this an easy and relaxed experience!

Once we have done our work by phone and email in preparation for your visit, you would see Dr.Tebbetts on a Thursday, have surgery Friday, be seen for follow up on Saturday morning and then you are free to go home whenever you feel like it. However, we ask that if you are leaving on Saturday that you not book flights until late Saturday afternoon so that we have time to get everyone seen without causing anyone travel delays.

See, once you have read the book, then you know what we know and all of this can come together very nicely, allowing you to achieve the desired changes in your breasts while reducing the risks of re-operation (from a national rate of 25% to ours of 3%) and you get a nice weekend in Dallas to boot (cowboy boot that is!).

We have had the privilege of patients traveling from all over – here is just a small sampling of where they have traveled from to have a 24 Hour Recovery®:

  • Washington State
  • Kentucky
  • New York State
  • Virginia
  • Arizona
  • New Mexico
  • Colorado
  • Oklahoma
  • Ohio
  • Louisiana
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Maine
  • North Carolina
  • Georgia
  • New Jersey
  • Utah
  • Montana
  • Overseas – England, Germany and China


And Texas is so big, some who travel from within it to Dallas feel like they have traveled out of state!

Austin, Amarillo, College Station, San Antonio, Houston, Midland, Wichita Falls, Corpus Christie, Brownsville, Longview, Tyler, Odessa


John B. Tebbetts, M.D., Dallas Plastic Surgeon

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The Best Breast

John B. Tebbetts, M.D., is a plastic surgeon in Dallas, Texas, specializing in primary breast augmentation. Dr. Tebbetts has revolutionized the landscape of breast implant surgery through his 24 Hour Recovery® and High Five Measurement® System.

As a premier plastic surgeon in Dallas, Dr. John Tebbetts has an unmatched track record among breast augmentation surgeons. Dr. Tebbetts developed the High Five Measurement® System which allows a woman’s body to choose breast implant size for her. His breast augmentation 24 Hour Recovery® has changed the way women expect to recover after breast augmentation. Dr. Tebbetts’ method means women can routinely have breast implant surgery in the morning and be out shopping the in afternoon.

Dr. John Tebbetts regularly produces breast augmentation video content. His practice blog, The Best Breast Blog, focuses on breast augmentation patient education. It is published weekly with the latest news about breast implants, both saline and silicone implants, and answers to the most frequently asked breast surgery related questions.

Dr. John Tebbetts is the only surgeon to have a proven zero percent reoperation rate in consecutive FDA PMA studies. View the results of his case studies and before and after breast implant photos on this website.

To have the best breast implants in Dallas, contact Dr. John B. Tebbetts’ office by calling (214)220-2712 or filling out a contact form.