Recovery Experience from Houston, TX
Going into surgery, I had what I would consider a “normal” level of nervousness. I felt confident that it would go well, but even after reading about the “24 hour recovery plan,” I was still a little unsure. I’ve seen hundreds of patients go through procedures that were less invasive than breast augmentation and they still came out in a pretty good amount of pain.
I went in for my procedure on a Friday morning; I left pre-op to go to the OR around 1pm. After surgery, I went back to my hotel and took a 2 hour nap, as instructed. When I woke up, I ate a real meal and took an Ibuprofen before starting my arm exercises. I was sore, which was expected, but it was no worse than if I hadn’t worked out in a few weeks and then pushed myself really hard at the gym — just a great deal of tightness more than “pain.”
I was able to go to Northpark by 7pm and walk around and try on clothes that night without a problem. I was amazed, and so were several of my friends who have had the procedure done in the past (with MUCH longer recovery times). It took 3 or 4 days before I could comfortably sleep on my side, but other than that I could do everything I needed to in order to get around on my own.
I came back to Houston, where I live alone, on Sunday, less than 48 hours after surgery and had no problems at all getting around, driving, lifting, etc. I would reccommend Dr. Tebbetts to anyone — he knows what he’s doing and has the procedure and recovery down to an art!