I have been meaning to send you an email all week. Sorry it has taken me so long to check in. My healing has been nothing short of awesome. Please tell Dr. Tebbetts that he is truly an artist!!!! His work is amazing. I am thrilled with the size of my breast. Just as you promised, they are perfect!!! You, Dr. Tebbetts, and your staff have been amazing and I have been blessed to have been a patient there with you all. I cannot wait to visit again next year for a follow-up appointment and only wish that I was closer so that I could see y'all more often. If you have any out-of-town patients that want to talk with someone who has been a part of Dr. Tebbetts' 24 hour rapid recovery, please feel free to give them my name and number. It has been a privilege to be patient of Dr. Tebbetts!!!!
Hello. I just wanted to check in with the office. Today is my six week point and I want to make sure I am good to move on without restrictions. I believe I can now....swim, tan, anything else? Can I wear an under-wire bra, or should I wait three months for that. Also, when would you like me to come back into the office for a follow up?
I also just wanted to tell you how wonderful everything has gone! I am still amazed that I had implant surgery and that it was only six weeks ago! I have had no problems at all. My kids didn't even know that I had undergone major surgery. I was able to pick up the two year old right away and simply side tracked the question with my 3 and half year old. It was so easy! Both my husband and I are very pleased with the results! Dr. Tebbetts is a genius and so very talented. My scar is minimal and my size is perfect! I never imagined, in my last 15 years of life as I dreamed about a chest, that it would be this easy and perfect! I feel very blessed to have found you, Dr. Tebbetts, and the rest of the staff! I guess I should be thankful for Google as well, since it lead the way:) You all really are making dreams come true in the most realistic and natural way possible! I want to tell everyone about it....but then don't want to reveal my secret to perfect strangers!
That is my summary. All is great, tightness almost gone, no pangs of pain. They look great and are starting to feel like mine!
I want to send belated but sincere holiday wishes to you and Dr. Tebbetts, with a great big thank you to you and your whole team for an amazing transformational surgery experience thus far. I enjoy consulting your magnificent book nearly daily as my guide for continued recovery. That brilliant book is worth its weight in gold--each time I pick it up, I find new wisdom contained within.
I am feeling really well, having enjoyed a true 24 hour recovery, as well as a fabulous time in Dallas/Fort Worth. Thank you for accommodating my advance request to schedule a surgery date during time off from work that would allow for travel and sight-seeing, too. Not sure how I'd feel afterwards, I was amazed to really feel like going out and doing things right from the evening following surgery. My husband and I loved exploring the area each day we were there, including going to Northpark Mall the evening of surgery. We actually succeeded in leaving home for a "vacation" in Dallas/Fort Worth, and returned home with no one the wiser! We even saw old friends while there who never realized I was 48 hours post surgery!
I regard my decision for BA to be a deeply personal and private choice, representing fulfillment of my desire for a "normal" appearance-one substantially unchanged to most people because of the amount of padding I had always previously worn. The only people to whom I have chosen to disclose my BA are my husband, my two daughters, my physician and a close friend.
From the start of this journey my husband has been such a tremendous support and helper for me, providing a nice role reversal/rebalancing in our relationship. We are both EXTREMELY pleased with my results already. Whatever "dropping and fluffing" happens will just be icing on the cake! Over the weekend my husband and I saw the movie "Burlesque". For the first time I was able to feel joy instead of shame, realizing, "Hey, I've got a pair of breasts, too!"
It is absolutely liberating for me to be able to wear clothes I already own without having to put on my padded bra "armor" (which was actually less natural than BA, in my opinion). Thus far since my BA I have gone braless or worn a camisole and my shape is already amazing. Believe me, I would never have dared going braless before, without drawing stares at my notably "concave" appearance. It is now fun to contemplate future shopping adventures! Having womanly proportional breasts unleashes in me a sense of liberation and confidence that I can't find words to adequately express (rare for me!). BA truly is a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual experience that I profoundly appreciate in unexpected ways. I expect that you know better than I do, just how important your work is in helping women to achieve transformation that allows their inner and external self images to match up.
All along I have believed that my BA process would unfold if and how it was supposed to, with my responsibility being just to do my part--"Nothing ventured, nothing gained". As I waited pre-op I intentionally chilled out, praying and meditating on that belief. I was very happy and relieved when it all went so extremely well. I hope that my process of physical recovery continues as it has to date. I am following your instructions closely and doing everything possible in hopes of avoiding problems over time.
My gratitude for your work is immeasurable! I want to encourage you to always remember that each woman you treat is uniquely special, and that you are helping her to fulfill a precious dream. Your work is deeply personal, important and you set glorious standards for it. Both you, Terrye, and you, Dr. Tebbetts, inspired my husband's and my confidence by being fully present with us. Considering that you see thousands of patients, this is an invaluable quality that you bring to your work. You helped us to know that I was in capable, caring hands.
So I hope you will continue to do what you do so well and to also leave a legacy beyond your selves, among providers of this care. I thank you and your team from the bottom of my heart!
Dear Terrye and Kathleen,
I wanted to take a moment and let you know how happy I am with my surgery from Dr. Tebbetts one week post-op. I honestly cannot believe how smoothly my recovery went. I read the book. I talked to Dr. Tebbetts. I did research for months and have wanted this for years and was still in the back of my mind not fully convinced that it would be so relatively painless. He is a genius and I could not be happier with my breasts. I have known many women who've had this surgery and their recoveries were full of pain and drains and bandages. No one can believe how easily I have recovered.
Besides the recovery, I LOVE my new breasts!! I know they will be even more beautiful a few months down the road when they settle and become what they will be long term. They are gorgeous and fit my body. I feel like I have regained my femininity, which was lost after pregnancy and nearly two years of nursing. Doesn't hurt that my husband is also crazy about them! ;)
Please give my best to everyone in the office and especially Dr. Tebbetts. If you are ever looking for someone to write a testimonial, I'm happy to do that. I wish you all a very happy holiday season filled with love and peace.
Thank you again for everything!
I just wanted to thank you, Dr. Tebbetts, and your wonderful staff for taking great care of me in Dallas! The girls look great already!! I can't believe I had my surgery only 6 days ago. Tom and I are very pleased with the result and am happy to be on a quick road to recovery. Continue with the story...
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!
I just want to thank you Terrye, Dr. Tebbetts and your entire staff for the wonderful experience that I have had so far after my Augmentation. Continue with the story...
Good afternoon Terrye,
I just wanted to let you know I cant believe it has been two weeks from today that I have had my surgery. I'm still amazed at how well the surgery went. I remember talking to you that night after surgery and how well I sounded and couldn't believe I went out to dinner that night and felt fine. The next day I went out shopping and then to eat lunch on a patio. I have followed everything on the pink sheet you gave me and love the outcome. Anyways, I just�wanted to touch base with you, I will keep you posted if I need anything else.
24 Hour Recovery - Waiting Eight Years for Breast Augmentation
Thank you so much for being such a great advisor and wonderful person! When I first came to you about eight years ago I was devastated when you advised me against going ahead with implants. Now I am so thankful that I waited until after having my babies. Continue with the story...
24 Hour Recovery and the BUSY Mother continued...
I am so happy with my recovery experience following my BA with Dr. Tebbetts! I was taking care of my 7 month old, 3 year old, and 7 year old the day following my surgery. I went to the grocery store, took my daughters to dance class, and went out to dinner the day after my surgery. I think my husband is so surprised at how quickly I have been able to get back to normal, day to day activity! I highly recommend Dr. Tebbetts and his staff to anyone considering BA. You will not regret it!
24 Hour Recovery ~ An 18 month old, The Grocery Store & a Charity Ball!
a patient recovery experience~
If you are wanting a BA and you want the best Doctor and staff then Dr. Tebbetts is the right choice for you.
You MUST read the book and follow the recovery instructions, thanks to my sister (Nurse Ratchet) who made me follow the recovery instructions. She had me at the grocery store 4 hours later, loading my own groceries and pushing my cart. I picked up my 18 month old when I walked in the door from my surgery. Even attended a Charity Ball in formal attire the night of my BA!
Dr. Tebbetts has given busy mothers who don't have time for a long recovery, a way to improve themselves without feeling guilty about disrupting the family due to a long recovery.
A True Test of 24 Hour Recovery ~ hosting your 3 yr olds birthday party the day after your BA!
If you are thinking about Breast Augmentation and care enough to be an informed patient, then this is the book for you. I read Dr. Tebbetts book and when I had my consultation, the book had already answered most of my questions. I had an idea of what I wanted and what to expect. It is a definite MUST read if you are considering Breast Augmentation.
And for those who are wondering if "24 hour recovery" is a reality... I had my son's 3rd birthday party the very next day after my surgery. I am a believer!
One of our patients who had surgery on 2/26 just wrote us the nicest note about her trip to Dallas! It is one thing to have experienced 24 Hour Recovery myself, and to educate patients about each day, but to hear about it in action.....just continues to amaze and delight me every time I hear it. This is, afterall, what it is all about.......a better experience for our patients!! Here is her story......
I am one of those gals that falls into the category of When Nature Misses a Beat, for those of you who have read "The Best Breast" book by Dr. John and Terrye Tebbetts. I never fully developed. It was as if my breasts started puberty and then stopped. So ever since I was a teenager, breast augmentation was always something I thought I may one day have. Continue with the story...
WOW!!!!!!!! Thank you for the book!! I was completely blown away with all the information in the book. I knew there is a lot that goes into the surgery but I never imagined there was that much. It really boosts my confidence in you and Dr. Tebbets because you say it all there is nothing that is left out. Some women may reconsider having surgery after reading the book which could cause you to loose a patient and of course money. It is very obvious to me that the most important thing to you is that the patient completely understands what they are getting into because #1 it is surgery any surgery can be very unpredictable and #2 this is something they will have to live with. This book answered so many questions for me and really helped me fully understand everything that goes into pre-surgery, surgery and post-surgery. MR (TX)
Just a note to tell you that your book is "amazing" , I have learned so much from it.. It is so easy to read , as it is so "well written".... Any woman can understand by the way you have written and laid this book out and get so many issues, questions and concerns about a BA.
I wish I had had your fist book ...before I had that horrid surgery in 2005.... Boy, would I have had the questions! LOL The PS would have either gotten mad or thought" I can not get by this one with my medical jargon" ( as some do as you know) LOL .... any way just to Thank you again, so very much for sending it to me and to let you know what a fantastic book it is.... ALL women should have that book. In my honest opinion. Patty (TN)
Review of “The Best Breast” by Terrye Tebbetts
Every year, tens of thousands of books hit the market that deal with every facet of self improvement one can imagine, and just like tummy tucks and face lifts, breast augmentation also has its numerous critics and supporters. ...
Breast Enhancement - http://breastenhancementguides.com/blog
I flew over 1,300 miles to have this procedure done by this doctor and his staff.
Like most people, I did research on what are the best options were on the Internet. I am a private person -wanted a low pain, successful quick procedure without the bruising and didn't want anyone to know. Continue with the story...
Everything is going well and I feel great. Things are going exactly as you predicted. Since I came back after surgery I have been trying to find words to describe my experience with Dr. Tebbets. All I can say is that your team does ordinarily what is considered extraordinary and even impossible by some plastic surgeons. As a doctor and as a patient I am still amazed!! I have experienced in person 24 hour recovery after breast augmentation. I am one of many living proof that 24 hours recovery does exist! I was able to shower, raise my arms, go out for dinner the night of your surgery, with minimal disconfort just taking 800 mg ibuprofen. I hope I can find some way to thank you all.
Patient Experience from Avery
Well, first let me say this choice was not an easy one. My breasts changed, (flattened), after early menopause. Never really had an issue with my small perky breasts before this unexpected event...Continue with the story
Patient Experience from Cheryl
I had breast augmentation 3 weeks ago and I wanted to share my experience. I had scheduled two prior consultations with other doctors which only left me confused and frustrated. They told me two completely different things...Continue with the story
Everything feels really good! Piece of cake except for the eating after surgery!! I would definitely add the milkshake recommendation to the spouse's/partner's list of instructions. My throat was so dry I couldn't swallow food without a mouth full of my drink. People are so amazed at my super quick recovery, they can't get over it! Thanks so so much, the experience was wonderful and I would do it again in a second. JC (TX)
The Best Breast2 is the source of information for women considering breast augmentation—the most in-depth source of insider information ever written. Regardless of how well informed a woman feels about breast augmentation, this book raises the bar, exposing important issues to provide women with a new powerful set of tools when considering augmentation.
I'm currently reading The Best Breast by Dr. John Tebbetts and Terry Tebbetts. Boy oh boy, do I wish I read this book before I had my first BA. It would have saved me my revisions! (Uggggh.)
There's also a Best Breast website, bestbreast.com. I think it's a really good resource for all the ladies out there who are wondering if there are any longterm issues that need to be considered if going very large, and how to make a balanced, informed decision, one that's best for your and your tissues.
Let's keep those tissues happy, ladies!
Best wishes to all,
John E. Sherman, M.D., FACS, New York
The Best Breast2 is the best consumer book about breast implants available. This edition features up-to-date information on changes and the range of implants currently available. Doctor Tebbetts supplies details of recent techniques that he has developed to allow each patient to rapidly recover. All questions are intelligently answered and the organization is superb—I recommend this book to all of my patients.
Steve Teitelbaum, M.D., FACS, Los Angeles
No patient considering breast augmentation and no surgeon performing breast augmentation should be without The Best Breast2. Dr. Tebbetts’ methods and teaching provide me and my patients a whole other universe of education about breast augmentation, one in which to make rational choices for patients based upon their own tissues, enabling them to have natural and beautiful results with a minimum of complications and incredibly rapid recovery.
The Elegant Texan
His passion for excellence and commitment to detail has brought Dr. Tebbetts’ patients the benefits of his surgical techniques. He suggests patients use this checklist he has created to evaluate whether a plastic surgery procedure measures up: reliability, predictability, safety, efficacy, and longevity.
He has mastered his art so that his patients walk away with minimal intrusion in their lives. It is no wonder he loves his work.
And with a little patient anonymity
I was very impressed with the concise factual information in your book. As a young woman of twenty, I had many unanswered questions about breast augmentation. The procedures available were explained clearly and I am now armed with important questions to ask perspective doctors.
—Joanna W., Santa Fe, NM
I finished reading your book just in time for my first surgeon’s consultation. I was very disappointed and surprised by his insistence of doing everything exactly opposite of what you outlined in your book. Without this information, I very likely could have rushed into a decision that would have negatively affected the rest of my life.
—Erika B., Colorado
I would really like to compliment the thoroughness of the information provided in both the book and the DVD. After reviewing the DVD and completing the worksheet, I was able to digest the information and make choices. Thank you for such an exceptional resource.
I didn't expect my recovery to be this quick! After my surgery I followed your [post-op] directions, then we walked to the mall and shopped for a few hours. I had no pain and very little discomfort. I worked today and feel fine. Thanks to all of you, I felt completely informed and knew exactly what to expect. I am so happy with my results!
The Best Breast2
The Ultimate Discriminating Women’s Guide To Breast Augmentation
Author: John B. Tebbetts, M.D., Terrye B. Tebbetts
Bisac Category: MEDICAL/Surgery/Plastic & Cosmetic
Hardcover, $29.95 US, $36.95 CAN
Publisher: Brown Books Publishing Group, Dallas