What Makes the 24 Hour Recovery® Experience Unique
24 Hour Recovery After Breast Augmentation
The number one priority in our practice is the patient. Everyone on our staff clearly understands that priority. As a team, we are committed to delivering the world’s best care in every aspect of breast augmentation and the other types of surgery that we perform. Our track record speaks for itself, and we invite you to compare it to any other practice worldwide.
Our uniqueness lies in our track record and what was required to build that track record. Predictably enabling 95% of patients to be out to dinner the evening of their augmentation and returned to full, normal activities within 24 hours or less is, we believe, unique among surgeons in the world. Our complication and reoperation rates are among the lowest, if not the lowest, of any surgeon worldwide who has results that are peer reviewed and published. No surgical team in history has ever published an independently documented, zero percent reoperation rate at 3 years in a consecutive series of patients from within an FDA PMA study.
We believe that each of the following is an important component of a system and a track record that make us unique among surgeons worldwide:
- A single, clear priority—the patient.
- A commitment based on track record, not on marketing hype.
- A clear message straight from Dr. Tebbetts to which we are all accountable: “The patient is always the priority. Treat every patient exactly as you would want to be treated if the roles were reversed. No compromises, period, at any time, for any reason. Any one of us who doesn’t continually improve, Dr. Tebbetts included, does not stay. The status quo is not acceptable, ever, for any reason. Each of us is accountable, not by what we say we do, but by what our track record, independently evaluated, proves that we do.”
- Rigid adherence to scientifically validated protocols in every aspect of our practice—never bending the scientifically proved “rules” in order to assure that no patient ever hears anything but what they may want to hear to convince them to have surgery.
- Remembering that breast augmentation is a medically unnecessary operation, and as such, should be extremely safe and with as low risks of complications and reoperations as possible. That means that we believe that he 20-30% reoperation rates at 3-8 years that are the current rates for surgeon investigators in FDA PMA studies are totally and completely unreasonable.
- Understanding that every patient is not a good candidate for breast augmentation if the priority is her health, safety, and least risks of untoward events or additional reoperations.
- A small office staff that focuses on what is required to deliver patients the highest level of outcome and safety, not simply sell patients operations.
- The most comprehensive system and content for patient education that has been peer reviewed and published in the most respected professional journal in plastic surgery.
- A commitment to total honesty and a story that never changes for every patient, always telling patients what they need to hear for their welfare and safety, not what they may want to hear because it is something they might want to believe that isn’t necessarily in their best interests.
- Rigid adherence to medical decision processes based on science, not on opinions or popular hearsay. If any process, method, or technique isn’t proved and verified scientifically, it does not measure up to our standards for what we require for ourselves and our patients.
- Rigid adherence to decision processes based on objective data, not subjective opinions. That means that we will never encourage patients to use subjective methods when making important decisions that determine their outcome and their safety. That means that we do not make decisions using methods that are subjective instead of objective, such as selecting implant size based on cup size which no patient or surgeon can objectively define, or based on any type of images that are subject to individual interpretation or perception. We rely on scientifically proved processes that are based on objective measurements. Bra stuffing and picture-booking are perfectly acceptable for entertainment, but not for the level of decision making and outcomes that we predictably deliver. It’s a matter of what we demand of ourselves in order to deliver what we deliver for our patients.
- Overkill when it comes to our patients’ safety, trying to leave no stone unturned during preoperative preparations and planning, to best assure the ultimate in patient safety with the least risk of surprises or untoward occurrences.
- Full control of our own certified surgery center, to assure that we can demand performance and standards that exceed those of even the most premier larger hospital’s surgical care. That level includes the most discriminating selection of members of our surgical team, all of whom are highly experienced and who have proved their ability over time to satisfy the exceedingly high demands that Dr. Tebbetts places on members of his team.
- Consistency in what we know delivers best for every patient, even if it means telling a small percentage of patients what they may not want to hear and reminding them that if they are considering a medically unnecessary operation such as breast augmentation, effort on their part and compliance with scientifically proved processes is the only way to predictably assure the best outcomes with the lowest reoperation rates and uncorrectable deformities.