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Breast Augmentation- Rapid Recovery Philosophy in my Region?

I've been doing a TON of research, and as a medical professional myself, the methods supporting less traumatic surgery and early movement for a quick recovery just make more sense to me. I'm on the coast of VA (Newport News) and am hoping to find a surgeon in my region who subscribes to these principles. Currently, 5'7, 125 lbs, 34B (though I think my right is quite possibly a 34A) and looking to go up to a C cup, silicone (this year). Any advice on how to narrow my search?

Doctor Answers (13)

Rapid recovery in the Newport News region.

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Jules, you are exactly right to think that less traumatic surgery and early movement will result is a smoother recovery and probably a better result.  There are many excellent plastic surgeons in Eastern and Central Virginia who subscribe to these principles, and can give you a great result.  I suggest you find a Board Certified plastic surgeon you trust, and proceed with your surgery when you are ready.  You can narrow your search through Real Self, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons website, or through word-of-mouth.  Good luck!

Richmond Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Rapid recovery from breast augmentation

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The goal of all surgeons is to have a rapid recovery for their patients. Meticulous dissection, limited bleeding if any are important factors.

Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

Rapid Recovery for Breast Augmentation

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I believe it's common practice for surgeons to use these methods. Personally speaking,  I have my patients do a few exercises while they are still the recovery room. As always make sure you go to a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Good luck!

Orlando Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Breast Augmentation, rapid recovery .

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I would be quite surprised in you were to find a surgeon who did not adhere to those principles. 

When you are ready for an in person consultation,RealSelf has listings of surgeons in your area. You should consider cross referencing the listings from the The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (plasticsurgery dot org). A listing in the ASPS website assures you that your surgeon is not only board certified,  but also is a member in good standing of the major plastic surgery organization in the U. S. Thank you for your question, best wishes.

Seattle Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

Rapid recovery breast augmentation

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Most all board certified plastic surgeons will try to make the procedure as easy as possible in terms of recovery. We all will do things a little bit different depending on our training and experience so do not be surpised by different methods each doctor has.  I prefer a trans axillary incision so no breast scar(s)  and use saline or silicone depending on what the patient wants. In my opinion by using an endoscope I  have excellent visability and precise pocket dissection and place an implant with no breast scar.  The fold incision or periareolar incision are also good options as desired or required depending on the patient requests. Good Luck!

Web reference: http://richmondsurgicalarts.com

Richmond Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Surgical Philosphy

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I don't think you will have a hard time finding a BC PS that does not adhere to those principles.

Best Wishes

Dr. ES

Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

Rapid recovery breast augmentation

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The best place to start looking for doctors who agree with these principles in with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.  They have listings of board certified doctors in your area for you to interview with.  Some methods I have found helpful for my patients rapid recovery is meticulous pocket dissection with minimal bleeding,  IV Tylenol before the case starts and injecting the muscle and pocket with .25% Marcaine just prior to insertion of the implants and cool compresses ttroughout the first 3 days as much as possible.  Good Luck.

Boston Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Augmentation- Rapid Recovery Philosophy in my Region?

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I would suggest starting with the American Society of Plastic Surgery and/or the Aesthetic Society of Plastic Surgery to obtain a list of well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons.

Then, I would suggest you visit a few surgeons whose practices  concentrate on aesthetic surgery. Ask  to see lots of examples of their work and preferably speak/see patients who have had similar procedures done.

 
Once you have selected your plastic surgeon, have a full discussion and communication regarding your desired goals. This communication will be critical in determining  breast implant size/type/profile will most likely help achieve your goals. 
In my practice, the use of photographs of “goal” pictures (and breasts that are too big or too small) is very helpful.

For example, I have found that the use of words such as “natural”  or “C or D cup”  etc means different things to different people and therefore prove unhelpful.
 Also, as you know, cup size varies depending on him who makes the bra; therefore, discussing desired cup  size may also be inaccurate.






I hope this, and the attched link, helps.

Web reference: http://www.poustiplasticsurgery.com/Procedures/Procedure_breastAugmentation.htm

San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 623 reviews

Breast augment and healing

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Most surgeons advocate gentle handling of tissues and minimally invasive surgery. The trend for breast augments is also early mobilization and return to activities. We found that limiting movement after surgery increased recovery time and led to problems with mobility and stiffness. I would consult with several surgeons and find one that has similar goals as you do.

Cincinnati Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 22 reviews

Early activity best after breast augmentation.

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I think most plastic surgeons would agree with your desire for minimal trauma during the operation early mobilization afterwards. Check with the American board of plastic surgery for good surgeons in your area.

Web reference: http://www.zubowicz.com/subpag,13-atlanta-breast-augmentation.htm

Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

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