“Spend time enjoying your results, not recovering.”
There’s no doubt that modern technological breakthroughs have made breast surgery more convenient than ever before for patients seeking a change. To that end, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh performs rapid recovery breast surgery in the NYC area at Alizadeh Cosmoplastic Surgery, always with an aim to make the procedure—and post-surgical down time—run as safely and smoothly as possible for patients.
The skill and experience level of the provider greatly influence the outcome that breast augmentation patients can expect. Some of the most important aspects of breast surgery are choosing the type of implant, its size, and its placement. While such pre-procedural decisions are obviously important, it is also vital to discuss and plan for caring for the breast area during the post-surgery phase.
Thanks to new innovations, a shorter recovery is now an option. Rapid recovery breast surgery involves minimizing trauma and stress from the operation. It also means decreased use of opioids and other strong pain medications, drainage tubes, pain pumps, and other inconveniences associated with the early stages of healing.
Of course, breast augmentations, lifts, and reductions are significant surgeries. As such, patients do need to take some time to rest and recuperate afterward as their bodies adjust. Traditionally, patients would expect between one to two weeks of downtime, followed by avoiding strenuous physical activity (especially anything involving the upper torso and arms) for at least a month as they healed.
In rapid recovery breast surgery, sometimes referred to as “flash recovery,” Dr. Alizadeh employs specialized surgical techniques and provides preventative treatments such as pain-preventing analgesics in advance of surgery, which are designed to significantly reduce downtime while accelerating the healing process and reducing the chance of complications.
One way to achieve this is by placing the implant under the chest fascia, as is used in Dr. Alizadeh’s muscle-sparing NaturaPlane™ method. The minimally invasive, natural plane placement results in less of the bruising, scarring, and swelling commonly associated with other placement options. Best of all, it allows patients to can get back on their feet and return to their normal activities within just 24 hours.
The best way to ensure the quickest and smoothest recovery is to follow post-operative instructions, no matter the method chosen.
The Alizadeh Cosmoplastic Surgery team is happy to answer questions relating to breast surgery or other cosmetic procedures. Call directly at 212.348.0100 (Manhattan and Westchester) or 516.439.5010 (Long Island) for more details, or inquire about a consultation online.