I’ve been using advanced surgical techniques for years that offer my patients rapid recovery breast augmentation in Toledo, Ohio. Now, a new Mayo Clinic study shows that many of those same techniques help breast reconstruction patients recover more quickly. In fact, the techniques are so effective that the Mayo Clinic is using them in most plastic surgery procedures.
The study’s findings, presented in March at the Plastic Surgery Research Council’s annual meeting in New York, were focused patients who underwent free flap breast reconstruction surgery. Such a procedure involves using tissue and muscle from another part of the patient’s body, such as the upper back, to reconstruct the breast mound.
The rapid recovery approach examined by the study included getting women eating and active soon after surgery, along with new pain control techniques and preventive anti-nausea treatment. A rapid recovery is the goal for all of my breast augmentation patients. By combining surgical techniques, such as the use of the Keller Funnel™ to insert breast implants, with a specific post-surgical routine, women can often go out for dinner within a day of their operation.
I also encourage movement to enhance the recovery process. Mild activity helps circulation, which is important for the healing process. Anyone considering getting breast implants should consider a surgeon who recommends these innovative techniques.