If you want to undergo breast augmentation but can’t seem to find enough time to schedule the surgery and account for recovery time as well, you may be a candidate for the flash recovery technique.
The flash recovery technique is designed for the busy woman who wants to undergo a breast augmentation procedure. Flash recovery, according to one seasoned cosmetic surgeon, is allowing these on-the-go patients a better option for breast augmentation and recovery times.
"It's like magic for our patients," says Joe Gryskiewicz, MD, a spokesperson for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. "These are all well-established techniques."
In many cases, Dr. Gryskiewicz says patients will schedule the surgery for a Friday and be back in their office on Monday morning. In some cases, those patients will schedule their surgery for a weekday and return to a regular work schedule, living within their normal routines without pain, the very next day.
"(These techniques) have opened up a whole new world for us," Gryskiewicz says. "Patients can literally go back to work the day after a breast augmentation procedure now."
How Flash Recovery Works
Flash recovery, Gryskiewicz explains, has several components that ensure the patients have the maximum opportunity for a quick and easy recovery.
The first step is for the surgeon to use smaller instruments and take extra precautions to not touch the ribs in any way while placing the implants. This, Gryskiewicz explains, prevents much of the bruising — and the cause of soreness that many patients previously experienced after breast augmentation surgery.
"Years ago, patients might've been sore for weeks after a procedure, and part of that was because we weren't as careful of touching the ribs with metal instruments," Gryskiewicz says.
By minimizing any damage to surrounding tissue and muscle, patients are given the opportunity to recover more quickly from the procedure and they tend to feel better post-operatively.
Once the patients are up and moving after a flash recovery procedure, Gryskiewicz begins his patients on a series of simple arm exercises designed to keep the muscles healthy and moving. A patient may even be advised to begin certain exercises in the days and weeks leading up to the surgery.
"It's like being a marathoner," Gryskiewicz explains. "You want to do plenty of preparation before the run, and you want to be able to keep moving after you completed the run. That keeps the muscles from becoming too sore."
Who Can Benefit from Flash Recovery Breast Augmentation?
The flash recovery technique is an option for most patients considering a breast augmentation procedure. In fact, Gryskiewicz says that he believes the flash recovery technique itself makes the decision to undergo breast augmentation surgery easier for hesitant women who might not otherwise have the time to take away from work and family obligations.
Additionally, women who were concerned about the idea of a painful recovery can now rest assured they can receive the results they want without the hassle of a longer recovery period.
To learn more about the flash recovery technique, schedule a consultation with a trusted, board-certified plastic surgeon.