As featured on today's episode of "The Doctors", Dr. Ashkan Ghavami has turned the traditional breast augmentation on it's ear with his trademarked procedure, The Flash Recovery Breast Augmentation.
A major difference between a traditional breast augmentation and The Flash Recovery Breast Augmentation is the significantly less amount of downtime required. As Dr. Ordon pointed out, when he was a resident in the 80s, breast augmentation patients were in the hospital for days after the surgery and were not able to lift their arms. The Flash Recovery Breast Augmentation is not only a quick procedure, recovery is also fast - the patient on the show had the surgery 4 hours prior to appearing on the show and was able to lift her arms above her head.
An ideal candidate is a patient who is looking to go up a few cup sizes but does not need a breast lift. The patient who was on The Doctors was a mother of two whose breasts had changed after breast feeding and wanted more volume.
"The goal of the Flash Recovery Breast Augmentation is to give my patients a rapid, painless recovery, with the least amount of trauma on the body possible," states Dr. Ghavami. "This procedure is superior to traditional breast augmentations in almost every way imaginable and I am conducting a prospective study to analyze its unique benefits."
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By utilizing a precise dissection sequence, results are achieved in a shorter time with nearly painless recovery. Through Dr. Ghavami's development of a unique breast pocket, which will eventually house the implant, trauma to muscles, tissues and the rib cage is significantly minimized. Furthermore, since dissection is performed with direct visualization and without tearing the tissue, the procedure can be performed quickly, for the case presented on "The Doctors' the entire procedure took 26 minutes.
The implants were placed below the muscle - sub-pectoral placement - which typically causes patients a lot of pain. Patients are typically urged not to lift their arms and tight compression is recommended on the implants. Patients who have the The Flash Recovery Breast Augmentation do not have to wear compression garments - they only have to wear a surgical bra and even then, it's not 24/7.
"Traditional breast augmentation surgery can tear the chest muscles and oftentimes surgeons use traumatic instruments or their fingers, to force open the implant pocket," notes Dr. Ghavami. "I use only cautery, a process using heat, which limits trauma and I catch bleeding before it has a chance to occur."
As a result, surgery is decreased by 30-45 minutes. Therefore, the patient is exposed to less anesthesia and muscle contractions.
Dr. Ghavami concludes that while the procedure is fast and painless, everyone is different and, therefore, requires a customized exercise and stretching program to achieve and maintain their new busts. Due to the gentle nature of the procedure, these are designed and practiced the very day of their surgery. "The Flash Recovery Breast Augmentation is a safe, effective, and superior option to traditional breast augmentation surgeries," ends Dr. Ghavami. "It truly is giving women new breasts? in a flash!"
As seen on "The Doctors"
This is a quick recovery technique utilized by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Ashkan Ghavami, M.D. of Beverly Hills, California and is based on the unique 24 hour recovery breast augmentation technique and principles that were first developed and published by innovative Dallas-based plastic surgeon, Dr. John Tebbetts. Dr. Ghavami had the good fortune to train under Dr. Tebbetts and is currently conducting evaluation of the merits of this quick recovery technique with some modifications, on the Los Angeles patient population.
Editor's Note: The Flash Recovery Breast Augmentation procedure is Dr. Ghavami's trademarked procedure and is only available in Beverly Hills California.