Las Colinas Centre for Plastic Surgery

Michael R. Whetstone, M.D. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
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How To Get The Best Results From Breast Surgery

Breast surgery of any nature requires expertise and careful planning. From preparation through procedure and onto recovery, there are important factors that can affect getting the results you desire, but also to reduce complication risks and recovery time. In order to get the best results from your breast surgery, take the time to thoroughly discuss all options with your surgeon.

Reducing Complications:

There are several things you can do in order to minimize the risk of complications beginning by choosing your surgeon wisely. Take the time to thoroughly research surgeons’ qualifications, certifications, and work. It is extremely important that a surgeon be a Board Certified surgeon with a trusted board such as the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Michael R. Whetstone has been Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery for over 25 years.  A trustworthy surgeon will review all risks, complications, procedures and outcomes with you. You can even seek out referrals from previous patients.

Also important to take into consideration is if you are a good candidate for the breast surgery you desire. Women who are obese, smoke, have a family history of breast cancer, have any serious medical issues, or are currently pregnant or breast-feeding will need to be evaluated and cleared in order to move forward in the surgery process.

Your surgeon will likely advise you to stop taking any form of supplement or aspirin a few weeks prior to surgery. Make sure that you are thorough in informing your surgeon of any and all medication, supplement, or vitamins you take. Many of these can cause blood to thin, which can lead to complications during surgery.

Dr. Whetstone will comprehensively discuss all risks and possible complications prior to surgery, as well as providing you with a list of recommended actions to take in order to best prepare your body for your surgery.

Choosing Your Surgery:

Getting the breasts you desire can be achieved from a number of cosmetic breast surgery procedures. The most popular procedure is breast augmentation, which is performed to make breasts larger, restore fullness, or correct asymmetrical breasts. Breast reduction procedures are performed to make breasts smaller. Breast lifts are effective procedures to improve breast shape and firmness and can be performed with or without an implant.  Scheduling a consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon will help you to determine which type of procedure will be the most effective in improving the size, shape, and feel of your breasts. A surgeon will take important factors into consideration such as existing thinness or stretching of breast skin, as well as your physical features and then present you with the most effective surgical plan.  Your surgeon will provide you with the safest and most aesthetically pleasing options in order to give you the breasts you desire while maintaining lowered physical risks.


Be prepared to take time off of work or social engagements for optimal recovery. Your surgeon will provide you with a more specific time frame after taking all factors into consideration. Regardless of how much time you are instructed to take off, you will also need to be prepared to do minimal pectoral movement. This will help to minimize swelling and control pain levels. Your surgeon will have a variety of recommendations in order to effectively reduce pain, swelling and nausea, in addition to aiding in recovery time.


Las Colinas Centre For Plastic Surgery
7433 Las Colinas Blvd, Irving, TX
(972) 831-8822