WHAT it is:

A 24 Hour Breast Augmentation, is a standard surgical breast augmentation that allows patients to get back on their feet in as little as a few hours. It relies on process oriented steps that maximizes planning and minimizes tissue damage. The recovery time is minimal because the procedure involves no bleeding, minimal tissue damage, and is very gentle and precise.

HOW it’s done:

This procedure is done in the OR under general anesthesia. Dr. Politis starts by making an incision in the inframammary fold (fold under the breast). After creating space for the implant, she then inserts the implant through a touch-less funnel either under the pectoral muscle or over the pectoral muscle (directly behind the breast tissue).

Please Note:
Incisions and implant placement vary based on the type of breast implant, degree of enlargement desired and your particular anatomy.

WHAT to expect:

You may experience temporary pain, soreness and numbness of breast skin and/or incision discomfort.

Maximum discomfort will occur the first few days but may last several weeks.

You will leave the operation with an ACE bandage around your chest or a bra.

Your implants may sit high on your chest for 4-6 weeks.

You may not have sensation in the nipples, but this usually returns over time.

Your first menstruation following surgery may cause breast swelling and pain.

You may feel tired for several weeks or months.


Take a nap with general anesthesia


You can expect to be recovered in 24 hours!

Patients who have undergone the 24-hour breast augmentation procedure can manage any lingering pain with over-the-counter painkillers.

Although implants can last for 20 years and more, there is no set clock on when implants should be replaced. It is recommended to listen to your body. It will tell you when it might be time for a change.

PRE-OP instructions:

Have all prescriptions filled prior to your surgery. Do not take any Aspirin, Plavix, Ibuprofen, Vitamin E, Fish Oil, Coenzyme Q10 or medications containing these compounds for 14 days before your procedure.

Begin your stool softener on the day prior to surgery to avoid constipation.

If you have implants: You will need to shower twice daily using antibacterial soap for the three days leading up to your procedure and the morning of your surgery for a total of 6 showers.

If you do not have implants: Wash with Hibiclens or antibacterial soap the night before surgery, as directed. Cleanse your belly button area with a Qtip and the antibacterial soap while showering.

Do not shave the surgical site within 2 days of surgery. This includes under arms for breast procedures and the pubic area for abdominal procedures. Hair may be trimmed with an electric clipper.

Avoid using body lotions, deodorants or perfumes on the day of surgery.

Do not wear any jewelry, piercings or contact lenses.

Refrain from vigorous exercise on the day before your surgery.

Have a regular meal on the evening before surgery, and drink plenty of water. Avoid alcoholic beverages on the evening before surgery. Do no eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your surgery.

POST-OP instructions:

Day Of:

When you arrive home from surgery, take a 2-hour nap.

After 2 hours, have your caregiver wake you up.

Have a small bite to eat and take 1 Motrin. You should then take a Motrin every 8 hours.

After 15-20 minutes take a shower, wash your hair, blow dry it and get dressed in normal casual clothing.

You and your caregiver should then go out to lunch or similar meal.

Be sure you open your own care door and do all normal activities. Just don’t do anything very strenuous.

After lunch do your first set of five over-head stretches.

Stand with your hands to your sides.

Raise your arms straight out to the sides then over your head with the back of the hands touching and your arms touching your ears.

Do this a minimum of 5 times every hour.

Day Of – Day 3:

When you wake up, again, have a small meal then take a Motrin.

Shower, wash and blow-dry your hair, get dressed and do all of your normal routine.

Remember to perform your stretching at least 5 times every hour.

Go about your day as you would normally but avoid heavy work of the pectoralis muscles such as: Push-ups, Bench press, Flys, Moving furniture, Swimming, etc.


24 Hour Rapid Recovery

Traditional Surgery

Surgical Instruments Electrocautery forceps An "L Shaped" breast blunt dissector
Surgical Technique
  • Atraumatic dissection
  • 14 point plan to minimize bacterial load
  • Precise and gentle systematic dissection with instruments using prospective hemostasis
  • No drainage tubes
  • No bulky dressing post-operatively (no bands, no massaging breasts)
  • Blunt dissection without clear visualization of pocket which may lead to injury to the muscle and ribs
  • Blood vessels not sealed before they bleed
  • Patient may have drainage tubes
  • Large, bulky compression dressings usually used
Post Op Routine Arm exercises performed frequently after surgery, including ambulation and showering that night Arm movement limited for two weeks
Incisions Under the Breast (IMF) Usually under the breast can be axillary or peri-areolar
Possible Risks Same as traditional but significantly reduces due to precise operative dissection and prospective hemostasis Capsular contracture, bleeding, implant malposition, implant pocket asymmetry
Anesthesia General with ERAS recovery pathways initiated preoperatively General with local blocks
Recovery Time 24 hours 2 weeks
Price Slightly less give less operative time spent intraoperative on implant selection and stepwise dissection process Same ($8000-$8500)
Implant Selection Narrow implant range chosen preoperatively using tissue based planning Narrow implant range chosen preoperatively using tissue based planning
Implant Position Subsfacial or Dual Plane Either Subpectoral, Dual Plane, or Subglandular
Revision Rate <5% 10-15%
Capsular Contracture minimized <5% 10-15%


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THE RESULTS are real

Breast Augmentation with Lift

40 years old, 5’3″, 147lbs

Breast Augmentation and Circumferential Body Lift

57 years old

Breast Implant Exchange and Mastopexy

33 years old, 5’3″, 150lbs


Breast Augmentation

5’6″, 111lbs

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