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6 Doctor Answers | Asked by dixiecowgirl in Bonifay, Fla
I have found that pain after virtually all cosmetic surgeries is very subjective. There are a few factors that I believe effect a woman's perception of pain after breast augmentation. If a woman is "happy" and "eager" before her surgery, she usually has very little pain, and she frequently describes her sensation as "pressure", and not pain. This type of woman frequently takes a dose or two of a prescription pain pill, then either changes to...
Hello, Breast augmentation tends to be a "mid-range" operation in the pain department. Really young patients tend to report more pain. Larger implant sizes are associated with more pain as well. Pain is very subjective though. Some patients act like virtually nothing happened afterward. Hopefully, that will be you. Even in the patients feeling more discomfort, recovery tends to be fairly rapid.
Everyone experiences some degree of discomfort with any surgical procedure, but it is short lived in breast augmentation. Most all of my patients that undergo breast augmentation have implants placed under the muscle which is better for many reasons including better appearance, less change of implant visibility, better for mammography, and less change of firmness or scarring around the implant. Most patients experience some "chest tightness" in the first few days which is normal...
Cowgirl (again?), Pain does have a subjective component to it. Additionally, pain tolerance varies between individuals. One patient will tell me that their breast augmentation hardly hurt at all, while the next may tell me that it was excruciating. I wouldn't expect to have no pain at all, but if you do have pain, there are medications that can very effectively ease it. Also, if you are afraid of pain, let your surgeon know and he/she may offer to insert a pain pump (usually at extra cost...
Breast augmentation implant surgery DOES hurt but it varies from patient to patient. I have had some patients take only Tylenol while others have been on potent narcotic analgesics for 6 weeks even when the same procedures were performed.
Breast augmentation like any other surgery can cause discomfort. This can usually be controlled with some post operative oral pain medications and usually resolves over 3-5 days.