I'm 5 ft 115lbs and had 305 cc under the muscle 10 days ago. I am still in a lot of pain, what can I do?
How Long is Pain to Be Expected After Breast Augmentation?
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Pain after breast augmenation
There are many, many , many different factors that influence the amount and longevity of pain after augmentation and relate to tolerance, motivation, implant size, over/under, extent of surgery, muscle mass, soft tissue compliance, size of existing breast, chest wall antamy, medication history and tolerance, etc. TYpcially patients experience the most pain for the first 4 days, diminishing by 7-10 days, with nearly all medications stopped by 3 weeks but some persistent aches for up to 3 months.
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Postoperative expectations following breast implants
Pain is a very subjective thing, and so it is going to be very hard for your plastic surgeon to guarantee a particular amount of time at which you will be pain free. Although my patients usually say that the pain associated with breast implants is easy to control with medications, some discomfort can last for several days. I have had one or tow very sensitive patients continue to complain of pain for up to two weeks, but I must say that this is the exception. At 10 days out, you should still feel that there is some discomfort, particularly with motion, but this should be relatively easy to control with Tylenol. If this is not the case, you may be one of those sensitive patients that may take a bit more time. If your doctor says everything looks good, don't worry- it will get better!
Pain following Breast Augmentation
Pain is very difficult to measure and varies a good bit among patients. It is not unusual to have pain 10 days following a submuscular augmentation. You do almost always have more pain when the implants are placed below the muscle, but the result is usually worth it.
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Pain after breast augmentation
Pain is highly variable patient to patient after any surgery. Breast augmentation patients typically require narcotics for 3-5 days after surgery. Most patients return to work in less than a week.
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