How Painful Was Your Breast Augmentation with Under the Muscle Placement?
- Asked by Tammi79 in AZ
- 3 years ago
Less pain with Breast Implant surgery
A breakthrough medication, Exparel, is now being used for Breast Implant surgery. This medication is placed at the time of surgery and provides for 3-4 days of pain relief. Recovery is now quicker and time back to work is shorter!
Post-operative pain after breast augmentation
Most patients have mild discomfort for 1-2 days after submuscular breast augmentation. I agree with Dr. Aldea that it is really dependent upon the surgical technique used. If we as surgeons are gentle with your tissues during surgery, you should have no more than minor discomfort and be back to regular activity within several days. Traditionally patients were told that submuscular augmentation was much more painful than subglandular, but that is not necessarily the case. Good luck, /nsn.
Postoperative pain following Breast Augmentation with Implants
The varying pain response to this operation is truly amazing to me despite the use of identical techniques and implants.
Some of my patients require nothing more than Tylenol while others have necessitated the use oxycontin for up to 6 weeks.
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It really doesnt depend on the type of implant but the size. Also, it depends on the patient and how meticulous the dissection is. To minimize the post op pain and medication requirement, the dissection needs to be meticulous.
Having said that some patients have more pain than others. In general most of my patients take pain medications for 1-2 days.
Hope that helps.
Pain associated with submuscular breast implants
I always counsel my patients that submuscular BAM is one of the most painful procedures I do. That said, the perception of pain is very subjective so not everyone has the same experience. Most people complain of tightness or "an elephant" sitting on the chest.
Your past experience with pain will be a good indicator. The type of implant does not matter.
Pain after submuscular breast augmentation
For the most part post-op pain varies with the individual. Using the same technique some will have pain and some will say it was no pain at all. Younger women with tight chest skin will likely have more pain than older women who generally have less tight skin.
Saying that the pain is technique dependent is a good marketing message but all board certified Plastic Surgeons should use good technique; and even if you use a good technique, if a patient has post-op bleeding, it will hurt more than one that does not have any bleeding.
How bad is the pain after under the muscle breast augmentation?
The duration and severity of the pain experienced after breast augmentation under the pectoralis muscle is variable, and will indeed depend on your individual pain tolerance, the technique of the surgeon, and what the surgeon's preferences for managing this discomfort are.
Most of our patients say they do not have actual pain, describing more of a pressure sensation that most like to feeling like they have a heavy book lying on their chest. Most say this lasts 3-4 days and that they feel pretty good after that, with soreness experienced only during certain movements.
Good luck- I hope you love your new body!
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Under the muscle breast implants pain
There are patients who are a 2 and others who are a 10. It is a personal response, we can not predict the amount of 'PAIN' or discomfort you will have after a breast augmentation. Best of luck.
Vey little pain with submuscular breast implants.
I think it is related to surgical technique. With gentle surgery, most of our patients have very little pain (?3 out of 10) after breast implants under the muscle.
Pain with Breast Augmentation
The VAST majority of women having Breast Augmentation in our practice tolerate it extremely well and resume near full normal activities (gym and heavy lifting excluded) in 2 days or so.
It has been demonstrated that the degree of post-surgical pain is related to surgical technique (minimizing pulling of tissues bluntly, avoiding contact with ribs and cartilage and controlling bleeding precisely). It is also related to the age of the patient (women who had children do better than those who have not) and educating the patient on what to expect after surgery.
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