I am 5'6" ,128 lbs, and 26. I had a breast aug 4 years ago (sub muscular) and I am having a tummy tuck in a week. Which one is more painful. Im trying to prepare myself for the amount of pain.
Which is More Painful Between Breast Augmentation and Tummy Tuck?
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The tummy tuck has more discomfort
In my opinion, the tummy tuck has more discomfort and takes a bit longer to recover from. This is usually due to the tightening of the muscles that needs to be done in order to achieve a flat abdomen. That being said, after the initial 7-10 days, patients are feeling a lot better and more like themselves. I think the breast augmentation patients tend to feel better a lot quicker (3-5 days or so).
Good luck with your procedure!
Tummy tuck discomfort
Patients tell me that the tummy tuck causes more discomfort than the breast augmentation. If a scale is used from 0-10, where 10 is the worst pain. Breast augmentation patients tell me 5 or 6 for few days and a tummy tuck is 7 or 8 for a few days.
You really should not have "pain"
With either procedure, you really should not have "pain." You will have discomfort, but pain should be adequately controlled with pain medications. With breast augmentation you there is discomfort from stretching the skin and muscles. With abdominoplasty, there is discomfort from tightness. However, this really should not preclude you from having the surgery. Good luck with your procedure.
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Pain is a relative term. I have talked to many woman who have experienced exquisite pain during childbirth - yet is was all tolerable when the baby arrived.
Think of your tummy tuck in the same way - a little pain for a great body! But if that doesn't help - tummy tuck hurts more! Good Luck!
Tummy Tuck or Breast Augmentation Pain
I have done each separately and many combined. Each individual is unique and some have felt the breasts were worse while others complained more about the abdomen. I would advise that you ask for a pain pump if your surgeon can provide this. The anesthetic can help ease the discomfort of muscle spasm for the first few days. I also would advise the use of a muscle relaxing agent such as valium or flexeril if you surgeon concurs.
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Tummy Tuck usually is a tougher recovery
When I have combined both together patients usually don't feel the breast augmentation pain and only notice the tummy tuck. Also that is way I advise patients to expect it takes 1 week to recovery from breast augmentation (back to work) and 2 weeks for tummy tuck recovery.
Pain from Breast Augmentation and Tummy Tuck are different
The pain from each is different. The tummy tuck pain tends to be more annoying which is one of the reasons to consider a pain pump placement at the time of a tummy tuck. Breast implants pain is more like pressure unless you go really large on the implant sizing.
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