When a woman undergoes breast augmentation surgery usually is a bit scared and nervous. She’s usually worried about the anesthesia, the final outcome, the recovery process. But there is one thing that disquiets her the most: the intimidating and unpredictable shadow of breast augmentation pain.
Once they have gone through surgery, some women have said the breast augmentation pain is a lot, and others say it is only mild. And that’s because pain is a very subjective thing and individual pain tolerance differs greatly. Also, postoperative process is different for every patient.
In general, most patients who undergo breast augmentation are actually surprised to find out that their recovery is smoother than anticipated. Others are average; they feel discomfort for a day or two after surgery and then progressively get better. But, as the exception rather than the rule, some feel sore for weeks. In all cases, an adequate pain control is likely the most important.
There are some factors that can influence postoperative breast augmentation pain. For example: larger implants tend to cause more breast expansion and pain. In the other side, women who have had children generally have less post-operative pain, as they have a much higher pain tolerance.
How to deal with breast augmentation pain?
From a surgical point of view, there are several things the surgeon and anesthesiologist can do to decrease your post-operative pain. Meticulous and precise dissections of the muscle are important aspects to minimizing injury and pain. The intraoperative use of local anesthetics can help too.
Once the breast surgery is finished, doctor can prescribe antinflammatory agents, muscle relaxants or pain killers regularly every 4 hours especially for the first 24-48 hours after surgery. Also motion exercises could be an effective way to fight pain.
Breast Augmentation in My Cosmetic Surgery
In My Cosmetic Surgery we have the best professionals in aesthetic and plastic surgery in South Florida, which anybody can see in our long list of satisfied patients. Nobody has our safety record, with more than twenty years without incidents.
Our surgical team gives a huge importance to the follow up consultations of breast augmentation patients. Each surgeon’s recommendations vary, but the general guidelines include that patient plan on 3-5 days of no obligations to rest after surgery and, if is possible, get help during this time. Don’t plan to drive and keep in mind that time away from work depends upon the physical activity requirements of your job. Avoid lifting more than 15-20 pounds for about 4-6 weeks, after surgery; you may lift your children carefully, if you keep your elbows close to your side.
Scars take 18 months to mature. They will look their worst from 3-9 months, then fade, soften and flatten. Use a scar therapy cream can be helpful. Even after the medical discharge, aproximately a month after the intervention, our specialist highly recommend that the patient come back for a revision at least once every twelve months.