What type of pain will you experience after surgery and the medications you will need to take?
It’s important to know that everyone has a different experience after surgery, from negligible pain to significant discomfort. However, there are certain expectations and guidelines to follow.
MEDICATIONS – When you leave the hospital you will be given antibiotics and pain killers. Take your breast augmentation medication as prescribed.
PAIN – The breast augmentation pain is typically described as a heaviness or tightness across the chest. I usually place implants under the muscle, which is a little more uncomfortable than over, but in my opinion, it provides a much greater long term result.
Pain is worst over the first 2-3 days, but rapidly settles. With chest pain, taking a deep breath is quite uncomfortable, so naturally people tend take shallow breaths. So I tell all my patients to make a conscious effort to take a few slow deep breaths every hour on the hour to expand your lungs and minimize the chance of any chest infection.
When you get home, don’t lay in bed all day. I want all patients to be up and mobile, but at the same time, don’t expect too much from yourself. As always, common sense prevails.