How Much Pain Can I Expect After Breast Augmentation?

Jan 15, 2013

Although this is a commonly asked question about breast augmentation, it is also difficult to answer as it depends on a number of individual factors.

While you will feel discomfort following breast augmentation surgery, it will vary in duration and sensation by patient. Board-certified Tampa plastic surgeon Dr. Antonio Gayoso will thoroughly discuss with you what you can expect following your breast augmentation, and he will prescribe medication to help alleviate any lingering pain following your breast augmentation.

At Home Pain Remedies

Dr. Gayoso will also recommend steps you can take at home as you heal to help lessen the discomfort and swelling you’ll experience after your breast augmentation procedure. For example, resting with cool packs over your breasts during your initial recovery to help reduce swelling, pain and bruising.

Wearing the appropriate support garments after breast augmentation can also help ease discomfort and provide stability for your breast implants as you heal. Generally speaking, most patients find that their discomfort and most of their swelling subsides within the first week or two after breast augmentation.

How We Can Help

It is important to note that every patient and every breast augmentation procedure is unique, and different factors such as body type, overall health and breast implant size can impact the amount and duration of discomfort you may feel. Dr. Gayoso will discuss you personal expectations with you during your consultation.

If you would like to learn more about breast augmentation, please contact Gayoso Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Antonio Gayoso. We welcome patients from the Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, Florida, areas.

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