Recovery After Breast Augmentation - Restora Austin
Sharon S. Stanley, MD, Ian C. Hoppe, MD, Frank S. Breast augmentation is among the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the United States. Postoperative pain management following breast surgery has traditionally involved intravenous and oral narcotics.
How much pain can you expect after a breast augmentation surgery?
I've been thinking about getting my breasts enlarged for a while now, but I'm worried about the pain after recovery. All the stuff I see on the news about the opioid crisis makes me nervous about taking strong painkillers. Is the pain something I could manage with some Advil or will I need something stronger? Thank you for your question. You can expect to have some degree of pain after breast augmentation surgery.
Most women are delighted when they realize the surgery and recovery are much easier than they expected. This comes from the expertise of Drs. Gordon or Reid and the precise, gentle manner in which they perform surgery. There is rarely any bruising, no need for drainage tubes or wraps, and swelling is minimal because of their atraumatic techniques using complete muscle relaxation and the Keller Funnel. A long-lasting local anesthetic will be placed around the implant to minimize discomfort.