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How long does the pain after breast enhancement last?
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Dr. David Yan
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Varies
Pain is varies from patient to patient.
Some factors that may influence the postoperative discomfort may include the location of the implant, the size of the implant, and surgical technique. In general, placement under the muscle and larger implants probably hurt more. Patients are pretty sore for the first few days, but gradually improve. Most are feeling fine within 2 to 4 weeks.

In brief: Varies
Pain is varies from patient to patient.
Some factors that may influence the postoperative discomfort may include the location of the implant, the size of the implant, and surgical technique. In general, placement under the muscle and larger implants probably hurt more. Patients are pretty sore for the first few days, but gradually improve. Most are feeling fine within 2 to 4 weeks.
Dr. David Yan
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Dr. William Adams
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Pain and breast aug
The pain is most the first few days and they subsides.
People vary in their response to the pain as well as their perception. Narcotics help initially and muscle relaxants may help as well. With submuscular breast augmenation it helps to lie flat in bed occasionally to relax the muscles of the chest and back. Tension in the muscle can increase pain.

In brief: Pain and breast aug
The pain is most the first few days and they subsides.
People vary in their response to the pain as well as their perception. Narcotics help initially and muscle relaxants may help as well. With submuscular breast augmenation it helps to lie flat in bed occasionally to relax the muscles of the chest and back. Tension in the muscle can increase pain.
Dr. William Adams
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Under or over pain?
The location of the pocket may influence this as does the technique, size of the breast and size of the implant to name a few factors not to mention individual pain tolerance.
Pain meds are usually utilized for the first few days on a regular basis followed. Y intermittently for another week.

In brief: Under or over pain?
The location of the pocket may influence this as does the technique, size of the breast and size of the implant to name a few factors not to mention individual pain tolerance.
Pain meds are usually utilized for the first few days on a regular basis followed. Y intermittently for another week.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. D'arcy Honeycutt
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Pain varies
The amount of pain you experience varies.
Women with larger implants and subpectoral implants generally experience more discomfort. Patients commonly feel very sore like a heavy weight on the chest. Sharp, shooting pains are common the first few days, caused from cut nerves beginning to regenerate. Some are back to normal in a few days, while others experience pain for a few weeks to a month.

In brief: Pain varies
The amount of pain you experience varies.
Women with larger implants and subpectoral implants generally experience more discomfort. Patients commonly feel very sore like a heavy weight on the chest. Sharp, shooting pains are common the first few days, caused from cut nerves beginning to regenerate. Some are back to normal in a few days, while others experience pain for a few weeks to a month.
Dr. D'arcy Honeycutt
Dr. D'arcy Honeycutt
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Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not long
Subglandular augmentation is very easy to recover from as the large pec muscle is left in place and the implants are placed under the breast tissue.
With silicon implants this is my preferred placement except in extremely thin women. Normal activity including workouts are resumed within one week.

In brief: Not long
Subglandular augmentation is very easy to recover from as the large pec muscle is left in place and the implants are placed under the breast tissue.
With silicon implants this is my preferred placement except in extremely thin women. Normal activity including workouts are resumed within one week.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
In brief: No standard
Most fine very soon after.

In brief: No standard
Most fine very soon after.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Alan Chen
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: 3-4 weeks
While pain is relative and everyone has different pain threshold, breast augmentation are painful usually in the first week.
Afterwards, pain will subside very quickly. By week 3 and 4, it should be minimal.

In brief: 3-4 weeks
While pain is relative and everyone has different pain threshold, breast augmentation are painful usually in the first week.
Afterwards, pain will subside very quickly. By week 3 and 4, it should be minimal.
Dr. Alan Chen
Dr. Alan Chen
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