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Is it very painful during recovery from breast augmentation?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on Surgery

This varies on the placement (over or under the muscle) and size of the implants as well as the individuals response to pain.

In brief: Depends on Surgery

This varies on the placement (over or under the muscle) and size of the implants as well as the individuals response to pain.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not usually

Breast augmentation is real surgery.
You will have some discomfort. There will be pain from the incision, and from the stretch on the muscles. The amount of pain is variable, but is usually well tolerated.

In brief: Not usually

Breast augmentation is real surgery.
You will have some discomfort. There will be pain from the incision, and from the stretch on the muscles. The amount of pain is variable, but is usually well tolerated.
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Most of our patients use their pain pills for 2 days or less, and are back at the gym in 3 weeks.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Breast augmentation is not very painful- especially if the implants are placed above the muscle- recovery time is usually 2-4 days.

In brief: No

Breast augmentation is not very painful- especially if the implants are placed above the muscle- recovery time is usually 2-4 days.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Occasionally

Once in a while a patient will find it so for a few days.
Asps plastic surgeons have techniques that make it very tolerable for most.

In brief: Occasionally

Once in a while a patient will find it so for a few days.
Asps plastic surgeons have techniques that make it very tolerable for most.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes and No

If your breast implants are placed under the muscle , you will definitely experience pain after surgery.
However, the pain can be reduced with a pain pump.

In brief: Yes and No

If your breast implants are placed under the muscle , you will definitely experience pain after surgery.
However, the pain can be reduced with a pain pump.
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
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Dr. Daniel Careaga
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Rarely

Breast augmentation causes a pressure sensation in your chest which is usually well controlled with whatever pain medication your surgeon prescribes.

In brief: Rarely

Breast augmentation causes a pressure sensation in your chest which is usually well controlled with whatever pain medication your surgeon prescribes.
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Dr. Daniel Careaga
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Controlled

Most patients experience pain and soreness after breast augmentation.
At its highest intensity it may last one to three days. Pain and soreness can continue to 1 to 2 weeks. It is usually well-controlled with pain medication.

In brief: Controlled

Most patients experience pain and soreness after breast augmentation.
At its highest intensity it may last one to three days. Pain and soreness can continue to 1 to 2 weeks. It is usually well-controlled with pain medication.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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