How Much Pain Will I Be in After My Breast Augmentation?

You should expect some discomfort after your breast augmentation in Glendale. Breast augmentation is a major surgery that you will need time to recovery properly from.

Breast implant placement has a big impact on the amount of pain you can expect to experience during recovery from your breast augmentation. Breast implants placed behind your pectoral muscle will cause more pain during recovery because your muscle and your skin have to stretch and heal over the implant.

With a subglandular placement in front of your muscle, your recovery will be shorter and less painful. Your skin may feel pinched and tight for the first couple of days, but these sensations will lessen as you heal.

Swelling is also part of the healing process. For some patients the swelling lasts for a few months following surgery. This is a natural part of healing. Do not be concerned if your breasts feel hard or swollen.

An important part of your recovery is following your surgeon’s post-operative care instructions. Getting plenty of rest and avoiding strenuous activity will help minimize your discomfort and help you achieve your best breast augmentation results.

If you would like to discuss your breast augmentation options and what to expect during recovery, please contact Gawley Plastic Surgery today for your consultation in the Glendale, Arizona, area.