I recently answered a question on RealSelf on how to deal with pain after surgery. When it comes to dealing with pain after a breast augmentation, your recovery time will depend on your implant size. For example, patients who choose larger breast implants have a longer recovery than patients who choose smaller ones.
At ROXY Plastic Surgery we try to minimize recovery pain as much as possible by providing all of our patients with a detailed recovery checklist.
1. Ice: Purchase a large bag of frozen peas from the grocery store and put them in smaller snack ziplock bags for easy use. The bags will mold to your breasts and you can slip them in your sports bra. They’ll defrost before they can freeze burn your skin (like ice can) and then you can exchange them out.
2. Keep inflammation down: Invest in a sports bra that provides good support to help with swelling which will decrease pain. I also give my patients anti-inflammatory medication to decrease swelling and pain.
3. Relax a little: Don’t try to do too much or you get exhausted and that makes it harder to mentally deal with the pain. This leads to you feeling MORE pain.
4. Muscle relaxers: If you are still in pain, talk to your doctor about using a muscle relaxer – sometimes it’s the muscle spasms that keep you up at night.
Be sure to also check out our Breast Augmentation Before & After Gallery which highlights women before and after their breast implant surgeries. Contact us here or call 614-764-7699 to schedule a consultation today.