How Much Pain can I Expect After Breast Augmentation?

Plastic Surgeon Serving Indianapolis, Indiana


Some discomfort is common after any surgical procedure. Indiana breast surgeon Dr. Joseph Fata will provide you with prescriptions that can be used to deal with pain as it arises. These should be filled prior to your breast augmentation procedure. The amount of pain you experience following breast surgery will depend on several factors. The placement of your breast implants, their size and shape, the location of your incision, and your body’s natural pain response will all play a role. Pain should not be excessive, nor should it last for longer than one to two weeks. If you experience significant pain, you should contact our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Fata. Reducing Discomfort Steps you can take to reduce your discomfort following breast surgery include:

  • Take your medications
  • Keep your incisions clean
  • Avoid strenuous activities
  • Apply icepacks
  • Wear your support garments

Dr. Fata will provide you with specific instructions following your breast surgery. Following these closely will help reduce pain, prevent infection, and generally speed your recovery process. Dr. Fata will be happy to discuss this with you personally during your Indiana breast surgery consultation. If you have questions about breast surgery, please contact Renaissance Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation with Indianapolis, Indiana plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Fata.