Published December 6, 2014

Managing the Pain after Breast Lift Plastic Surgery

Breast Lift and Augmentation – is it really that painful?

Are you interested in having breast lift plastic surgery but worried about all the pain that you’d probably have to go through? It might sound silly but it’s a common concern among women looking into the possibility of getting breast lift and augmentation done. Such procedures are after all fairly invasive and one can always expect some pain and discomfort surrounding the operation.

Managing the pain after cosmetic breast lift surgery

Pain is always a significant concern before and after a breast lift operation. However the pain associated with cosmetic breast lift surgery varies greatly from one patient to another. Some women simply have a high tolerance for it while others find themselves in pain following the procedure.  Fortunately, there’s always something that you can do to make the pain much more manageable especially during the first few days following the operation.

Perhaps the best thing that you can do to manage the pain of breast lift plastic surgery is to think ahead – much of the pain associated with breast lift surgery can be attributed to all the swelling which is the body’s normal response to the surgical procedure. The use of compression garments ought to help better manage the swelling and ease the pain.

If you’re having trouble coping with the pain following the operation, cold compresses are also a source of comfort that you can look into. Light apply cold compresses over the affected area for about twenty minutes then ease back for about forty minutes then repeat. Be careful about doing it to much which can be tempting for most patients but ultimately reduces its benefit as the affected area gets used to the cold.

Another thing that you can do to better manage the pain of breast lift operation is to keep yourself elevated which will require some thought on your part. Several days following the operation, you would want to make sure that you lie down on an incline position (at least 25 degrees). Doing so would improve blood circulation and quickly ease the swelling.

Of course managing pain can be a very personal matter as no two patients are exactly alike. Hence you would want to discuss pain management with your breast surgeon well beforehand. If necessary, pain medications may be prescribed following the operation.

Would you like to discuss pain management with some of the best breast surgeons in the country? Call Dr Tavakoli today on 1300 368 107! When it comes to breast lift plastic surgery, you would do well to entrust your needs to a reputable and highly accomplished breast surgeon!

Published By: Dr Kourosh Tavakoli

Dr Kourosh Tavakoli, MS, FRACS, is an internationally renowned Australian trained plastic surgeon with over 20 years of surgical training. He is an active member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), International Society (ISAPS) and American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). He is considered a world leader in plastic surgery of the breast and body and lectures extensively around the word on these topics.