With the increase of individuals getting addicted to narcotics after undergoing surgery in order to combat the pain, many patients following breast augmentation surgery seek other alternatives in order to deal with the aftermath. If you have are considering getting breast implants, it’s nice to know beforehand, what kind of pain you can expect to feel during the recovery process and what alternative methods there are for dealing with this pain. Read on to learn more.
1-3 Days Post Surgery
Around 1-3 days following your breast augmentation surgery is typically the time in which you will experience the most pain and discomfort. Although some patients will require or desire the use of prescription painkillers, there are other alternatives you can use. Range of motion is excellent for muscle spasm, gently move your arms in a rowing fashion.
3-7 Days Post Surgery
Once you have gotten over that 2-3 day post surgery mark, the pain you experience won’t be nearly as strong. In fact, you will mostly feel really sore and will be dealing with a large amount of inflammation. During this time, it is typically recommended that you take an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory and painkiller medication such as Ibuprofen. As a non-addictive substance, Ibuprofen will help to take the edge off without you having to worry about any repercussions further down the line.
Undergoing any type of surgical procedure is going to be painful, especially while you are recovering. Depending on your pain tolerance, past history, or lifestyle you may want to skip prescription painkillers altogether while you are going through surgery. By following some of the suggestions listed above, you can help to ensure that you recover the fastest way possible, without having to deal with too much pain. If you would like to learn more about breast augmentation recovery or any of our other procedures, contact the office of Dr. York Yates today!