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You can expect to experience some pain and soreness after breast augmentation. The intensity of this pain depends on:

  • Your perception of pain
  • The size of the breast implant
  • Surgical technique
  • The elasticity of the skin on your breasts

Most of Dr. Martin O’Toole’s patients describe pain after breast augmentation as feeling like the soreness of an intense workout.

Pain medications can be used after breast augmentation to relieve your pain. For most patients, medications make recovery much more comfortable, but your experience may differ. We’ll work with you to find the best way to deal with your post-operative discomfort.

Dr. O’Toole is skilled in gently creating the breast pocket in which the implant will be placed. This pocket is created in your muscle, and working with the muscle during breast augmentation is a primary source of post-op soreness. Dr. O’Toole also does not recommend breast implants that are too big for your body, which can lead to greater pain after surgery.

Although there can be some intense soreness for the first 24 to 48 hours after breast augmentation, patients generally find the results are worth the recovery.

To find out if breast augmentation in the Los Angeles area is right for you, please contact Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery to schedule a free consultation.