Pain after breast augmentation


If a woman decides to have a breast augmentation, in the end it is important that the breast does not look operated at all. The average size bra cup should be well filled, with reference to the stature and body weight. Of course, there are women who want a very “showy” cleavage – in connection with an above-average bra cup size. But the experienced surgeon will take care that the operation does not affect the function and health of the breast; it is important that a lasting result is achieved, so that the woman is satisfied on the one hand, and on the other hand no further corrective operations are necessary.

Breast augmentation is always a major operation under general anesthesia, which requires not only professional preparation and execution by experienced specialists in aesthetic plastic surgery, but also a good and comprehensive aftercare. – To ensure optimal healing of the scars after surgery and to minimize pain. But which form of pain is “normal” during treatment and which is not?

The days after

After the operation, it is to be expected that the breasts will be swollen and slightly painful; sometimes minor bruising can be found on the breasts. The specialist will check the results of the operation in the evening after the operation (and/or in the morning of the next day) and treat any problems, which may be post-operative bleeding.

The day after surgery, the drains that drain the wound and blood secretions are removed. The patient is given a new dressing and a special bra. If no complications occur, she can leave the clinic.

What does the patient need to consider once she goes home?

The Support bra is essential, especially in the first weeks – it promotes faster recovery and ensures lasting success of the operation. In addition, there are a few “rules of conduct” which must be observed. These include above all Rest and protection for your own body. Movements should be made slowly and with care.

During the first few weeks, swollen breasts and minor bruising are normal. For this reason, the Breasts regularly cooled be cooled.

After two weeks, the bruises already disappear. The swellings disappear completely after six weeks or two months, at the latest by which time no more pain should be felt.

The patient nevertheless continues to need Patience. Finally, the final results of the procedure are often seen only after six months.

What kind of pain should a doctor be consulted for?

Mild Pain is normal. Patients must not forget that their breasts have been cut open and manipulated. During the first week, painkillers can be taken for relief – in close consultation with the specialist.

How long does the patient “have” to endure the pain? First of all, every woman is different – some patients do not feel any pain after a few days, other women still have discomfort even weeks later.

If the pain becomes more severe, a doctor should definitely be contacted.

It is important not to take any anticoagulant medications after the procedure – these would delay the healing process. Nicotine and alcohol should also be avoided during the first month.

Helpful tips and tricks in everyday life

In addition to pain medications, there are other tips and tricks that will result in the patient experiencing less pain: Jerky Movements should visit avoided should be avoided, as the pectoral muscles in particular are stressed here.

In addition, the patient should have a Lying position on the back take to sleep and under no circumstances lie on the breasts. This sometimes requires a change in sleeping habits.

Inevitably, the Special bra worn constantly is worn at all times – at least for the first six weeks after the operation. On the one hand, this prevents bruising and swelling, and on the other hand, it stabilizes the entire breast area for a perfect result.