One of the common questions people have about breast lift surgery is: Does it hurt? The short answer is: yes.
Whenever you have surgery, you will likely experience some discomfort associated with the procedure, and patients typically describe the discomfort associated with a breast lift as "moderate." But you should know that you don't have to go through the procedure alone, and with our experience and professional training, we are able to reduce the discomfort you actually feel to a minimum. During your procedure, you will typically be under general anesthesia. During the procedure we perform a nerve block to give you excellent post-operative pain control. After the procedure, you will be prescribed pain medication that will keep your discomfort at a tolerable level.
The level of discomfort you experience will depend on a number of factors, including the extent of your breast lift procedure, and your personal tendency to experience pain, but despite these variables, we are typically able to control the discomfort you feel. In the rare event that discomfort does not respond to pain medications, it is likely a sign of serious postsurgical complications and you should contact our office immediately.
At Marietta Plastic Surgery, we strive for complete and honest education of our Atlanta-area patients. If you want to discuss a breast lift or other plastic surgery procedure, please contact us today to schedule a consultation at either of our Atlanta-area offices.