If you’re like most people, one of your primary concerns about undergoing any type of plastic surgery procedure is the level of pain that will be involved. Thankfully, recent innovations in cosmetic surgery technology and techniques have significantly reduced the amount of pain experienced both during and after surgery. However, like any surgical procedure, some amount of discomfort is inevitable.
The amount of pain you are able to tolerate may be quite different from what another patient is able to handle. Because of how unique each person’s body and rate of healing is, it’s difficult to make an all-encompassing statement about how painful your procedure might be.
At Marietta Plastic Surgery, we understand that any surgery is a nerve-wracking experience. We are dedicated to maintaining your comfort level at every step of the process. Our compassionate staff and board-certified* plastic surgeons will discuss all of your concerns about pain management during a personalized consultation.
Factors that Influence a Patient’s Perception of Pain
Pain management is a high priority at our surgical center. We do everything we can to help you understand what to expect during both the surgical and the recovery process. Your perception and experience of pain may be affected by several factors, including:
- The type of procedure being performed
- Your previous experience(s) with pain
- The use of anesthesia
- Your gender (male patients tend to have a lower threshold for pain than females)
- Your age (younger patients may experience more pain than older adults)
If you have further questions about what to expect during a specific plastic surgery procedure, please contact our skilled surgical staff at Marietta Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation. Our offices serve the entire Atlanta area with locations in Marietta and Woodstock, Georgia.