Often times when patients visit a plastic surgeon they are filled with questions that are quite commonly asked. Does it hurt? How much will it hurt? How long will I be in pain? These questions are on every patient’s mind, and rightfully so. It makes perfect sense to worry when considering to allow a surgeon behold total control over your body and appearance.
One thing to keep in mind when asking these questions is that every person tolerates pain differently. Medication can be given to patients for post-op that are meant to help with pain and minimize any discomfort.
A scale of pain, as far as different surgeries go, are broadly listed in the following:
*Most facial cosmetic operations have fairly minimal discomfort post-operatively.
*Liposuction is slightly more uncomfortable. Any operations that require elevation or tightening of muscles-such as abdominoplasty procedures or breast augmentation procedures have more discomfort that quite similar to that of a C-section.
You can expect a different experience from different surgeries and procedures, and your doctor should be able to explain to you the specifics pertaining to the procedure that you will be having. By having a consultation with a surgeon, you can obtain exact answers to your questions and concerns regarding your particular desired procedure.
Dr. Kim is a plastic surgeon providing his expertise to the Beverly Hills area. For more information please visit Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery.