One of the most common questions we get before someone undergoes a plastic surgery procedure is, “Is this going to hurt?” That is, of course, a completely natural thought for most people as none of us like to experience pain. Thankfully, the amount of discomfort experienced during and after surgery has been greatly reduced thanks to recent innovations in technology and cosmetic surgery techniques. However, just like with any other surgical procedure, some pain and/or discomfort is inevitable.
Making general statements as to the amount of pain you’re going to experience from a surgical procedure is difficult. Every person’s body is different and the amount of pain one person can take can vary significantly for another. Each person’s healing rate also varies; one person may heal in a week, another in a month.
We understand that any surgery can make someone a nervous wreck and are dedicated to maintaining your comfort level every step of the way. Our staff will discuss and address all of your concerns about your surgery during your consultation.
We take pain management very seriously at our surgical center. We do everything possible to help you understand the surgery and recovery process and what to expect both during and after your procedure. Several factors can influence your perception of pain and what you may experience such as:
- 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)
If you have any further questions or concerns about what to expect during a specific plastic surgery procedure, please contact us at Tarola Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation at 615- 624-8914.