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Are you considering having a breast augmentation but are a bit apprehensive because you heard that there is a lot of pain that is associated with the surgery?


Have you actually put off either seeking a consultation for a breast enlargement or even delayed scheduling surgery because you heard that there is a lot of discomfort/pain with the surgery which can last from several days to more than a week?

Well guess what?

Breast augmentation surgery doesn’t have to be painful!

Yes, there will be some discomfort. After all, this is surgery. BUT – it doesn’t have to be overwhelming, severe and incapacitating.

Then again, there are some individuals who take a week off from work due to the “horrible” pain that they are experiencing from an ingrown fingernail or who need the next day off because of their ice cream induced brain freeze earlier in the day.

Most of my patients have a mild or quite tolerable amount of discomfort after their breast augmentation that is usually well controlled with the prescribed medication. In fact, many are either taking little or no pain medication at 24 hours and are up and around, even getting out and going to the store, restaurant or even a friends place.

The following video is of a recent patient of mine who underwent a breast augmentation the previous day – only 24 hours earlier. In it, she candidly shares her experiences and thoughts.


What is the reason that most of my patients undergoing breast enhancement surgery don’t have incapacitating pain?

I use a gentle, relatively atraumatic surgical technique combined with a complimentary and effective postoperative regimen that together seem to be quite effective in reducing postoperative discomfort.

So, if you are contemplating breast augmentation surgery and up to now have hesitated due to concerns of pain from the procedure, you may want to reconsider.

For more information on breast augmentation surgery or on any other plastic surgery procedure that I perform or to schedule your complimentary consultation with me, you can call my office at 480-451-3000.

Steven H. Turkeltaub, M.D. P.C.
Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona

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