Are painkillers needed after an arm lift (brachioplasty)?

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Even though I'm scared of my actual arm lift surgery, I'm even more afraid of the few days after my arm lift when I have to wait for my arms to heal. Everyone who knows me says that I have zero tolerance for pain. Honestly, I'm a big baby. So, the thought of not having any painkillers prescribed by my doctor terrifies me. I need to know that I'll have something to deal with the pain.


F, 59, Maryland