What are some ways to reduce pain after breast augmentation?

Outside of taking pain meds, and relaxing, are there ways to speed up recovery and help reduce pain after breast augmentation surgery? I had my boobs done 4 days ago and I’m still in a lot of pain. I’m doing everything my doctor told me to do, but I wanted to see if there was maybe a quick fix or some tips from other doctors or people who previously had a breast augmentation?


F, 32, California

Ideally, your Dr. would have used Exparel or a pain pump which can significantly decrease pain.  It is important to begin moving your arms as much as possible, beginning in the recovery room.  Relaxing is the last thing you want to do.  The addition of Gabapentin and Ibuprofen to your pain med regimen can make a significant improvement.

Dr. Ken Stein