Embarking on a journey to enhance your appearance through cosmetic surgery can be exciting and nerve-wracking. One of the most common concerns that may hold you back is whether cosmetic surgery is painful. At NuBody Concepts, we understand that pain management is crucial to your cosmetic surgery experience. Our commitment is to deliver exceptional results while prioritizing your comfort and well-being. Our Tennessee-based cosmetic surgery center has offices located in Nashville and Memphis. Our experienced medical staff is led by board-certified plastic surgeons, providing each patient with personalized care throughout their procedure. You can trust that you are in good hands with us. Let’s look at how to overcome the fear of any pain during cosmetic surgery and find a way forward toward a revitalized version of yourself.
Common Pain Concerns From Cosmetic Surgery Procedures
It’s natural to be concerned about the pain associated with cosmetic surgery. Like any other medical procedure, you might feel discomfort and have to adjust your daily routine while recovering. However, at NuBody Concepts, we take every measure to ensure your procedure is as painless as possible. While it’s natural to feel anxious, advancements in medical technology and pain management techniques have significantly reduced the discomfort associated with cosmetic surgery.
Are you wondering, “What is the most painful cosmetic surgery”? The truth is that it varies from person to person. What we can offer you, though, is transparency across the board when it comes to our cosmetic surgeries. It’s normal to feel anxious before undergoing surgery. However, you can find the antidote when you are informed and prepared. Our dedicated team provides a comfortable experience for each patient. Here are some of our commonly requested cosmetic surgery procedures and the pain you can expect from each one:
A tummy tuck is a transformative procedure that removes excess fat and skin to achieve a flat abdomen. The level of discomfort experienced during tummy tuck surgery can vary depending on the extent of the procedure and the type of anesthesia used. However, at NuBody Concepts, we prioritize your comfort, and our skilled surgeons tailor the procedure to minimize any potential pain and maximize your comfort. Rest assured that you will be in good hands.
A tummy tuck can also be a viable option to alleviate back pain. One of the primary ways it can help is by tightening the abdominal muscles, which provides better support to the spine by reinforcing and suturing these muscles. This improved structural stability can help alleviate back strain, reducing discomfort and pain.
Facelift Surgery and Skin Treatments
Many people who want to rejuvenate their skin often consider facelifts or non-surgical skin tightening treatments. You are not alone if you’re wondering whether a facelift is painful. Most discomfort will appear during the first week, and most patients report feeling back to normal after week two.
At NuBody Concepts, our facelift procedure addresses various signs of aging, such as sagging skin and excess fat. We employ a combination of local anesthetic and IV sedation to ensure you experience minimum discomfort during the procedure and a quick recovery afterward.
Breast Augmentation and Breast Reduction
If you wish to change the size of your breasts, whether larger or smaller, we can assist you. Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery that involves implant placement to enhance the size and shape of your breasts. We use customized IV sedation during the procedure to ensure maximum comfort without compromising the quality of the results.
Breast reduction is a surgical procedure that can help reduce breast volume for both men and women. For some, this is for aesthetics. For others, they may experience pain or discomfort due to the size of their breasts. Overly large breasts can be heavy on someone’s shoulders and can cause pain. A breast reduction can relieve this pain. At NuBody Concepts, we offer breast reduction surgery for both men and women. We perform this surgery under IV sedation for maximum comfort and swift recovery.
Self-Regulated Pain Management
Since 2021, NuBody Concepts has proudly offered Pro-Nox for approved patients. Pro-Nox is a patient-driven pain management system that allows patients to be awake and comfortable during medical procedures. We already use local anesthesia for minimally invasive procedures such as liposuction, skin tightening, and for those concerned that laser skin resurfacing is painful. However, we understand that some patients may experience anxiety and discomfort during the procedure. That’s why we have the patient-controlled Pro-Nox system in place, which offers added comfort and can help alleviate anxiety. Talk to your plastic surgeon during your consultation to see if this is an option for you.
What Pre-Op and Post-Op Steps Can I Take to Help Reduce Pain?
The journey toward a new you continues beyond the operating table. Proper pre-op and post-op care play a significant role in managing pain and ensuring a smooth recovery. Our skilled plastic surgeons provide comprehensive guidance on the steps you can take before and after the procedure to minimize discomfort and make your experience as comfortable as possible.
Preparing for surgery is important to ensure you are in the best shape for your upcoming procedure. Here are some essential tips to properly prepare for cosmetic surgery:
Follow the pre-operative instructions provided by your surgeon.
Quit smoking and avoid alcohol consumption.
Stay hydrated and maintain a healthy and balanced diet.
Arrange for someone to drive you home after the surgery.
In addition, be sure to discuss any medications or supplements with your plastic surgeon, as they may require adjustments before surgery.
To ensure a quick and healthy recovery after your cosmetic surgery, we provide you with post-operative instructions well before your procedure. This way, you have ample time to prepare your home and schedule accordingly. We also offer follow-up appointments to check the progress of your recovery and answer any remaining questions you may have. We take after-care seriously because we understand that getting the right care can also alleviate the stress associated with the procedures.
How Do I Choose a Qualified Plastic Surgeon?
Choosing the right surgeon is paramount to a successful and comfortable cosmetic surgery experience. At NuBody Concepts, our board-certified plastic surgeons, John D. Rosdeutscher, MD (Nashville) and Mark H. Peters, MD (Memphis), lead our offices. We adhere to the rigorous standards to maintain qualifications by The American Board of Plastic Surgery, ensuring you receive the highest level of care and expertise.
When looking for a plastic surgeon, use someone board-certified through the American Board of Plastic Surgery. It is the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties for cosmetic surgery, which has rigorous standards and constantly evaluates training and practice. Reach out to our Nashville or Memphis office for a consultation and to learn more about our expert staff.
At NuBody Concepts, we recognize that the fear of pain shouldn’t stand between you and the appearance you’ve always wanted. Our medical team provides exceptional results and a comfortable cosmetic surgery experience. The stigma around pain associated with cosmetic procedures is a thing of the past. Schedule a consultation with NuBody Concepts today. Let us guide you on a journey to a more confident and beautiful you. View our before and after photos to witness the transformative results we can achieve together. Your dream appearance is within reach, and we’re here to make it a reality.