Breast Augmentation “Pain Suppression Pump”
In an effort to make our patients as comfortable as possible during the first 72 hours following surgery, Dr. Dolsky uses a state-of-the-art pain suppression pump.
The“Pain Suppression Pump” that Dr. Dolsky uses is called an ON-Q®. The ON-Q® has two slender catheters (about the size of sewing needles) that are inserted into the breast cavity next to the implants. There should be no scars produced at the site of the catheter insertion. For 72 hours an IV drip will be directed to the implant site to make post-operative recovery more comfortable.
Dr. Dolsky will see you one to two days following surgery for a post-operative examination. The pain suppression pump will be removed shortly after the examination. Most patients will feel much better by the time the suppression pump is removed. There is no discomfort involved in having the pain suppression pump removed. In fact, many patients cannot even feel the catheter being removed. At this stage, the patient can shower and wash their hair as long as they follow Dr. Dolsky’s specific instructions.
Dr. Dolsky is able to make breast augmentation patients feel much more comfortable using a combination of surgical techniques, oral pain medication and the ON-Q®. For optimum comfort, Dr. Dolsky recommends breast augmentation patients use the "Pain Suppression Pump". You will be given a brochure on ON-Q® to take home with you.
People come to our practice seeking breast augmentation for any number of reasons, including to reduce sagging that occurs after nursing a baby or to enhance small breasts. Whatever your reason, we encourage you to contact our office to schedule an appointment.