Is plastic surgery painful?

Each surgery is different and every person has a different pain threshold. All of our surgical procedures are performed under general anaesthetic so the patient does not feel a thing.

However, during the post-operative recovery phase, you may experience some discomfort. During this time, we will provide you with pain relief medication to minimise any painful sensations.

Regarding our aesthetic procedures – lip treatments by Dr.Hodgkinson may sting a little due to the number of sensitive nerves around your mouth.

Infini treatments may also cause some mild discomfort during the process.

We use anaesthetic creams to dull any painful sensations, or alternatively a nerve block can be utilised to numb the whole area.

Darryl Hodgkinson

About The Author - Darryl Hodgkinson

Dr. Darryl J. Hodgkinson is recognized world-wide as an expert in cosmetic plastic surgery with more than thirty years of experience in both cosmetic and plastic/reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Hodgkinson did his plastic surgical training at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in the United States and is amongst an elite group of a very few surgeons to hold two degrees in plastic surgery from American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons, Canada.

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