Using a pain pump. It is a device that delivers numbing medication to the area automatically, for 2 to 3 days, when you need it most. Many patients take over the counter pain medication with the pain pump, and this may avoid the side effects of prescription pain medications.
Keeping your breasts supported by the surgical bra or elastic bandage/Ace wrap provided after surgery will help to reduce your pain.
Light stretching or exercising. Doing exercises like arm circles, shoulder rolls, and corner chest stretches can help progressively stretch the pectoralis muscle, or chest muscle. Doing these exercises once an hour following your surgery can prevent the muscle from contracting and shortening which may cause more discomfort.
Ask your surgeon about Botox. According to a scientific review published in the Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery, patients who had their implants placed underneath the chest wall and then receive Botox injections either during or after the surgery experienced less pain. There is a caveat to this advice: this review only looked at seven studies and the authors of the review state that the assessment of outcomes for this practice is inconsistent and needs more study.