Any surgery involves a certain amount of pain and feelings of discomfort. That is a common concern of many patients who are considering surgical interventions like a butt augmentation, which is admittedly one of the more painful procedures. You should know that pain is a natural reaction of your body against any trauma. A buttock augmentation involves incisions that cut into your tissue, muscles, skin, and nerves. As such, your body will react against these surgical traumas as a distressing sensory experience in the form of pain and other discomforts. The intensity of pain after the butt augmentation surgery varies from patient to patient. Each person has different thresholds and tolerance for pain. Most patients experience mild to moderate pain and discomforts for the first 2-3 days following the operation, while others feel more intense and prolonged pain. The intensity of pain depends on your pain tolerance level, if it is low or high. In my practice, I normally tell my patients to take a painkiller like Talwin for three days following the surgery or until the pain disappears. The pain relief medications will greatly reduce the pain and other discomforts like irritation, itching, and burning sensation at the surgery site. During the recovery period, you should take enough rest. Do not engage in physically demanding activities during the first 4-5 weeks after surgery as it can trigger intense pain. Avoid bending, jumping, running, vigorous workouts, weight lifting, and sports. Avoid sitting for prolonged periods the first two weeks following the procedure. This does not mean that you just lie around on your stomach. Take slow and short walks once every 3-4 hours every day. This will help prevent possible blood clotting. It bears pointing out that butt augmentation is a major surgical operation and pain after the procedure is absolutely normal and manageable. Recovery is a process. It always takes time and patience. If you closely follow your surgeon’s instructions, the pain is tolerable and pain medications can ease the discomfort.