It is only natural for a certain level of pain and discomfort to occur after a surgical intervention. For most patients, reducing the intensity of the pain can help them have a smooth recovery process. Actually, the pain after plastic surgery is not as intense as many people seem to think. Additionally, the plastic surgeon always prescribes pain medication that will help you get relief. Aside from this, maintaining certain body position can significantly reduce the discomfort as well. In order to ensure you have a smooth recovery with just a moderate level of post-operative discomfort make sure to follow the plastic surgeon's recommendations.