Breast augmentation procedures are quite common and so are questions about pain medication post operatively. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions.
Q: What type of pain will I have post-operatively and what type of pain medication will I be prescribed?
A: Patients often start to feel good after a day or two after surgery. The pain medication regimen that I prescribe is standard: either Vicodin or Percocet. The Percocet tends to agree with people more and produce less nausea. If patients have had Vicodin before and have no adverse reaction, then we prescribe Vicodin.
Q: What if my pain continues after returning to normal activities?
A: If patients have pain in the later four to six weeks when they return to activity, then we add oral Toradol for a few days to help with pain control.
Q: What if I have trouble with nausea?
A: Emend is helpful pre-operatively for nausea control. Emend is prescribe and taken on the morning of surgery to control nausea. The effects of Emend last approximately 3 days.