Advil or Tylenol After Mommy Makeover
- Asked by Cmama in Bay area,ca
- 2 years ago
I want the swelling to go down. Pain is manageable with OTC stuff. When can I start taking anti swelling stuff to make the swelling go down? I'm 4 days post op. And which one is better?
Advil or Tylenol After Mommy Makeover
Do not use non steroidal anti inflammatory medications such as Advil, Al eve, Naprosyn, Motrin, or Ibuprofen for 2 weeks after surgery. All of these will increase your risk for bleeding and they will not decrease swelling. Tylenol is safe to take. Do not take Tylenol in addition to your prescription pain pills as many of these contain Tylenol as well.
Pain Meds after Mommy Makeover
Avoid Advil , aspirin, and similar preparations until you are 2 weeks pos op. These preparations interfere with blood clotting and will increase chance of post op bleeding, always a concern when open spaces exist as they do in breast augs and in tummy tucks. Tylenol is fine to take any time and does not interfere with clotting. Stay within guideline doses. Excessive acetaminophen can harm the liver in large doses. Good Luck
Pain medications that work
Many people ask this question and it really depends on where you are in the healing process. If you are more than about twelve days out you can start taking Advil if that is your preferred pain medications. However in the first couple days any NSAID including Advil may cause an increase in bleeding therefore Tylenol would be the pain medication of choice. But be careful many narcotics have acetaminophen or Tylenol in them and if you are taking both that can be too much Tylenol in you system. The best thing to do is if you are having pain is to contact your doc and the two of you can figure it out together. Hope this helps!
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Advil vs. Tylenol
Tylenol, or acetominaphen, does not increase the risk of bleeding or bruising, as do advil/ aspirin products and ibuprofen. Tylenol is recommended.
Avoid Advil for 2 weeks after surgery
There are many medications that increase your risk of bleeding and Advil is onthat list. Avoid all of these for 2 weeks after surgery to minimize bleeding risks. Tylenol is okay but doesn't reduce swelling as it is not an anti-inflammatory medication.
Swelling early after Mommy Makeover and pain medicine concerns.
At 4 days after surgery, swelling is, almost always, normal. Pick up the telephone and discuss with your plastic surgeon, his (or her) preference in non-narcotic pain medication.
It has been our conservative practice, to avoid NSAID medications (ibuprofen, naprosen, aspirin, etc.) right after surgery, since they have a risk for causing bleeding problems... Oral tylenol, alone, has not been a very effective pain reliever after big surgeries.
There are NSAID exceptions that could be used: Celebrex and Mobic are effective prescription NSAID medications that have much lower post-surgical bleeding risk. Once again, your physician's office should discuss medication options with you.
Usually you need to wait at least a week to take advil, 2 weeks is better. Tylenlol is fine after, but wait longer for the Advil/Ibuprofen, Naproxen drugs.
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Taking anti-inflammatories after surgery
I ask my patients to refrain from taking any anti-inflammatories, such as advil, motrin, ibuprofen, 2 weeks prior to surgery to prevent blood-thinning and/or complications in surgery. At this point in time of your recovery, you should be able to discontinue the narcotics and switch to over the counter medications to aid in the healing process. You should, however, check with your surgeon. Depending on the patients’ pain tolerance, I ask my patients to wean off of their narcotics as soon as possible.
On this site, I do my best to give advice without a physical examination but I want you to know that a physical examination by a board certified physician is always the best way to get the most accurate information.
Post op advil or tylenol
You can take Tylenol now - there's no concern about bleeding from Tylenol. But, you do have to remember that tylenol is already in a lot of combination pain medications already...like Percocet, for example. Better check that first, so you don't overdo the Tylenol dose. (It can cause liver issues.)
I usually have my patients avoid Advil and the other NSAIDs for about 7-10 days post-op.
Neither of these, however, will really help with your swelling. This is really just a matter of time - it usually takes several weeks to go away. Hang in there!!
Arnica and Bromelain helpful for swelling after mommy makeover.
I think what you are really asking is what can you do about your swelling. I think it is safe to take any medication one week after surgery, but neither Advil or Tylenol will help with your swelling.
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