Thank you for the question.
Unfortunately constipation is very common after plastic surgical procedures. I usually suggest high-fiber food and weaning off narcotic medications soon as feasible. Medications may also be useful depending on the specific situation, patient allergy, and surgeon preference.
Generally, it is advisable for patients seek assistance from their operating plastic surgeon.
Whenever there is a post operative concern, no matter what it is, you should contact your surgeon's office for advice. Often times, pain medications can cause constipation. Consult with your board certified plastic surgeon's office on how you can best manage this. Best wishes!