Can I drive myself home after smartlipo?
- Asked by coloradoann
- 1 year ago
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Driving after surgery
The short answer is "no". In my practice, we give oral medications to patients that include pain killers. There is a major liability in driving on such medications, so we always ensure that our patients have a ride or are able to take a taxi home.
In the event that a patient does not take any narcotic medications they may be able to drive themselves. However, this is something you should talk over with your doctor.
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