Will the Pain Killers Make Me Sick After my Breast Augmentation?
The most common cause of nausea (and vomiting) after breast augmentation, or any surgery using a general anesthetic, is the anesthesia itself. That is why we prefer to do this procedure under "twilight" with light sedation, rather than a general anesthetic. Any narcotic-type pain medicine can also cause nausea (Vicoden, Percocet, Demereol, etc) as well. This is best avoided by taking these medicines sparingly, only as needed, and with at least a little bit of food in your stomach.