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Using a long acting local anesthetic at the time of surgery and providing narcotic medications by mouth are routine methods for minimizing pain following a Tummy Tuck. Most important in my experience is teaching you how to move, walk, get in and out of bed, and carry out your daily activities without stretching or pulling on your Tummy Tuck Incision. You will find that if you walk slightly bent at your waist, avoid quick motions to stand up straight, that you will minimize your...
Thank you for the question. I use a pain pump that administers long lasting thing local anesthesia (as a drip) for several days after tummy tuck surgery. Also, oral medication including narcotics and muscle relaxants are very helpful. Anti-inflammatories are also supplemented. I hope this helps.
The successful treatment of pain after a tummy tuck begins before the first cut is made. Adequate local anesthetic solution, both short and long acting is the key. If your body does not experience the pain, even while you are asleep, than when you wake up the discomfort from surgery will be mild. Next, NSAIDs, either Caldolor or Toradol, can be given intravenously at the very beginning of the case. These medication have been shown to reduce post operative pain and the need for narcotic pain...