I had a hernia which protruded and destroyed my belly button area. I needed an exper plastic surgeon to repair this area.
He explained to me that I will not be wrapped like a mummy, there will be not be any drains, my incision will be glued and covered by special ½” tape and I will not have to wear compression garments afterward. Dr. Epstein also attaches a pain pump to administer medication from a fanny pack to numb your entire belly area for the first 3 days. He explained that pain pills constipate you and the less you take the better. After my surgery, I took nothing stronger than Extra Strength Tylenol.