I saw that some ladies took Tylenol Extra Strength and some took Ibuprofen a few days after the Breast Augmentation surgery. Which one would you recommend?
Pain Help After BA?
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Pain Management After Breast Augmentation
You should speak with your surgeon about the options for pain control. Most women find that they need some type of narcotic pain medicine immediately following surgery, but then switch to ibuprofen within a week or so. I think acetaminophen (active ingredient in Tylenol) is way overrated, except when given by IV during surgery.
Post op pain management is indivualized after breast augmentation--work with your surgeon.
Pain is perceived very differently from patient to patient. The surgeon will manage it based on individual needs. Sometime narcotics are the best, other times too much.
Tylenol or Ibuprofen after Breast Augmentation
Tylenol does not interfere with clotting, while Ibuprofen may put the patient at a higher bleeding risk after breast augmentation. This is particularly true in the first two weeks after breast augmentation, when hematoma development is most problematic.
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Thanks for your post. I would suggest you talk to your plastic surgeon about these medications. Both are generally safe to take, but I cannot recommend these without knowing more about your medical history. Good luck - Dr. Aldo Guerra.
Pain Help After BA?
Of the two choices you offer, tylenol is the better. Ibuprofen interferes with normal blood clotting, and that can cause post-op bleeding, so most surgeons discourage its use for 7-10 days.
Most surgeons prescribe something stronger (oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine) for the first few days.
Thanks, best wishes.
my patients take a narcotic after surgery for pain control at least for the first week. they switch to motrin the second week
Pain treatment after Breast augmentation
I will often give patients stronger pain meds than the ones you mentioned, but if they want to they can take Tylenol. Motrin may cause more bruising. Ask your surgeon.
OTC Medications Usully Safer after Breast Augmentation
Your doctor prescribes stronger medicine you don't need to suffer. But if you don't want to take them you can only take Tylenol extra strength.You should talk to your PS.
Pain Control after Breast Augmentation?
Either of the medications that you mentioned may be effective in helping with relatively mild to moderate discomfort after breast augmentation surgery. Only your surgeon however should be prescribing medication after examination and a full knowledge of your medical history/allergies…
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