Constipation After Mini Tummy Tuck

I had a mini tummy tuck and has constipation.Thre has been 4 days .Thank you What can I do?

Doctor Answers 3

Constipation after Plastic Surgery

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Thank you for the question.

Unfortunately  constipation is very common after plastic surgical procedures. I usually suggest high-fiber food and weaning off narcotic medications soon as feasible. Medications may also be useful depending  on the specific situation, patient allergy, and surgeon preference.

Generally, it  is advisable for patients seek assistance from their operating plastic surgeon.

Mini Tummy Tuck

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More fiber, All Bran, prune juice, no cheese, milk, butter, white bread, fried foods, or processed meats.  Dark fruits, fruit juice, and a lot of water.  The pain medicine may be the culprit in this.

Vivek Bansal, MD
Danville Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Post Operative Constipation

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Whenever there is a post operative concern, no matter what it is, you should contact your surgeon's office for advice. Often times, pain medications can cause constipation. Consult with your board certified plastic surgeon's office on how you can best manage this. Best wishes!

Christine Sullivan, MD
Columbus Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

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