Breast augmentation without morphine just ibuprofen? (Photo)
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Harvard Educated, Beverly Hills & Miami Beach Trained, Double-Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Pain meds after breast augmentation
Post surgery pain relief
Morphine is not required. Discuss this with your anaesthesiologist and make a plan for post surgery that does not involve opiates if possible.
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Motrin after Breast implants.
Thanks for your question. Because Motrin( Ibupofen) can increase the risk of bleeding I favor tylenol in the post op period. Ibuprofen inhibits platelets that allow our blood to clot. Tylenol does not.
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Consultation with a surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery would be the next best step.
Motrin is inadequate
Pain Meds after Breast Augmentation
Post Op Medication Concerns
I advise against Ibuprofen post op and instead recommend Acetaminophen due to bleeding concerns. Each Plastic Surgeon has their own preferred post op medication protocols however and you must speak with your own surgeon about your preferences and concerns. Many of my patients find that they do not need narcotic pain medication post op or they will take only small amounts for the first day or two. I prescribe it to be taken as needed, not exceeding the max dose, for this reason. Talk with your Plastic Surgeon about what will work best for you.
Ibuprofen after breast augmentation
I advise all my patients to stop Ibuprofen for 2 weeks prior to surgery and 1 week after surgery. However, there are surgeons who do prescribe Ibuprofen after surgery with good pain relief. If you have any addiction issues in the past, be sure to have an open honest conversation with your doctor before hand so you can be comfortable and safe after surgery.
Best wishes and good luck.
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon
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