Two questions really, I am having a second tummy tuck (revision of muscle repair) on January 17th to pull my muscles tighter so that I no longer have the bulge up top. Do you feel like this will help? Secondly, the worst part of my first tummy tuck/breast aug was the headaches and nausea from the Percocet then the Loratab. I am so scared of the pain meds but do not want to be in pain without again. I am very sensitive to meds. Any suggestions?
Muscle Repair Revision. Scared of headaches again from narcotics? (photo)
Doctor Answers 2
Exparel Great for Less Pain after Muscle Repair
Exparel will be available for those concerned about minimizing discomfort after surgeries such as tummy tuck and breast augmentation.
Exparel costs the same as a pain pump and produces the same result but with less hassle and works great.
Narcotics are used only as needed (as cause nausea, vomiting and constipation as frequent sided effects).
Exparel to minimize pain without narcotics
Your best bet might be to ask your surgeon to use Exparel, a long-acting numbing agent that is injected into the surgical site during surgery. This minimizes the discomfort so there is less need for narcotic medications.