im going to get a bbl and a mini tummy tuck. former patients of the dr said that the painkiller given to them makes them very nauseous, can i request percasets ? can i ask my primary care physician to prescribe me some for my surgery?
May I Request a Specific Painkiller for the First Few Days of my Procedure to Help Me Get By?
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Pain medication after surgery
It is important that you discuss your concerns with your doctor or their office. I am sure that they will help you find the best pain medication for you after surgery.
Postop pain medication
May I Request a Specific Painkiller
Most surgeons would be very happy to hear which pain medicine has worked well for you in the past and then prescribe that for you.
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Yes. We always give adequate pain medication prescriptions for postoperative pain. Ask your doctor office
Nausea with Pain Medicine
Nausea is a common side effect of most narcotic pain medicines including Percocet. I would ask for anti-nausea medicine in addition to your pain killer of choice. Good luck.
I provide my patients with anti nausea medication to help them in the post operative period. I also ask them to take the pills with food
Discuss Pain Management With Your Plastic Surgeon
Let your Plastic Surgeon know what pain medication has previously worked for you in the past and if its something you could take after the surgery, mostly because there are some medications that you must avoid before and after surgery. He /She would let you know what is the right choice for you.
Absolutely! Most practitioners are aware we are all not the same and respond to certain medications differently. Consider expressing your concerns to your surgeon before your surgical procedure. Best,
Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS
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