Thank you for your question. It is important to remember that everyone will recover differently and some will tolerate pain differently. For the most part, the pain medication prescribed should subside most of the pain. You still may experience discomfort, but that is a normal part of the recovery process. The best thing you can do is get plenty of rest and listen to all your PS post care instructions precisely. Best of luck!Dhaval M. Patel Double board certified Plastic surgeonHoffman Estates BarringtonOakbrookChicago
Thank you for your question, tolerance to pain varies from patient to patient, it's important to know that after a surgical procedure of any kind there will be pain, swelling, and discomfort.
Your plastic Surgeon will be able to determine what medication is best for you.
In general, pain meds probably aren't necessary for more than a few days. Remember they may bloat you and constipate you as well.
Pain control is important. I typically use whatever medication a patient has used in the past that has had success. If the patient has never had surgery or never used pain medication, I use oral narcotic meds of varying strengths. The pain can be managed effectively, and this aspect should not deter you from surgery.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA