Best way to wean off pain meds
Thank you for your question. It is always best to see what your PS has to say about it, because he can better evaluate you. However, it is good that you are going to the Tylenol if you feel you do not need the OxyCotin. If pain worsens check with your PS. Best of luck!
Dhaval M. Patel Double board certified Plastic surgeonHoffman Estates BarringtonOakbrook Chicago
Thank you for the question. You are still in the early stages in post operation recovery. This is a very crucial stage in the healing process. It would be best to follow your surgeon's advice on medication. Best of luck. Dr. Michael Omidi.
An in-person exam with a board-certified plastic surgeon is the
best way to assess your needs and provide true medical advice.
It sounds as if you have already done the job of weaning yourself off the pain medication. Keep taking the Tylenol as needed but you will be sore for the next few weeks. Especially with a 3 year old. Remember to be kind to yourself and cut yourself some slack while you are healing. Best, Dr. Nazarian
Weaning off pain medication
Typically patients only need pain medication for the first day or two post op. Since OxyContin his a highly addictive medication you're better off tapering down like you did. Keep taking Tylenol according to dosage instructions and if pain continues to worsen contact your surgeon. Also expain to your three year old that you're a little sore and may not be able to lift at this time but take advantage of snuggle time in a comfortable chair or sofa. Best of luck to you!
Cessation of pain medication after breast augmentation.
Most patients are off narcotics within a few days after breast augmentation. There's no physiologic consequence to stopping these medications even if taken for several weeks.