What can I do about mid back pain after a lower body lift. 1 week post op.

The incision pain is managed with the pain meds but the back pain sitting and standing is constant. I feel that it's gotten worse. When I sit it's knumb and painful and standing it's hurting even though I am staying bent and using a walker. The area that hurts is where the bruising is really bad. I am trying to cut down on pain meds but the only time I get relief is with the max dose for about 1.5 hours and can only take it every 4 hours. I had back issues prior to surgery. HELP

Doctor Answers 2

Body Lift/Body Contouring

I appreciate your question.

Since there has been a change in your post op course, please contact your surgeon so he/she can examine you and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan at this time.

The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.

Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.

Best of luck!

Dr. Schwartz

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon



Back pain.

This sounds like you need to call your doctor for a full evaluation. Have the bruising checked out to be sure you don't have a hematoma. After the evaluation, they can change your pain medication to something stronger. Best, Dr. Aldo

Aldo Guerra, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 197 reviews

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