Top
20
Doctor insights on: Can I Ask For Pain Medications After Breast Reduction Surgery

Share
1

1
Can I ask for pain medications after breast reduction surgery?

Can I ask for pain medications after breast reduction surgery?

Absolutely: Your plastic surgeon should provide you with a prescription for pain medication to be taken after your surgery. Usually, however, the pain is not great and can be managed with tylenol (acetaminophen) within a couple days after the surgery. ...Read more

See 5 more doctor answers
Dr. Tom Pousti
406 doctors shared insights

Breast Reduction Surgery (Definition)

Reducing breast tissue mass and elevating the breasts on the chest wall tend to improve or alleviate many of the symptoms associated with disproportionately large breasts. It tends to be one of the most patient pleasing ...Read more


2

2
How will I know when to ask for pain medications after breast implant surgery?

How will I know when to ask for pain medications after breast implant surgery?

Before surgery: Your pre-operative visit will include details on pain management including which medications to use. Most patients rely on them for 3-5 days and you will be given a prescription. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
3

3
How much pain will I have after male breast reduction surgery? I need to go back to work as soon as possible, but i can't be on heavy-duty pain meds. Will the pain after male breast reduction surgery be manageable with aspirin or aleve (naproxen)? .

How much pain will I have after male breast reduction surgery? I need to go back to work as soon as possible, but i can't be on heavy-duty pain meds. Will the pain after male breast reduction surgery be manageable with aspirin or aleve (naproxen)?

.

Well tolerated: Although every patient has a different experience after surgery, most patients who undergo male breast reduction surgery tend to do very well from the discomfort standpoint. Much, of course will depend on the patient's specific procedure as well as concerns such as pain threshold. The plastic surgeon will be your best resource when it comes to more specific answers. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
4

4
Can you offer any advice for having breast reduction surgery?

Can you offer any advice for having breast reduction surgery?

Many Factors...: Some general advice would include careful selection of your plastic surgeon, careful communication of your goals, appropriate aftercare preparation and personnel, appropriate time off work and strenuous activity… best wishes. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Would a breast reduction improve my posture? I've only heard positive things about breast reduction surgery, but i'm nervous about any surgery. I'm trying to decide if it would be worth having the procedure for back pain and long-term improvements in my p

Possibly.: An “ideal” patient for breast reduction surgery is one who presents with relatively large breasts in proportion to the remainder of her torso. These patients often present with neck, back, shoulder discomfort, bra strap grooving, postural changes, and occasionally with rashes/infections. This operation tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
7

7
I need drug plan for C-section I have 0 persnt pain tolrance how i will cope with pain after surgery.Tell me best IV madication for pain managment.

I need drug plan for C-section I have 0 persnt pain tolrance how i will cope with pain after surgery.Tell me best IV madication for pain managment.

Not on Health Tap: I am sorry but this specific question must be asked of your OB and the OB anesthesiologist. The best treatment plan for you will come from physician's who know your anatomy and medical history intimately. ...Read more

8

8
How long after breast surgery with implants will I be in pain for?

How long after breast surgery with implants will I be in pain for?

Varies.: Most patients who undergo breast augmentation surgery experience tolerable discomfort for the first week after the procedure. Most patients are also "over the hump” between 2-4 days after the procedure is performed. Pain medication and muscle relaxants are helpful during this recovery. Most patients are able to return to a desk job within one week after the procedure is performed. ...Read more

See 4 more doctor answers
9

9
I'm on pain medication after some oral surgery anything besides ice i can do for the swelling?

I'm on pain medication after some oral surgery anything besides ice i can do for the swelling?

Ibuprofen 800mg: Every 6 hours (unless you have a contraindication), sleep slightly elevated, switch over to moist heat application after 48 hours. Sometimes steroids are given intra-operatively and even post-operatively if significant swelling is anticipated. Normal body response to surgery. Also just has to "run its course". ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
10

10
When under pain management for 2yrs using Butrans patch and there is a need for surgery how would the patient handle pain mgmnt with the surgeon?

When under pain management for 2yrs using Butrans patch and there is a need for surgery how would the patient handle pain mgmnt with the surgeon?

Worry re: withdrawl!: If the B. patch is taken off and no narcotics are given, the pt. will likely suffer withdrawal symptoms. The patch can be continued and the anesthesiologist can over ride the buprenorphine but must be careful to maintain respiration. After surgery the narcotics can be weaned of and the pt. can resume the bup. If patch is taken off, the pt. must be opioid free before re-starting the patch. ...Read more

11

11
After breast cancer operation, what medications do you have to take?

After breast cancer operation, what medications do you have to take?

Br CA meds: That depends. If tumor er+ you may be offered antiestrogen pill for 5-10 yrs. Chemo is a medicine that may be needed mostly IV but some are oral. Medical oncologist will help you decide what's next. ...Read more

12

12
Does radiation therapy affect having breast surgery? I would love to undergo breast reconstruction after my therapy, is that possible?

Does radiation therapy affect having breast surgery? I would love to undergo breast reconstruction after my therapy, is that possible?

You should be able: Most women are candidates for breast reconstruction. In many women who require radiation therapy to treat their breast cancer we often delay their breast reconstruction about 6-12 months after radiation. At that time there are numerous options that are available. Usually using your own tissue is preferable. Ask your plastic surgeon. ...Read more

See 6 more doctor answers
14

14
Will i need to stop taking my prostate medication before surgery for my cataracts? I'll need cataract surgery in the coming year. I take flomax (tamsulosin) for an enlarged prostate. Does this or any other drug cause a problem with cataract treatment? .

Will i need to stop taking my prostate medication before surgery for my cataracts? I'll need cataract surgery in the coming year. I take flomax (tamsulosin) for an enlarged prostate. Does this or any other drug cause a problem with cataract treatment? 

.

I : I agree---going off the medicine does not good. Just let your doctor know that you are on it and he can take the necessary operative precaustions during the surgery. Don't let this stop you from having the surgery that will improve your vision. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
15

15
Can i utilize a mild tranquilizer for extreme anxiety in conjunction with pain meds for post op knee surgery pain?

Can i utilize a mild tranquilizer for extreme anxiety in conjunction with pain meds for post op knee surgery pain?

Consult MD: Since both medications have a sedative effect, your prescribing md, with a full medical history can give the best guidance. Both anxiety and the "real pain" of surgery have a synergistic effect, it is best to treat both, as they are components in your suffering. Surgical pain responds to medicine, perhaps the anxiety component can respond to a psychotherapeutic strategy. Good luck! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
Can you provide some advice for someone who's had breast reduction surgery?

Ask Surgeon: Your best resource will always be your plastic surgeon who will be able to provide you with more specific/relevant advice, depending on exactly what your concerns are. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
How many days does it take for pain from a wisdom teeth surgery and septoplasty surgery to subside?

How many days does it take for pain from a wisdom teeth surgery and septoplasty surgery to subside?

Depends: It will vary depending on the difficulty of the surgery and how healthy you are. The average person will feel much better in 2-3 days, but some people will be sore for weeks or even months. You should talk to your surgeon to know what to expect. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
How safe is the alloderm procedure? I was advised by a doctor to have alloderm when i consulted him for a breast reconstruction surgery following breast cancer. What are the possible side effects of the procedure?

How safe is the alloderm procedure? I was advised by a doctor to have alloderm when i consulted him for a breast reconstruction surgery following breast cancer. What are the possible side effects of the procedure?

Fairly Safe: Alloderm is often used to add additional support to the inferior portion of the implant. Think of it like a hammock to hold the implant. The side effects are similar to other implant based reconstructions. Bleeding, infection, fluid collections are the most common side effects. ...Read more

See 5 more doctor answers
20

20
Can smoking weed substitute for prescription pain meds after minor surgery?

Can smoking weed substitute for prescription pain meds after minor surgery?

Perhaps: Thc is a known pain reliever. However why would you want to use this. Onset and offset of clinical effect is hard to predict, ability to think clearly is impaired. It is less effective than approved pain meds. And, if you are already a steady marijuana user, you will have less benefit. ...Read more