Nov 06, 2017
I had my first plastic surgery procedure on October 26, 2017; a lower body lift. I was very nervous about pain control afterwards, however, that was not an issue for me. I ended up staying two nights instead of one due to uncontrolled nausea, vomiting, and orthostatic hypotension with dizziness and presyncopal episodes (almost passing out). I had minimal bleeding during the 5 hour procedure and my drains only needed to be emptied once every 24 hours dut to small amount of bleeding. The surgery was not that bad, and I would do it over again. I went home on Tylenol #3 for pain and phenergan for nausea. That worked just fine.
I had a follow up appointment 5 days after surgery and all 4 drains stayed in just to be on the safe side. I go back today and they should be removed today. I am able to walk just fine and I don't feel tired during the day. I am dreading the feeling of the drains coming out and hoping they do not hurt too bad since they have been in quite a while.