For many patients, Tylenol is adequate for pain control after liposuction. Any NSAID can increase the risk of bleeding after surgery. Several small studies have suggested that Celebrex does not increase bleeding risk, but it is an NSAID and can increase bleeding risk. Prescription Tramadol or Ultram is not a narcotic, but has.
I generally request that all patients refrain from Motrin (Ibuprofen and Advil are the same) for 2 weeks before and after surgery because of the increased risk of bleeding and bruising that these medications carry.
Unfortunay you cannot take ibuprofen, as this could cause bruising and bleeding after surgery. We ask all patients to stay away from ibuprofen products, advil, motrin, etc at least one week before and after surgery.
Do ULTRAM really work??? :p I think not a bit!! 8o This is what they give the people who ASK for vicodin or have thrown up red flags. What use are they? 8) Hell, an IBUPROFEN 800mg works better than any amount of Tramadol for pain, any pain. :!.