Cosmetic Surgery tip #30: Supplement with a natural stool softener
After surgery, many patients find that they are very constipated for several days which can cause discomfort. Dehydration, narcotics and anaesthetic agents used during surgery all contribute to the digestive issue. You can prevent this problem by eating a few prunes each day just prior to and after your surgery. You can also take medical stool softeners like oral Dulcolax® or Microlax® enema for post-op constipation.
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