Plastic surgery can hurt. Large-volume liposuction, tummy tucks, breast augmentation, and the like. Depending on the procedure, you could be in for an uncomfortable couple of days.

Up until recently, many plastic surgeons didn’t give as much thought to prescribing narcotics like Vicodin, Percocet, and oxycodone to address the issue and maintain a level of comfort for patients. But as the country grapples with an opioid epidemic that claimed tens of thousands of lives last year alone, doctors who perform cosmetic procedures are taking a closer look at pain management.