Phone: 425.285.2112
Fax: 425.803.0218
Kirkland Office
Everett Office

Plastic Surgery

Washington: Seattle, Everett, Bellevue, Tacoma

On-Q Pain Pump

One of the key components of Dr. Pratt’s Pain Buster Therapy is the routine use of the On-Q Pain Pump system to treat pain following abdominoplasty and submuscular breast augmentation surgery. The On-Q Pain Pump has simply revolutionized effective post-operative pain control in these patients.

How does the On-Q Pain Pump work?

On-Q Pain Pump

The On-Q Pain Pump consists of 2 tiny catheters which are passed through the skin into the deep tissues of either the abdomen during abdominoplasty or the breast pocket during breast augmentation.

A long acting local anesthetic similar to the medicine used by your dentist to numb up your teeth prior to a dental procedure is infused into the surgical site for the first 3 days following your surgery.

Does the medicine used in this pain pump make me drowsy?
Contrary to popular belief, the On-Q Pain Pump does not administer narcotics through your vein, thus it has none of the side effects of such pain pumps such as drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, constipation, or a “drugged up” feeling.

Do I need to take other pain medication while the On-Q Pain Pump is working?
The need for narcotic pain medication is greatly reduced, and sometimes even eliminated when the On-Q Pain Pump is used for postoperative pain control.

What happens after all of the anesthetic medicine has been infused at 3 days following surgery?
Once the pump has delivered all of the medicine, the tiny catheters are painlessly removed.

Click here for more information–


10413 NE 37th Circle, Kirkland, WA 98033

4005 Colby Avenue, Everett, WA 98201

Map Contact