All surgery is associated with some degree of pain, from mild to severe. If your surgery was more extensive, then you will have more post-operative pain, unfortunately. Typically the pain intensity peaks 6 to 10 hours after the procedures. Taking your pain medicine as directed by the doctor will help reduce this pain to a tolerable level. It is important to realize that no pain medicine will completely eliminate all pain. However, it should reduce the pain. Typical pain control medicines include narcotic analgesics like Percocet or Hydrocodone. If you are not allergic, you may supplement your narcotic pain medicine with the Ibuprofen, which may have been prescribed by the doctor.