We have good news for patients who are considering a tummy tuck in Atlanta, GA. Plastic Surgery Center of the South is offering a new FDA-approved medication called EXPAREL®. EXPAREL is a long-lasting numbing agent that greatly improves post-surgical comfort and reduces the need for narcotics after surgery. This is an exciting addition to our practice that we hope will greatly improve the overall patient experience. Read on to learn more.
What is EXPAREL?
EXPAREL is a combination of 2 pain medications that have been used for several years and have strong safety profiles: bupivacaine liposome and Marcaine®.
How does EXPAREL work?
EXPAREL is placed in the incision at the time of surgery, and it releases slowly into the surrounding area during the 72 hours that follow.
What procedures can EXPAREL be used for?
Patients undergoing procedures such as breast augmentation, tummy tuck and liposuction in Atlanta, GA, may benefit from EXPAREL.
What are the benefits of EXPAREL?
EXPAREL can lead to a quicker, more comfortable recovery with less need for narcotic pain medication. This is a great benefit to people who are allergic to narcotics or who suffer from unwanted side effects with narcotic use.