If you have a plastic surgery procedure, you will probably receive a prescription for several days of pain medication. While these opioid medications are safe when taken as directed, they are not ideal for everyone and have well-known risks. Your Longwood Plastic Surgery team is proud to offer Exparel, a non-opioid treatment for post-surgical pain.
Exparel is injected into the treated area, where it slowly releases a numbing medication. Since it only works where injected, it does not have the system-wide side effects that narcotics and other pain medications can have. Exparel promises to make surgical recovery more comfortable and reduce or eliminate your need for other kinds of pain relief.