Are you considering a surgical procedure, but worried about the pain it may cause? Rest assured, Dr. George H. Pope has a solution for you! He is one of the first surgeons in Orlando to use Exparel, a new groundbreaking and safe pain reduction medication.
Today, most post-surgical pain is managed through the use of opioids. Opioids come in the form of drugs like Codeine and are usually prescribed as an oral dosage. These drugs can cause unwanted side effects and have been shown to be rather ineffective in the first 24 to 48 hours after a surgery. Exparel has been tested with surgeries that are known to be the most painful, and proven to supply a significant reduction in pain during the first 72 hours. This means a faster recovery, less pain, and less opioids in your recovery process.
Contrary to most pain reduction treatments, Exparel is not taken orally. It is injected directly to the surgical site and the pain relief is slowly released over time. This powerful pain reliever right at the source greatly reduces the recovery time of surgeries, allowing you to return back to your normal life quickly. Studies show that Exparel provides a 30% reduction in cumulative pain scores along with a 45% decrease in the use of opioids.
With many new medications, the main concern is safety. You can put your mind to ease knowing that Exparel has been evaluated in 21 clinical trials, which include over 1,300 subjects, who experienced minimal side effects. You can read more in-depth about the safety of Exparel here. When you come in for your consultation, ask Dr. Pope if Exparel is right for you.
We are proud at the Orlando Plastic Surgery Center to be the first to offer this great new pain reduction method. Contact us and schedule your consultation with Dr. George H. Pope today. You are sure to get the results you want with the least amount of pain possible.