Is marcaine injected helpful for Post-op Pain?
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Exparel is Slow Released Marcaine
Exparel will be available for those concerned about minimizing discomfort after surgeries such as tummy tuck and breast augmentation.
Exparel costs the same as a pain pump and produces the same result but with less hassle.
Injecting marcaine post tt
I do not feel it is as effective as the usage of exparel or a pain pump. I like the pain pump as it drips marcaine solution for 3 days postoperatively. I have found this very helpful, and more so than when I used to inject marcaine at the end of the procedure.
Marcaine for postop discomfort
Injecting Marcaine is a routine part of my tummy tuck procedures. For those patients willing to pay the extra cost, I strongly recommend the use of Exparel. I believe this can be very helpful in reducing postop pain. For all other patients I inject Marcaine with epinephrine. This is also helpful but will lose its effectiveness much more quickly following surgery than Exparel.
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