Exparel: Post-Operative Pain Control For An Even Better Patient Experience
At the Miami Hair Institute, patient comfort throughout the entire hair transplant journey is a top priority. If you have been apprehensive about hair transplant surgery because of concerns about pain either during the procedure or in the hours and days that follow, anesthetic advancements have made the post-operative recovery period a largely pain-free experience.
Two Days Of Non-Opioid Pain Relief
Most of our patients experience minimal discomfort and only need pain medication during the first 24 hours after transplant surgery.
We have now added Exparel to many of our patients’ post-op pain management program. Exparel is a new long-lasting local anesthetic composed of liposomal bupivacaine, which acts in a timed-release manner to control donor area pain for up to 48 hours.
One of the advantages of Exparel is that it is not an opioid or narcotic. In addition to being potentially active or ripe for misuse, opioids can actually slow down your recovery by causing nausea, vomiting, and constipation or making you feel drowsy or confused. Unlike opioids, Exparel only addresses pain in the area where the surgery occurred rather than the whole body.
Because Exparel works over time, patients typically need fewer doses of other medications, including opioids. In fact, Exparel has been shown in clinical trials to help patients use fewer opioids as they start their recovery from surgery.
We have developed a technique that utilizes non-invasive ultrasound techniques to direct where the Exparel is administered. Most patients experience minimal post-operative pain for up to two days.
Call the Miami Hair Institute Today to Learn More About Hair Transplant Surgery
If concerns about pain have kept you from considering hair transplant surgery, we invite you to contact the Miami Hair Institute and arrange a personalized consultation with one of our world-renowned hair restoration physicians. We are confident that once you learn how pain-free the procedure is, you will want to move forward and resolve the hair loss issues that have bothered you for so long.
To receive a personalized evaluation and treatment plan, contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.