Speedy Recovery EXPAREL for Post-Surgical Pain Control

At Aristocrat Plastic Surgery & MedAesthetics, we are always striving to provide our patients the best experience possible. Whether you refer to this technique as “rapid” or “flash” recovery, it is gaining popularity for a number of reasons. Utilizing the speedy recovery injectable “EXPAREL” allows patients to significantly reduce the amount of pain they experience during the first 72 hours after surgery, when pain is at its peak. EXPAREL is a slow-release, non-opioid pain medicine that is injected into the surgical site during the operation to ensure a speedy recovery post-surgery. In the past, patients were restricted for up to 6 weeks after surgery. Speedy recovery EXPAREL injections allow for a seemingly painless transition between invasive surgery and full recovery, with minimal discomfort and downtime. While extreme pain is reduced, many patients can do without strong, addictive narcotics, and instead opt for a combination of over-the-counter Ibuprofen and other anti-inflammatories. Since patients have better mobility immediately following surgery, they are capable of performing stretching exercises which helps to decrease muscle spasms in the chest wall, therefore reducing pain and the chance of blood clots. This allows patients to return back to their normal routine much quicker compared to the standard, multi-week recovery with prescribed pain medicine. Speedy recovery injections are available for patients undergoing gluteal implant, breast augmentation and/or abdominoplasty. Schedule a consultation today to find out more about breast augmentation, gluteal implant or abdominoplasty with the speedy recovery injection, EXPAREL.

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What is EXPAREL?

EXPAREL is a slow-release, non-opioid pain medicine that is injected into the surgical site during the operation to ensure a speedy recovery post-surgery.

Is EXPAREL Right for You?

EXPAREL is recommended for patients undergoing breast augmentation, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and/or a gluteal implant procedure. EXPAREL is a non-addictive, non-opioid based pain medicine that is injected into the surgical area while the patient is under anesthesia.

Is EXPAREL Injection Painful?

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EXPAREL injections are seemingly painless due to the patient being under anesthesia when the slow-release pain medicine is administrated. Patients who undergo a surgical procedure with speedy recovery EXPAREL will not experience any pain in the surgical site for the first 72 hours after surgery. Most patients experience some mild pain after the initial 72 hour window but the pain level isn’t considered unbearable and most patients return to their normal routine much quicker compared to patients recovering from surgery without speedy recovery EXPAREL injections.


Meet Dr. Kevin Tehrani, MD FACS

Top plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Tehrani is the founder and director of Aristocrat Plastic Surgery. He values reaching the highest levels of achievement in reconstructive and plastic surgical training, continuing education and clinical experience. Your comprehensive consultation will be exceedingly informative, clear, balanced and there will be plenty of opportunity to discuss all your concerns.


In studies with EXPAREL, the most common side effects were nausea, constipation, and vomiting. These side effects are considered mild and are easily treatable with over-the-counter medicines.


EXPAREL is an FDA approved non-opioid pain medicine that has been successfully administered in more than 3 million patients for post-surgical pain control.

What are the Side Effects?

A Smooth Start to Recovery Begins with EXPAREL

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  • EXPAREL is administered into the surgical site to produce post-surgical analgesia,
  • DepoFoam® drug delivery system gradually delivers bupivacaine over time to extend the pharmacologic effect of slow-release EXPAREL,
  • EXPAREL significantly diminishes opioid consumption,
  • EXPAREL reduces the need for catheters and pumps that may hinder recovery,
  • EXPAREL has a proven safety and tolerability

Finally, the non-narcotic, post-surgical pain control you have been looking for is here. Ensure a speedy recovery today with EXPAREL.

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