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spa6Exparel (bupivacaine/depofoam) is a recently developed, unique, long-lasting anesthetic. Prior to the arrival of Exparel, local anesthetics were injected at the time of surgery and lasted for only several hours after surgery. Exparel is injected around the surgical incisions while the patient is under anesthesia. This anesthetizes the surgical area and markedly reduces post-operative pain forTHREE DAYS. Most post surgical discomfort usually improves after the first three days.

We at ASSOCIATES IN PLASTIC SURGERY believe Exparel will be a major aid in decreasing post-operative discomfort. The benefits to our patients’ experience are best described by the following testimonials:


 “I have had two experiences

taking care of loved ones who have had breast surgeries. They didn’t have the injections back then so they were in a lot of pain. I had to help them sit up and stand up all the time. They always complained that they were hurting even after taking the pain medication. When my wife had the surgery, they used the injections and she was a trooper. Her pain was non-existent. It really had exceeded my expectations and hers. She was up and down the stairs doing things around the house the night of the surgery. I am going to tell everybody to get the shots for pain because it works.”

 -BK (June 7, 2013)


 “When I had my breast augmentation,

the one thing I was dreading was the pain and discomfort after having the procedure. [The doctor] told me about Exparel, a pain management analgesic and I opted to use it. Well, it was unbelievable. I was not in any pain after the procedure. I could not believe it. [The doctor] did a great job and with Exparel my recovery was a breeze!”

 -JG (June 6, 2013)


 “I want to say thank you to Dr. Alspaugh

and his staff for the amazing care I received while recently undergoing breast augmentation surgery. Everyone was so warm and kind and took the time to answer all of my questions. I was expecting to be in a lot of pain after my surgery, but Dr Alspaugh utilized a new product called Exparel during my procedure and I was shocked at how good I felt after surgery. I hardly took any pain meds and was back to work in 5 days with very little discomfort! I am very pleased with my results and fast recovery,and highly recommend Dr Alspaugh to all my friends!!”


-KH  (June 25, 2013)