SOURCE: Stafford R. Broumand, MD

Stafford R. Broumand, MD

November 27, 2013 05:05 ET

New York Plastic Surgeon Uses Multifaceted Approach to Pain Management

Dr. Stafford Broumand Employs a Combination of Surgical Techniques and Medications to Minimize Post-Operative Discomfort

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Nov 27, 2013) - Stafford R. Broumand, MD, a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City, strives to provide his patients a comfortable and relaxing experience without compromising the surgical results they have come to expect. In order to help manage post-operative discomfort, Dr. Broumand has begun to use an innovative analgesic called EXPAREL® as part of the recovery process. "The old adage of 'no pain, no gain' doesn't hold much merit these days when it comes to cosmetic plastic surgery at my practice," says Dr. Broumand.

With the use of EXPAREL® pain management after surgical procedures, many of Dr. Broumand's patients report that their comfort levels are higher than they thought was possible after cosmetic treatments such as tummy tuck or breast augmentation. Dr. Broumand says this positive outlook on the recovery process impacts the way in which patients look back at the whole experience of cosmetic surgery. When patients recall their entire surgical experience in a good light, he says their own overall satisfaction increases and they are more likely to recommend plastic surgery to a friend or a loved one.

In addition to using EXPAREL® to manage any post-operative pain, Dr. Broumand selects surgical techniques that are designed to minimize bruising and bleeding -- both major causes of discomfort during the recovery period. A recent blog post titled "My Technique for Managing Pain After Cosmetic Surgery," explains how Dr. Broumand keeps the recovery process in mind when determining his surgical approach. He says, "No matter the procedure, I work meticulously to limit bruising and will often use several different medications to deter or even stop bleeding in order to better manage post-operative pain for patients."

Dr. Broumand also takes advantage of the ability to layer or overlap pain medications throughout the healing process to adjust for the changing needs of each patient's recovery. While a medication such as Xylocaine® can be used to reduce any pain as soon as the patient awakes from surgery, Marcaine™ is used for more site-specific treatment. As Dr. Broumand highlights in a blog post titled "Benefits of EXPAREL®" the medication is also used for localized pain management, but is intended for more extended use. "Due to its slow-release design," says Dr. Broumand, "it is much longer-acting than most other pain medications (which generally last anywhere from 15 minutes to a few hours to about half-a-day) and has proven to effectively reduce pain for up to three days after surgery."

With a combination of surgical techniques aimed at improving post-operative patient comfort and a carefully constructed medication plan, Dr. Broumand seeks to improve the overall experience of plastic surgery for his patients.

About Stafford R. Broumand, MD

Dr. Stafford Broumand is a board-certified plastic surgeon who earned his medical degree from Yale University and trained in Plastic Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He has been named a Top Doctor in The New York Times Magazine and currently serves as the Associate Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Broumand is available for interview upon request.

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