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2023 Jan

Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open



Multimodal Pain Control Reduces Narcotic Use after Outpatient Abdominoplasty: Retrospective Analysis in an Ambulatory Surgery Practice.


Despite dominating fewer headlines, the opioid epidemic continues to plague society. Surgeons have the responsibility to change their opioid prescribing habits while maintaining adequate patient comfort. This study examines the transition to a multimodal, perioperative protocol in an ambulatory surgery setting for abdominoplasty patients. We hypothesized that using multimodal analgesia could significantly reduce narcotic consumption.