Enhanced Recovery for Safer Surgery

Undergoing reconstructive or aesthetic surgery at Florida Plastic Surgery Group is easier, faster, and safer with our advanced recovery protocol: ERAS, or “Enhanced Recovery After Surgery.” This approach allows our patients to have a comfortable recovery without the risks and side effects associated with powerful opioid pain medications. 

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How does ERAS work?

ERAS involves several different drug classes to successfully manage surgical pain. You will likely be given one medication from each group. You will also be given pain control medications prior to your surgery at the facility, during your surgery, and prescriptions to take after surgery. Based on the type of surgery, you may be administered a non-opioid anesthetic block that keeps pain under control for three to four days following your surgery or a local anesthetic injected into the surgical sites. You will also be administered pre-surgery pain control. 

How will my pain be managed through ERAS?

The medications used in this advanced recovery protocol include:

  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol) purchased over the counter. You must not exceed 4,000 mg of Tylenol (acetaminophen) in 24 hours. 
  • Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs): Ibuprofen (Motrin), Aleve
  • Gabapentin (Neurontin) (for nerve pain)
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What is the difference in recovery with ERAS?

The ERAS approach is a groundbreaking innovation in surgery and involves optimizing healing before, during, and following a procedure. 

The benefits of this approach include:

  • Reduces post-surgical complications 
  • Decreases hospital time
  • Speeds overall recovery and your return to normal function
  • Less risk 
  • Reduces side effects of narcotics, including drowsiness, dizziness, constipation, nausea
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Why choose us?

Florida Plastic Surgery Group is an affiliate of North Florida Surgeons, the leading plastic surgery practice in the region. With 15 years of serving the communities in Northeast Florida, the practice operates with a clear mission: A commitment to excellence in patient care. The entire team provides the highest level of up-to-date and ethical care in the field of plastic surgery, both cosmetic and reconstructive. 

Understanding that choosing to have surgery is a major life decision, and at Florida Plastic Surgery Group, we will care for you like we would our own family in selecting the best procedure, delivering the procedure, and providing support and 24/7 access to our providers for aftercare.

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