Intraoperative instillation of ropivacaine during the placement of sub-muscular cosmetic breast implants: Is there a clinical benefit?
Publication date: Available online 9 October 2017
Source:Annales de Chirurgie Plastique Esthétique
Author(s): F. Picard, J. Niddam, A. De Runz, M. Chaouat, M. Mimoun, D. Boccara
IntroductionThe sub-muscular placement of cosmetic breast implants leads to substantial pain due to the muscular distention. The aim of this study was to assess the efficiency of intraoperative ropivacaine instillation to reduce postoperative pain the day after surgery.Material and methodsWe conducted a prospective, controlled, single-blinded study comparing the intraoperative instillation of 7.5mg of ropivacaine...