Dr. Morales Presents Research on Exparel

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The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery’s Dr. Rolando Morales presents research on drug Exparel at a national conference and had his work published by the Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

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Dr. Rolando Morales, of the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery, is helping to change medicine with his recent research and presentation on the drug Exparel, a new medication which is used as a long-acting pain reliever. Dr. Morales’ research shows the use of this pain medication aids in more rapid recovery from tummy tuck surgery.

Dr. Morales studied Exparel and found that the medication works by significantly relieving pain for 72 hours after surgery and thus significantly reducing the amount of prescription narcotics a patient takes. This helps to reduce a dependence on prescription medications and the possibility of abusing these medications. Additionally, the improvement in pain results in patients returning to normal activities quickly, which is a factor in improving blood flow, healing and recovery.

“I am dedicated to improving my patient care through new innovative techniques and products,” Dr. Morales said. “Exparel is a novel product that has significantly improved postoperative recovery for both abdominoplasty and breast augmentation. It has been an honor to have presented our research regarding use of the product at both major plastic surgery society meetings this year. I look forward to expanding the use of this ‘practice changer’ into other procedures to improve postoperative recovery for my patients.”

Dr. Morales then presented his study findings at the recent 2013 American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Conference in New York. Dr. Morales’ work received huge acclaim. The study was accepted by the Aesthetic Surgery Journal for the month of November. Getting an article accepted and published in one of the most renowned aesthetic journals in the world is perhaps one of the greatest accomplishments of Dr. Morales’ bright career. While many doctors never get the chance to present research at a national conference or have a article published, Dr. Morales accomplished this feat in his first year in private practice.

Dr. Morales continues to expand the use of Exparel into other plastic surgery procedures and, most recently, with breast augmentation. He found similar results in improved postoperative experience with decreased pain and need for oral pain medications. The research abstract was recently presented at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons meeting in San Diego with similar acclaim.

Dr. Morales credited much of his recent success to working with the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery. He hopes to conduct more groundbreaking research with them in the near future.

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Dr. Rolando Morales is an reconstruction and plastic surgeon for the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery. As an experienced and ambitious plastic surgeon, Morales consistently produces excellent results and provides the level of safety, care, and attention his patients expect and deserve. Dr. Morales was born in Galveston and raised in the Greater Houston Area. Heavily influenced by his father, Dr. Morales came to love medicine and surgery in particular. As a member of ACPS's team, Dr. Morales believes in cultivating a culture of care and compassion, offering interactive care and consultations, presenting clients with a wide range of treatment options, practicing frank and honest disclosure and upholding complete doctor-patient confidentiality. Dr. Morales specializes in treatments for the eyelids and face, as well as breast lift, breast augmentation and reduction, body enhancement procedures, plastic surgery for men. Face treatments include brow lifts, rhinoplasty, and blepharoplasty. Body treatments include tummy tucks, liposuction, body lifts, and arm lifts.

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