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Persistent Opioid Use and High-Risk Prescribing in Body Contouring Patients

Bennett KG, Kelley BP, Vick AD, et al. Persistent Opioid Use and High-Risk Prescribing in Body Contouring Patients. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019;143(1):87-96. doi:10.1097/PRS.0000000000005084

  • More than 10% of opioid-na├»ve patients develop persistent opioid use after body contouring surgery.
  • Plastic surgeons must encourage opioid-alternative pain management strategies and optimize transitions of care in vulnerable patients.


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