We are pleased to provide narcotics-free surgery, a better option for you.

I use new long-acting local anesthetics and evolving procedural technologies. Combined, this approach makes the recovery from plastic surgery more comfortable than in the past for patients — all without the use of any narcotics.

Three Step Approach

  1. Pre-Surgery: Before surgery, patients receive non-narcotic anti-inflammatories to reduce the sensation of throbbing and aching, medication to reduce any nerve sensitivity, as well as medication to help avoid the risk of nausea.
  2. During Surgery: I inject long-acting local non-opioid drugs directly into the surgical site. These slowly release gradually over the next two to three days.
  3. Recovery: Patients usually just take over-the-counter pain relievers, such as Tylenol®. In some instances, I may also add a muscle relaxant, when appropriate.

Why This Approach

Opioids have been a mainstay in post-surgical pain control. But, that also contributes to people becoming long-term users. Given the devastating effects of opioid use and the ongoing national crisis, not only don’t I want to contribute to this problem, I want a better solution for my patients.

Types of Surgeries

Nearly every plastic surgery I perform where I make an incision may be performed narcotics-free. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • All breast procedures: Augmentation, Reduction, Lift, Reconstruction
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Liposculpture/Liposuction
  • Brazilian Butt Lifts
  • Arm and Thigh Lifts
  • Male Breast Reduction
  • Body Augmentation
  • And more


You benefit by having a quicker recovery! Patients get back  to their normal lives faster. And, we are pleased not to be using or prescribing any opioids.

Schedule your confidential consultation now

Please contact my patient coordinators to schedule your confidential consultation. Call 312.757.4505 or send us an email at info@driteld.com.


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Lawrence Iteld, MD