Patients will be randomized, which means they will either receive the Dysport or not. The Dysport injection is about a $500 value and will be given at no cost to the patient. All patients will be asked to keep a pain log for several months, and then we will see if we can detect a difference in the patients who received the Dysport with those who did not. We are very excited about this research opportunity, but if it is not something you are interested in, you do not need to participate in the study.
Dr. Blanchet has received Institutional Review Board
approval to conduct a study to see if she can help
improve abdominal pain after abdominoplasty.
Participation is completely optional.
Dysport is a medication similar to Botox in that it helps to weaken muscles temporarily. We are hoping that an injection of Dysport at the time of surgery will help the muscle spasm and tightness that patients usually feel after this surgery for several weeks to months. The dose given will not be enough to interfere with normal activities or exercise. We have used Dysport on a few patients, and because we were so impressed with their decreased pain, decided to embark on this study.
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Dr. Blanchet and her staff have been consistently recognized as providing top quality care to their patients.
Dr. Blanchet and her staff have produced a series of post-op care videos to ensure effective at home care.
Commitment To Philanthropy
Dr Blanchet and her husband have been doing volunteer surgery internationally for over 25 years.
For her entire life, Dr. Blanchet has been driven to make the world a better place. Now a board member of the World Pediatric Project, Dr. Blanchet is never happier than when she is using her skills to help those less fortunate, and make the world a better place.