ePlasty: Vol. 20
Diazepam Premedication in Primary Augmentation Mammoplasty
Elizabeth A. Lucich, MD,a Nicholas S. Adams, MD,a Renee L. Barry, MD,b Joshua J. Nelson, MD,a Joshua P. Kelley, MD,a and John D. Renucci, MDa,c

aSpectrum Health/Michigan State University Plastic Surgery Residency, Grand Rapids; bHenry Ford General Surgery Residency, Detroit, Mich; and cPlastic Surgery Associates, PC, Grand Rapids, Mich


Correspondence: elizabethlucich@gmail.com
Keywords: breast augmentation, augmentation mammoplasty, diazepam premedication, narcotic use, pain control, postoperative nausea and vomiting

Goals/Purpose: To evaluate the effects of preoperative oral diazepam on the postoperative course of patients undergoing primary augmentation mammoplasty in an outpatient surgical center. Methods/Technique: A retrospective review was conducted of 189 patients undergoing primary breast augmentation at an outpatient surgical center from 2012 to 2015. Patients receiving same-day premedication with oral diazepam were compared with a control group without premedication. Patients with combined surgical procedures were excluded with the exception of minor, superficial procedures. Patient demographics, perioperative medication use, .......