During your early post-operative period your surgeon will provide you with the appropriate medication and care needed for your recovery. In the early postoperative period following surgery, your active involvement is necessary for a quick and successful recovery.
Day of surgery
You will remain in the recovery room for two hours for monitoring after your surgery and then be transferred to your hospital room.
A sterile dressing pad will be placed over your surgical wound. Your wound dressing will be changed regularly and removed about a week after surgery. Depending on the suture material used, the sutures may either be removed or left in situ to be gradually absorbed. You need to keep your wound clean and dry. You can usually use the shower the day after surgery.
Your surgeon will prescribe medications and antibiotics to help alleviate pain and inflammation.
You will be advised to make a follow-up appointment with your surgeon to check on your progress after your discharge. You should see your surgeon at regular intervals for follow-up examinations.
If there are any queries or concerns, please consult your surgeon.