- A hard ridge should form along the incision. As it heals, the ridge will recede gradually.
- Use an electric heating pad, a heat lamp or a warm compress to relieve incisional pain.
- Bathe and shower as usual. You may wash the incision gently with mild unscented soap.
- Wear a supportive bra. Apply bandages to the surgical wound, and change them as directed.
- Prescription pain medication should generally be required only for 2 to 7 days following the procedure.
- You may use nonprescription drugs, such as acetaminophen, for minor pain.
- Have someone drive you home following the procedure.
- To help recovery and aid your well-being, resume daily activities, including work, as soon as possible.
- Avoid vigorous exercise for 2 weeks after surgery.
- Resume driving 3 to 5 days after returning home.
No special diet
NOTIFY OUR OFFICE IF
Any of the following occurs:
- Pain, swelling, redness, drainage or bleeding increases in the surgical area.
- You develop signs of infection: headache, muscle aches. Dizziness or a general ill feeling and fever.