For the purpose of preventing infection, antibiotics will be given out, starting the night before your surgery. Feel free to wear comfy, loose clothes when you come for the surgery. The operation is performed under anaesthesia and takes about an hour. You will be signed out in the evening of the same day.
When the operation is completed, a firm pressure dressing is applied. The dressing is removed before you go home and replaced with an elastic dressing. This should be used for two weeks, day and night. The scar is protected by tape and this should stay on until the first visit, which is after two weeks. If there are visible stitches, they will be removed. You can shower the day after the surgery. The tape must not be removed. Don’t lather the operated area. Gently dry and allow to air dry for a while before applying dressings.
There is usually no noticeable pain. You’ll experience a sensation of tightness in the operated area. You will be given painkillers to take with you when you go home. Avoid heavy lifting for the first 14 days. Bleeding and swelling may occur. Therefore, it’s very important to take it easy for the first few days. If you have any questions, you are welcome to call us.