Your surgeon will instruct you on whether you should remove your
post operative bandage yourself or if you should wait until your
follow-up visit at the office.
You must follow this instruction for your surgery to be
Use the pain medicine your surgeon has prescribed for you and
follow the directions exactly as they appear on your medication
If you cannot control your pain or the medication is making you
sick, please call your surgeon's office.
When to Call Your Surgeon
You should call our office if you experience a
fever greater than 101.5° F or have a sudden increase in pain or
You should examine your incision or bandage regularly, checking
for redness, drainage and/or a foul odor. These could be signs of
If you experience any of these symptoms, please call our office.
Remember that your surgeon has provided you with guidelines in
order to have the best possible outcome for your surgery.