Post surgical garment is to be worn morning and night for 4 – 6 weeks following surgery. The garment can be taken off for short periods of time. Please remember to take your garment to the hospital on the day of your surgery. NB: The garment can be cleaned by cool wash and dry. No heat to be used.
Post surgical tape to worn for 6 – 8 weeks following surgery.
Sutures are removed 8 days following surgery and drains are removed 3 days following surgery.
No driving for 3 – 6 weeks following surgery.
Scars will be fine but will fade over time. Scar gel is highly recommended once tape is removed.
No gym or strenuous work for 6 weeks following surgery.
You can return to work 4 – 6 weeks following surgery.
No swimming for 4 – 6 weeks or until completely healed.
Heal light is highly recommended three times a week or at least two times a week for 4 – 5 weeks.
Post op appointments will be scheduled for one week, six weeks, three months, six months and twelve months.