You may start showing the day after your surgery allowing the water to run over the incision; wash with soapy water, rinse, and pat dry. Do NOT recover the incision with a dressing/gauze. Please do NOT attempt to remove any sutures, staples, or Steri-Strips that might be present. These will be removed in our office at your first postoperative visit.
Do not apply any ointments, lotions, creams, or powders to your incision.
NO baths, hot tubs, Jacuzzi, or swimming until your wound is completely healed and you have been cleared by your physician. Wound must be 100% closed prior to being submersed in water.
Have someone check your incisions daily for signs of infections, i.e., increasing redness, warmth, pain, yellow or green or foul-smelling drainage, fever greater than 100.5°.