With a few thoughtful preparations and mindful aftercare, you can help to shorten the length of recovery time after a procedure. During your initial consultation with Dr. Hogan know about any medical conditions or medications you are taking. You might need to abstain from an aspirin regimen or stop taking certain certain anti-inflammatory medication that might increase your risk of bleeding issues.
Many people choose to be deeply sedated for most procedures. If so, you will need to arrange to have a friend or family member drive you to and from the procedure, and perhaps help you out at home for a few days until you are back on your feet. You should avoid strenuous activities for at least a week after any surgical procedure. Depending on the size of the area and surgery, you might need to take a week off from work.
It’s not uncommon for there to be a little bleeding coming from any incisions. Your surgeon will advise you on how to take care of the surgical site and any potential draining. They will also prescribe any pain killers or anti-inflammatory medication as needed.
Once or twice during the recovery process you will need a follow up phone call or appointment to monitor how you are healing and to remove any stitches.
If you have any questions about preparation and recovery from surgery, please feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment.