No strenuous activity for 48 hours.
Resume moderate activity after 48 hours.
No heavy exercising for 2 weeks.
No aspirin or other over the counter products that contain aspirin and other blood thinners for 48 hours. Take Tylenol or aspirin free pain relievers as needed for discomfort.
Continue taking all prescribed medication.
No alcoholic beverages for 48 hours
Remove bandage in 24 hours
Clean area with tap water.
Dry the wound.
Apply Vaseline ointment to the wound.
Cover the wound with a fresh bandage.
Note: Covered wounds heal faster and with a better cosmetic result.
One week after surgery a pink/red halo will form around the outside of the wound. This is new skin.
The center of the wound will appear yellowish white and produce some drainage.
The pink halo will slowly migrate in toward the center of the wound until the wound is covered with new shiny pink skin.
It will take six months to one year for the redness to fade.
The scar may be itchy, tight and sensitive to extreme temperatures for a year after the surgery.
Massaging the area several times a day for several minutes after the wound is completely healed will help the scar soften and normalize faster.