It is common to experience some mild to moderate discomfort after your procedure. However, Dr. Greenberg can prescribe appropriate medications to alleviate pain, which should be used as directed. You may also experience a slight tingling or burning sensation at the incision site. This is not cause for concern, and it should diminish over the next few days. You may also notice some swelling and bruising, which should subside in less than one week.
Keeping your head elevated at all times, including during sleep, will aid in your recovery. For the first few days after your surgery, you should avoid any strenuous activity. However, we do recommend walking around your home to increase blood flow and promote healing. We can remove your sutures seven to ten days after surgery. At your post-operative exam, Dr. Greenberg can determine when you may return to work. Even after you have resumed working, you should refrain from strenuous activities, such as heavy lifting or active sports, until cleared to do so. If you have any concerns with the progress of your healing process, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
Immediately after Surgery
After your surgery, we may place a bandage to help minimize swelling and protect the area from infection. We may also place a thin tube to drain excess fluid. We can provide you with detailed post-surgical instructions to ensure you understand how to properly care for your surgical site and drains.