Post-operative Care ::
To achieve the best possible results please read these instructions and follow them absolutely.
- The wound is covered with two layers of bandaging. This novel way achieves the best possible result. The inner (pink) dressing splints the wound and prevents any movement over the cut surface. This acts very much the same way as the Plaster of Paris cast over a bone fracture. It provides the best possible condition for wound healing. This is evident by the absence of red inflammation which is usually seen in wounds which are not treated like this.
- The outer plastic layer is waterproof to a large extent and maintains a clean sterile wound area.
- PLEASE DON’T REMOVE OR DISTURB THE BANDAGE AT ALL UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE. Tampering with the bandage will result in a suboptimal result. We will remove the bandage when you return for the follow-up consultation.
- The bandage will withstand reasonable exposure to water. Please be careful when you dry yourself with the towel after your bath so as not to dislodge the bandage.
- Should the bandage become loose or soiled please don’t replace it yourself but return to the consulting rooms and allow us to replace the bandage.
- The stitches are usually non-absorbable and will have to be removed by us. You will be advised when to report back for removal.
- After removal of the sutures the pink plaster will be replaced. Try to keep this on for another few days.
- The results of the Pathologist will be discussed with you when we remove the sutures.
- If you suspect any problem at all, please report back at the rooms as soon as possible for inspection of the wound. (eg. Bleeding, redness, excessive pain or discomfort.)