It is important that you take regular simple analgesia once you get home. Panadol and anti-inflammatory with food such as nurofen will help control pain
Leave your wound covered for 5 days after your operation. Remove the dressing after this time, you may wash your wound in the shower, just let the water run over the wound. Don not use soap or scrub the wound. If you have stitches to be removed these will be removed approximately 7-10 days after your operation
Unless advised otherwise, after you get home from hospital, please contact the office on 3847 7133 to make your appointment to see Prof Barbour in 1 – 2 weeks time. Prof Barbour will look at your wound and inform you about your pathology at this time. You will also see the practice nurse at this time.