We are happy to assist patients with postoperative care. It is important that you take your recovery seriously after surgery. It will allow you to heal correctly and safety and give you optimal results. The most important part of the postoperative care is the 48 hours following your procedure. You should not drink any alcoholic beverages or smoke. It is also important not to drive or use any power tools.
The procedure you had will determine your recovery process. You may experience light headedness, dizziness, and sleepiness. If you are able to have a friend or loved one with you during this time, we highly recommend it. Finally, you will want to start slowly working foods back into your diet. We recommend that you start with liquids and work toward solid foods.
Remember that we are here for you every step of the way. If you have any questions, we are a quick phone call away and always willing to answer any questions that you have. Make sure that you continue to take your prescription medication that was given to you as well. If you are experiencing discomfort, it is perfectly fine to take Tylenol or CoTylenol. There are many medications from which you will want to stay away. If you are unsure about a particular brand or pill, simply contact us. Your health is our top priority.
If you have any problems or are experiencing unusual pain, bleeding, swelling, or signs of an infection, we always suggest that you reach out to us. You will also want to seek help if you have difficulty breathing or persistent nausea or vomiting. Although some of these symptoms are common soon after your surgery, it is not normal for them to continue. We are always here to answer any questions that you have.
If you have any questions regarding postoperative care, contact us today at 706-494-7700.