RECOVERY GUIDELINES AT A GLANCE
- Clean your incisions using hydrogen peroxide once daily. Twice a day you should apply antibiotic ointment to the wounds.
- A cold compress can be applied for the first few days to ease discomfort. After that, you can use a warm compress to help minimize discoloration in the skin.
- You will need to keep your head elevated for about seven days after surgery. Whenever you lie down, rest or relax, remember to remain somewhat upright, as this can help minimize postoperative swelling.
- Light walks are okay at first, but you should avoid strenuous exercise and activity for 4-6 weeks post-op. Before you resume heavy lifting or aerobics, check with your surgeon.