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BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS

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CARE AFTER SURGERY

 

 

Getting Back to Normal

 

  • The dressings come off when you return to the office the day after surgery.
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  • Bruising and swelling are normal. It is not unusual for the bruising to continue down the forearm.
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  • There is no garment that you need to wear. However, some patients prefer the gentle compression of tight-fitting long-sleeved athletic wear. One popular manufacturer is Under Armour.
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  • Leave the Steri-Strips in place. They come off about a week after surgery.
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  • Start bathing normally again the day after surgery, after the dressings are removed.
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  • At first, there is some normal gathering and irregularity along the incision. This smooths out on its own.
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  • Vigorous physical activities should be deferred for about a month. Normal day-to-day activities may be resumed right away.