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Wound Care

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  • Wounds remain covered until your first post-op visit with your surgeon.
  • Ice pack to the wound can provide comfort.
  • After the dressing is removed you may shower and get the wound wet with soap and water. Sponge it dry and avoid trauma. Leave dressing off.
  • Do not put peroxide, alcohol, iodine, alovera, vitamin E or other medication on the wound. These do not help healing and may irritate or burn the wound.
  • Be patient about the appearance of your scar. Scar maturation is a process that takes six months. This is the time it takes a scar to fade and soften and this is when the scar will look its best. Most scars will be nearly invisible by this time.