When you come out of the anesthesia after your procedure, you will have a dressing, sometimes large and bulky. This will remain in place for about 24 hours after your procedure. Tell us if your dressing feels too tight or uncomfortable. It is normal to feel discomfort, nausea, disorientation, or fatigue. It is best to prioritize rest. We will encourage you to be as quiet as possible during this time and not have too many visitors.
The day after your procedure, we will change your dressing and check your surgical sites. We will teach you how to take care of your incisions. Swelling and bruising typically increase over the first 48 hours before coming down, and we will teach you ways to minimize it. You should feel much better after this visit. After 24-48 hours, you may get your incisions wet (i.e. shower). You may apply mineral-based powder makeup or concealer around areas of bruising, but not near incisions.