Post-surgery instructions


Hygiene

You can take a shower once you get back home.

Do not take a bath for 2 weeks after your surgery.

It is normal for your wounds or incisions to be a bit red and sensitive in the first weeks following your surgery. 

You may clean the wound with an unscented and mild soap. Rinse and dry the area well.

Pain relief

It is normal to have pain right after your surgery and for a few weeks afterward. You can relieve your pain by following your doctor’s prescription and your pharmacist's recommendations.

Unless advised otherwise, take acetaminophen (Tylenol) regularly for the first few days. If the pain gets worse, take your narcotic pain relievers as needed and as prescribed. 

You cannot drive: 

  • Within 24 hours of your surgery.
  • If you have taken a pain reliever (narcotic analgesic) in the past 24 hours.
  • Until you no longer have dizziness for at least 24 hours.

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