Allergy and Sinus Conditions
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reconstructive facial surgery
facial surgery
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Sleep Disorders
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Hearing Center
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  • DIET: Resume your previous diet.
  • ACTIVITY Keep your head raised 30 degrees (i.e., on 2 pillows or wedge pillow) at bedtime for 48 hours following surgery. Avoid straining, strenuous exercise, or lifting over 10 pounds for 2 weeks.
  • MEDICATIONS: Take all of the antibiotics prescribed.
    • Please take pain medication as prescribed, follow directions CAREFULLY.
    • Apply a thin layer of one of the following ointments (Neosporin, Bacitracin or Polysporin) to the incision site twice a day.
  • FOLLOW-UP: Return to the office in 7 days for suture removal. Call for an appointment if not already scheduled. Generally, this appointment is made at the time your surgery is scheduled.
  • WORK/SCHOOL: This will be determined after suture removal.
  • INFORMATION: Bloody drainage from the wound is normal and will reduce in 2 to 3 days.
    • Pain in the face and/or numbness of the lower half of the ear is normal after this operation.
    • The pain will reduce over the first 2 weeks after surgery.
    • Swelling in the surgical area is normal and will reduce over the first 4 weeks after surgery.
    • You should wear an elastic pressure dressing over the surgical site as directed by your doctor.
    • Call the doctor for excessive bleeding from the wound or fever over 100.4°F.