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4602 N 16th St. Third Floor, Phoenix, Arizona, 85016
480-991-6877

Face After Care Phoenix

Post-OP Instructions

 

Blepharoplasty – Eyelid Surgery Post-OP Instructions

  • If you develop nausea/vomiting, dizziness or lightheadedness please contact the office. We can assist in relieving this.
  • Keep your head elevated on pillows or sit in an easy chair.
  • Apply saline moistened gauze to eyes continuously for 48 hours, then as needed for comfort. Apply crushed ice or ice packs to keep it cold.
  • Apply antibiotic ointment in your eyes every six hours.
  • Take your Pain pills as needed. Do not take aspirin, ibuprofen or Vitamin E.
  • If you have any questions please call 480-991-6877

Suture Care

  1. Clean the area(s) three times daily with equal amounts of hydrogen peroxide and distilled water using a Q-Tip until your sutures are removed.
  2. Apply one of the following ointments: Neosporin, Bacitracin, or Polysporin.
  3. Stay out of the sun for 1 to 2 days after the sutures have been removed. Thereafter, protect from the sun with SPF-30 or greater. This should be continued for up to one (1) year.

Watch For Signs Of Infection

  1. Increased redness in the area.
  2. Increased drainage, especially if it has a pus-like Appearance or foul odor.
  3. Increased Pain unrelieved with your Pain medication.
  4. Your oral temperature goes above 100.4 degrees.

 

Chin Implants Post-OP Instructions

If you develop nausea/vomiting, dizziness or lightheadedness please contact the office. We can assist in relieving this.

Instructions

  • Keeping your head above the level of your heart as much as possible helps to minimize the swelling and thus the discomfort.
  • Numbness and stiffness of the lower lip can make eating more difficult. Start with liquids and soft foods, and progress to a more solid Diet as comfort allows.
  • Sometimes, we use elastic tape to stabilize the implant in the correct position. This will be removed 2 to 3 days after surgery. You may shower the morning after surgery, so long as you keep the tape dry.
  • Your sutures will be removed 5-7 days after surgery.
  • Tylenol (Extra Strength) usually relieves discomfort. Should your surgeon prescribe a stronger medication, follow Directions carefully.

Directions

  1. Clean the area(s) three times daily with equal amounts of hydrogen peroxide and distilled water using a Q-Tip until your sutures are removed.
  2. Apply one of the following ointments: Neosporin, Bacitracin, or Polysporin.
  3. Cover with gauze or a band-aid.
  4. Stay out of the sun for 1 to 2 days after the sutures have been removed. Thereafter, protect from the sun with SPF-30 or greater. This should be continued for up to one (1) year.

Watch For Signs Of Infection

  1. Increased redness in the area.
  2. Increased drainage, especially if it has a pus-like Appearance or foul odor.
  3. Increased Pain unrelieved with your Pain medication.
  4. Your oral temperature goes above 100.4 degrees.

 

Facial Procedures Post-OP Instructions

Facelift

Neck Liposuction

Eyelid Blepharoplasty

Chin Liposuction

  • If you develop nausea/vomiting, dizziness or lightheadedness please contact the office. We can assist in relieving this.
  • May apply ice packs/frozen peas to face to reduce swelling.
  • Drain bulb suction | empty as needed | document output of each drain separately.
  • Cleanse surgical areas starting 1 – 2 days following surgery with equal parts hydrogen peroxide and distilled water and apply Bacitracin two times per day.
  • Head of bed elevated 30 – 40 degrees to decrease swelling.
  • Chin strap / ace wrap – remove and replace for dressing changes.
  • You may wash your hair 36 hours after surgery. You may use your regular shampoo. Do not scrub over the stitches, staples, or screws.

Suture/Staple Care

  1. Clean the area(s) three times daily with equal amounts of hydrogen peroxide and distilled water using a Q-Tip until your sutures are removed.
  2. Apply one of the following ointments: Neosporin, Bacitracin, or Polysporin.
  3. Cover with gauze.
  4. Stay out of the sun for 1 to 2 days after the sutures have been removed. Thereafter, protect from the sun with SPF-30 or greater. This should be continued for up to one (1) year.

Watch For Signs Of Infection

  1. Increased redness in the area.
  2. Increased drainage, especially if it has a pus-like Appearance or foul odor.
  3. Increased Pain unrelieved with your Pain medication.
  4. Your oral temperature goes above 100.4 degrees.

 

Facial Implants Post-OP Instructions

If you develop nausea/vomiting, dizziness or lightheadedness please contact the office. We can assist in relieving this.

Activity

  • Get plenty of rest.
  • Refrain from vigorous

    Activity

    for 3-4 weeks.

  • No lifting above the head for 3-4 weeks.
  • Refrain from sleeping on your stomach for 3-4 weeks.

Care of Area and Incisions

  • The incisions will be taped with steri-strips. Leave these in place until they fall off themselves or need to be changed.
  • If Microfoam Tape was applied (wide white tape) leave on for maximum 5 days. Remove immediately if redness swelling or blistering occurs.

Bathing

  • You may shower 48 hours after surgery (or the 2nd day).

Diet

  • You may eat regular food as tolerated.

Pain

  • The maximum discomfort will occur in the first few days after surgery.

Appearance

  • You will have bruising and swelling of the area.
  • Most of the discoloration and swelling will subside in 2-3 weeks.
  • The scars will be reddened and angry looking for 6-12 months. After that time they will fade and
    soften.

Suture Care

  1. Clean the area(s) three times daily with equal amounts of hydrogen peroxide and distilled water using a Q-Tip until your sutures are removed.
  2. Apply one of the following ointments: Neosporin, Bacitracin, or Polysporin.
  3. Cover with gauze.
  4. Stay out of the sun for 1 to 2 days after the sutures have been removed. Thereafter, protect from the sun with SPF-30 or greater. This should be continued for up to one (1) year.

Watch For Signs Of Infection

  1. Increased redness in the area.
  2. Increased drainage, especially if it has a pus-like Appearance or foul odor.
  3. Increased Pain unrelieved with your Pain medication.
  4. Your oral temperature goes above 100.4 degrees.

 

Fat Injections Post-OP Instructions

  • Ice on for 20 minutes, off for 2 hours for 24-48 hours

Directions

  1. Clean the area(s) three times daily with equal amounts of hydrogen peroxide and distilled water using a Q-Tip until your sutures are removed.
  2. Apply one of the following ointments: Neosporin, Bacitracin, or Polysporin.
  3. Cover with gauze or a band-aid.
  4. Stay out of the sun for 1 to 2 days after the sutures have been removed. Thereafter, protect from the sun with SPF-30 or greater. This should be continued for up to one (1) year.

Watch For Signs Of Infection

  1. Increased redness in the area.
  2. Increased drainage, especially if it has a pus-like Appearance or foul odor.
  3. Increased Pain unrelieved with your Pain medication.
  4. Your oral temperature goes above 100.4 degrees.

 

Browlift Post-OP Instructions

  • If you develop nausea/vomiting, dizziness or lightheadedness please contact the office. We can assist in relieving this.
  • Head of Bed elevated 30-40 degrees.
  • Reinforce facial head wrap as needed.
  • Remove Head Wrap/Dressing 24 Hours Post Surgery to clean incisions.
  • Gently cleanse incisions with equal parts Hydrogen Peroxide and distilled water three times a day.
  • Apply small amounts of Bacitracin ointment three times a day.
  • Reapply Head Wrap after each cleaning.
  • Apply ice as needed.
  • You may wash your hair 36 hours after surgery. You may use your regular shampoo. Do not scrub over the stitches, staples, or screws.

Suture Care

  1. Clean the area(s) three times daily with equal amounts of hydrogen peroxide and distilled water using a Q-Tip until your sutures are removed.
  2. Apply one of the following ointments: Neosporin, Bacitracin, or Polysporin.
  3. Cover with gauze.
  4. Stay out of the sun for 1 to 2 days after the sutures have been removed. Thereafter, protect from the sun with SPF-30 or greater. This should be continued for up to one (1) year.

Watch For Signs Of Infection

  1. Increased redness in the area.
  2. Increased drainage, especially if it has a pus-like Appearance or foul odor.
  3. Increased Pain unrelieved with your Pain medication.
  4. Your oral temperature goes above 100.4 degrees.

 

Lip Augmentation Post-OP Instructions

  • Ice on for 20 minutes, off for 2 hours for 24-48 hours

Directions

  1. Clean the area(s) three times daily with equal amounts of hydrogen peroxide and distilled water using a Q-Tip until your sutures are removed.
  2. Apply one of the following ointments: Neosporin, Bacitracin, or Polysporin.
  3. Cover with gauze or a band-aid.
  4. Stay out of the sun for 1 to 2 days after the sutures have been removed. Thereafter, protect from the sun with SPF-30 or greater. This should be continued for up to one (1) year.

Watch For Signs Of Infection

  1. Increased redness in the area.
  2. Increased drainage, especially if it has a pus-like Appearance or foul odor.
  3. Increased Pain unrelieved with your Pain medication.
  4. Your oral temperature goes above 100.4 degrees.

 

Otoplasty – Ear Pinning Post-OP Instructions

  • If you develop nausea/vomiting, dizziness or lightheadedness please contact the office. We can assist in relieving this.
  • Keep head elevated on two pillows.
  • Avoid sleeping on your side.
  • Remove ace wrap & gauge in 48 hours.
  • You may shower in 48 hours, after showering reapply fresh gauge and Ace wrap.
  • You must wear ace wrap until sutures are removed (14 days).
  • Clean behind the ears three times a day with equal parts of Hydrogen Peroxide and distilled water.
  • Apply a small amount of antibiotic ointment to the suture line.
  • Place gauge behind ears for added protection.
  • Be sure to take your Pain medication with food.
  • Call the office to schedule a follow up appointment for suture removal.
  • After sutures are removed you must wear the headband for 4 weeks.

Suture Care

  1. Clean the area(s) three times daily with equal amounts of hydrogen peroxide and distilled water using a Q-Tip until your sutures are removed.
  2. Apply one of the following ointments: Neosporin, Bacitracin, or Polysporin.
  3. Cover with gauze.
  4. Stay out of the sun for 1 to 2 days after the sutures have been removed. Thereafter, protect from the sun with SPF-30 or greater. This should be continued for up to one (1) year.

Watch For Signs Of Infection

  1. Increased redness in the area.
  2. Increased drainage, especially if it has a pus-like Appearance or foul odor.
  3. Increased Pain unrelieved with your Pain medication.
  4. Your oral temperature goes above 100.4 degrees.

 

Rhinoplasty – Nose Surgery Post-OP Instructions

  • If you develop nausea/vomiting, dizziness or lightheadedness please contact the office. We can assist in relieving this.

Activity

  • No bending, lifting or vigorous

    Activity

    for two weeks.

  • Avoid straining activities that bring pressure to the head area.

Nose Care

  • Keep the splint dry.
  • Do not attempt to clean the inside of the nose with a Q-tip or any other material.
  • Try to avoid blowing your nose or sneezing if possible for two weeks.
  • Use the “snuffer” for comfort and drainage.
  • Keep head elevated when resting. Use a humidifier or vaporizer to increase air moisture.
  • Use Vaseline or cold cream around the outside of the nostril.

Bathing

  • You may bathe or shower the next day, but remember to keep the nose area dry.

Pain

  • The highest level of discomfort will occur the first couple of days after your surgery.
  • You will probably have some discomfort related to the inability to breathe through your nose.
  • Take the Pain medication as prescribed.
  • Drink plenty of liquids and keep your lips moist with Vaseline, lip balm, etc.

Suture Care

  1. Clean the area(s) three times daily with equal amounts of hydrogen peroxide and distilled water using a Q-Tip until your sutures are removed.
  2. Apply one of the following ointments: Neosporin, Bacitracin, or Polysporin.
  3. Cover with gauze.
  4. Stay out of the sun for 1 to 2 days after the sutures have been removed. Thereafter, protect from the sun with SPF-30 or greater. This should be continued for up to one (1) year.

Watch For Signs Of Infection

  1. Increased redness in the area.
  2. Increased drainage, especially if it has a pus-like Appearance or foul odor.
  3. Increased Pain unrelieved with your Pain medication.
  4. Your oral temperature goes above 100.4 degrees.

*Results may vary. These results are not guaranteed.

Our Location
The Atrium Building - 4602 N 16th St. Third Floor
Phoenix, Arizona, 85016
Phone Number 480-991-6877