Follow-up Care

Follow-up Care is essential to monitor healing.

Grand Plastic Surgery has created a Self-Care Program to help you, help yourself.

Grand Plastic Surgery has created a Self-Care Program to help you, help yourself

Reduce Swelling

Ice Pack Application
Why
  • Applying an ice pack reduces pain and swelling through contraction of the blood vessels.
When
  • The greatest affects are felt on the 2nd and 3rd day after surgery. After that, applying a hot pack is better, and after 2 or 3 weeks they are completely ineffective.
What
  • There are several kinds of ice packs which you can obtain from hospitals, pharmacies, or made at home versions.Grand Plastic Surgery provides patients with an ice pack and a hot pack.
How
  • Use the ice pack after rubbing it gently so that it melts a little.
  • Wrap it in a handkerchief or cloth. If you put the frozen pack directly on the surgical region risk of frostbite exists.
  • You can apply the wrapped ice pack on your forehead, between the eyes, or around the cheeks.
  • Use for a maximum of 3 continuous minutes, break for 10 minutes and repeat again for 3-7 minutes,
    being careful to keep your surgical area dry. If you have a poor sense of touch due to apoplexy or nerve damage, you must keep the time exact.

Reduce Swelling

Hot Pack Application
Why
  • Applying a hot pack plays a role in reducing bruising because it increases blood circulation.
When
  • Beginning on the 3rd day after surgery, alternate between using an ice pack and a hot pack. After 5 days, use only the hot pack.
How
  • Dip a pack in hot water for approximately 10 minutes or heat it in the microwave, being careful that it doesn’t overheat and burst.
  • Wrap the heated pack in a handkerchief and test it on your hand before applying it to the surgical area.
  • Use the wrapped pack on your forehead or around your cheeks; if you put it directly on the surgical area you could suffer burns.Use for a maximum of 3 continuous minutes, break for 10 minutes and repeat again for 3-7 minutes. Do not apply lotions to your
    skin.

* Side effects such as bleeding, inflammation, infection, etc. can be experienced after surgery and consult with your doctor as individual results may vary.*