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Give paracetamol as required for pain (available from pharmacies
Leave dressings dry and intact until review. If a waterproof or
washable dressing has been applied you may shower as normal,
otherwise sponge bath only.
Quiet activities only as excessive movement prevents healing of
the graft and may cause wound breakdown. Keep the affected area
elevated as much as possible.
The donor site will be red for weeks to months and will usually
not regain a totally normal appearance. It is advisable to massage
the area with sorbolene or moisturising creams when it becomes less
raw to improve the appearance.
Your follow up appointment will be at one of the following:
If you are unable to keep your appointment please call to
Plastic & Maxillofacial Surgery Office - 9345 5391
Outpatient appointments - 9345 6180
Plastic Surgery Resident or Registrar - via switchboard on 9345