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Give medications as required for pain (paracetamol and ibuprofen
are available from pharmacies without prescription).
Keep the dressings clean, dry and intact. Keep the injured part
elevated as much as possible and encourage quiet activities to
allow the area time to heal.
The wound that was repaired will have a scar. Every effort is
made to minimise scarring and achieve the best cosmetic result. You
will be given instructions at your review appointment on what to do
to prevent poor healing and bad scarring. This may include the use
of tapes or massage with sorbolene cream or aloe vera. Avoid
exposing scars to sun for at least 12 months and always use a
strong sunscreen if sun exposure is unavoidable.
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