Mr Sawyer will usually tape your surgical wounds using surgical tape. This should stay in place for up to 2 weeks and is shower-proof.
You can shower after the operation, as long as the shower does not spray directly onto the surgical tapes (otherwise these may lift off early) or dressings. Ideally, you should use a handheld shower if you have had surgery to your breasts or abdomen.
After showering the tapes may be dried by dabbing gently with a clean towel or kitchen towel, or alternatively a hairdryer on a cool setting may be used.
Any tape that starts to peel off may be trimmed back with a clean pair of scissors.
If you are worried about a dressing then please contact either:
There are several important signs that may suggest problems with your wound. These include:
Should you notice any of these symptoms you should contact:
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The best place to call in an emergency is the hospital at which your operation was performed and you will be put through to the nurse or doctor on call. They will then be able to contact Mr Sawyer directly. The hospital is manned 24 hours a day.
If for some reason you are unable to contact the hospital or you have travelled away, please contact the nearest accident and emergency department.
He explained the procedure in detail, allaying any fears I may have had. The procedure was painless and the quality of care throughout was superb. I cannot recommend or thank Adam highly enough for his expertise and I would definitely choose him again should I consider having surgery of this nature in the future.