The procedure releases the pulling of a scar.
- Plan to take off work as needed.
- Do household and outdoor chores ahead of time, or make plans for someone to help you.
- Plan meals that are easy to prepare.
- Plan to have someone help you care for your children as needed.
- Take it easy for a few days.
- You may take a shower. Do not soak your incision in a bath or swim until it is healed.
- Wear loose, comfortable clothing for a few days.
When to Call the Doctor
Watch for the signs of infection. Call your doctor if:
- Area becomes red and hot
- Drainage becomes thick, green, or yellow pus-like
- Temperature taken by mouth is greater than 101.4°F for 2 readings taken 4 hours apart
- Excess swelling or bleeding occurs at the incision
- Red streaks extend from the wound on your arms or legs
Surgery Clinic: (608) 263-7502 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
After hours, nights, weekends, and holidays, this number will be answered by the paging operator. Ask for the plastic surgery resident on call for Dr. ____________. Leave your name and phone number with the area code. The doctor will call you back.
If you live outside the area, call 1-800-323-8942.
The information provided should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Call 911 for all medical emergencies. Any duplication or distribution of the information contained herein is strictly prohibited.
Last Updated: 07/29/2011
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