Post-operative Instructions

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These instructions apply to the surgical procedure just completed. They are designed to help you minimize post-surgical discomfort and inform you of any situation that may require special attention.

Suture Removal

You may notice increased discomfort 3-4 days after the surgical procedure. As the tissues begin to heal, they may pull against the sutures and dressing. You may choose to take some form of pain medication one hour prior to your suture removal appointment to minimize tenderness.

If you are a patient for whom Antibiotic Pre-Medication is required take your prescribed antibiotics 1 hour prior to your suture removal appointment

Contact Us

Should you have any questions or concerns during regular office hours, please do not hesitate to contact us at St. Louis Office Phone Number 314-991-7730.