POST-Operative Instructions


What to AVOID post-surgery:

  • AVOID direct stream of water on your face for one week.
  • AVOID getting your SPLINT wet as it may fall off prematurely.
  • AVOID Sneezing through your nose. Try to sneeze through your mouth.
  • TIP: Tickle roof of mouth with your tongue can help prevent sneezing or open your mouth.
  • AVOID Blowing your nose for up to 4 weeks. Recommended to blow very gently.
  • AVOID Picking at scabs. This can cause scarring.
  • AVOID Bending over or lifting heavy things for one week. Besides aggravating swelling, this may raise your blood pressure and start haemorrhage.
  • AVOID Smoking for one month especially throughout the Recovery Period as smoking may prolong healing
  • AVOID Naturopathic, Herbal medications and supplements, Aspirin, Advil or Ibuprofen for 2 weeks, as these products may prolong swelling.
  • AVOID Moderate physical exercise for up to 4 weeks post-op.
  • AVOID Strenuous physical exercise for up to 6 weeks post-op.
  • AVOID Direct sun exposure to incisions for up to 12 months. Use a minimum of SPF 45 daily.
  • AVOID Wearing Glasses for 6 weeks. Glasses MUST be taped to forehead.
  • AVOID Hot saunas.

RECOMMENDED: Cool Mist Humidifiers at your bedside for 2-4 weeks