Social Media Links


New Patient Forms

Suture and Staple Post Care

Attention: open in a new window. PDFPrintE-mail

First night after surgery:
  • Keep wound covered with bandage. You may reinforce or re-tape it if necessary.
  • A small amount of bleeding on your bandage the first night is normal. If you begin to have heavier bleeding, apply firm pressure with gauze over the bandage for 10 – 15 minutes. This should be adequate to stop the bleeding. Raising the head of bed with extra pillows may also help. Occasionally, reinforcing the dressing with extra gauze helps.
  • Discomfort should be mild and can usually be controlled with Extra-Strength Tylenol. You will be given a prescription for pain medication if increased discomfort is anticipated. Avoid pain relievers containing Aspirin or Ibuprofen for the next 2 days, as they may increase bleeding.
  • Avoid bending over and strenuous activities for 24 hours as they may cause increased bleeding.
  • Expect mild bruising and swelling, as well as temporary numbness.
Day after surgery:
  • You may remove bandage in the morning.
  • Begin cleaning incisions with Q-tips soaked in Hydrogen Peroxide twice daily to remove any crusts. Pat dry afterwards and continue for the next 5 days. After that, soap and water is fine.
  • Apply Bacitracin ointment to incisions after cleaning twice daily using Q-tips. Aquaphor healing ointment may be substituted for Bacitracin allergic patients. Continue until sutures or staples are removed.
  • You may shower over the incisions after 24 hours. Gently pat wound dry after bathing and reapply Bacitracin ointment.
  • You may leave wounds open to air. A Band-aid or Telfa pad may be applied, if desired.
  • Sutures or staples will be removed in approximately 1 week at your post-op visit.

Photo Gallery

Click on an image to view before and after photos.

Reconstructive Surgery

Cosmetic Procedures Gallery
Cosmetic Procedures

Newsletter Sign-up

If you'd like to receive email updates with the latest news from Dr. Madorsky, please fill out your information below to subscribe.

Patient Testimonial

"Dr. Madorsky is wonderful and very caring! Would recommend him to anyone!"