Your first appointment following surgery will be after about a week. Your dressings will be removed and your wound checked. Sometimes you will need no further dressings and sometimes you will need a light dressing, but we aim to allow you to shower and to start to get back in to normal life at this stage.
After this initial check up, you will normally be seen at about 6 weeks following surgery and this visit will be to make sure that all of your wounds have healed satisfactorily. If there are any problems with your wound healing, you will have a direct line to us and also to the hospital, giving you 24 hour access to support.
Your scars may initially be red and there may be some postoperative swelling and this normally takes 3 months before it starts to settle.