Post Care Instructions


  • Post-op appointment is 7-10 days after surgery.
  • Keep the area dry and covered for 24 hours after surgery.
  • Use a feminine pad for drainage for the first 2 – 3 days as needed.
  • Do not shower for 48 hours after surgery.
  • No swimming, hot tubs or baths until cleared by your surgeon.
  • No strenuous activity, and no lifting of anything heavier than 15 pounds, until cleared by your surgeon.
  • No sexual intercourse for 2 weeks after surgery.

The following are normal findings following an incision or biopsy:

  • Redness, puffiness, or discomfort localized to the site
  • Drainage – clear, red, or yellowish – up to a week after procedure

Notify our office if the following symptoms occur:

  • Fever greater than 101.4
  • Redness that extends beyond the surgical site
  • Thick, foul smelling drainage