Discharge Instructions – Nipple Reconstruction

  • Post op care after Nipple Reconstruction :

    • Avoid compression of nipples for 1-2 weeks
    • If Steri-Strips or Dermabond (skin glue) over incisions, leave open to air.
    • If no Steri-Strips or Dermbond over incisions, apply antibiotic ointment to incisions for first 48-72 hours then apply Aquaphor/Vaseline to inci-sions.
    • Ok to shower after 24-48 hours
    • Sutures are dissolvable and take a while to fully dissolve. You may expe-rience some irritation from the sutures. Visible sutures can be removed after 2 weeks.
    • It is common to experience some redness or irritation due to the su-tures. This will resolve after sutures dissolve. Call for concerns such as pus drainage, redness, warmth, or swelling.
    • If other procedure were performed please follow discharge instructions provided for additional procedure.