If your wound was covered by a topical steri-strip, nothing needs to be done until your follow-up appointment. During this follow-up appointment, your doctor will provide you with follow-up care instructions.
If your wound was not covered by a steri-strip, apply bacitracin ointment to the wound twice a day. Gently wipe off the old ointment before applying new bacitracin. After 48 hours, you may wash the wound with soap and water. If your wound site becomes red or swollen, Contact the Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group’s office immediately, at (310) 275-6600 from 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM. If it is after normal business hours, please call the 24-hour hotline at 1-855-STITCH-LA (1-855-784-8245), and you will be connected to the plastic surgeon on call.