Post-operative recovery is a matter of ten days to two weeks at most. This is the time needed for most patients to feel that they are back to their normal selves. You will be able to walk from day one and we would encourage you to do so in order to prevent the formation of clots. You will also be asked to shower twice per day to keep your incisions clean and to ensure you feel refreshed.
Most likely, you will not have drains. The use of drains is very selective in Dr. Anous’ practice and is the rarity rather than the rule. An abdominal binder, called a compression garment, is required to help support the abdomen and control any swelling. Walking, sitting, and bending may be challenging right after surgery, but they are doable with the proper attitude and mindset.
Lifestyle changes are required during the healing interval. Rigorous exercise is restricted, while the ability to lift will be added in small stages. Strict adherence to the instructions will help to prevent any complications.
Dr. Anous offers individualized care that helps you define your goals and construct a personalized treatment and recovery plan. The attention to detail and willingness to work closely with each patient to achieve realistic goals are fundamental to Dr. Anous’ practice.