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  • Eat? Once you are awake and the team is content with your progress, you will be able to drink and then to eat.
  • Bathe or shower? As soon as the main effects of the general anaesthetic wear off you can wash and get up to go to the toilet. It is not advisable to bathe or shower on the same day, After a local anaesthetic, showering can resume immediately, as the dressings are shower (but not bath) proof.
  • Drive? You should arrange for someone to collect you after your operation and you should not drive whilst your face is swollen, or you are in any discomfort which may prevent you from making sudden movements if necessary. You can check these details with your insurance company.
  • Play sport? You should not play sport for up to six weeks after surgery, as things heal and any minor trauma could undo the effects of surgery.
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