After surgery care is as important a factor as the surgeon or the surgery itself. Chris will detail instructions for your care including ‘do’s and don’ts’ which are important to follow. These will also include advice on scar management and managing swelling as well as more specific instructions about bathing, compression garments and physical activity.

In the days after major surgery, you should ensure that a friend or family member is available to look after you following discharge.

You will also be given some discharge medication including painkilling tablets and occasionally antibiotics.