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1. What You Need To Purchase Prior to Surgery:

  • Q-Tips and/or 4x4 non-woven Sterile Gauze
  • Hydrogen Peroxide H202 3%
  • Polysporin or Bacitracin Ointment
  • Vitamin C, up to 2000mg Daily 2 weeks Prior to Surgery is Recommended
  • Prescribed Medication provided by Dr. Philip Solomon prior to Surgery
  • Arnica is Recommended the night before surgery and following your Surgery
  • Confirmed Ride home from your Surgery

2. What to AVOID 2 Weeks Prior to your Lip Lift Surgery:

  • Smoking (Nicotine/Marijuana)
  • Alcohol (Discontinue for at Least 2 weeks prior to Surgery as it may Increase Bruising and Prolong Swelling)
  • Naturopathic or Herbal Medications/Supplements (Unless Approved by Dr. Philip Solomon)
  • Remove Gel/Acrylic Nails and Nail Polish for surgery
  • MUST DISCONTINUE: Aspirin, Advil or Ibuprofen, as these products may increase bleeding.
  • MUST AVOID: Garlic Extract, Fish Oils and Vitamin E

3. What to Expect Following your Chin Implant Surgery:

  • Following your Chin Implant Surgery, you will return home to Rest and Take it Easy
  • You may have a Sore Throat. This is Normal due to the Intubation process during your Chin Implant Surgery
  • Drink Lots of Fluids. You may use Honey, Lozenges etc. for Relief
  • You may eat if you’re Hungry. Soft Foods may be Preferred for the First day or two
  • Sleep with your head Elevated using a few Pillows, to help Minimize Swelling for the first 48 hours
  • Swelling and Bruising is expected post-operatively and may take up to 2 weeks to resolve. Please be patient
  • You may Wash or Bathe, but DO NOT get the Sutures Wet
  • Leave the Steri-Strip in place. DO NOT REMOVE as it may pull on Sutures
  • The Sutures will be Removed by Dr. Solomon’s Nurse, 1 week following your Chin Implant Surgery
  • Some Numbness may exist around the Operative area for a Few Weeks
  • Tenderness may Last for up to 3 Months

4. What To Avoid Following your Chin Implant Surgery:

  • Avoid Bending over or Lifting Heavy things for One Week. This could Aggravate Swelling, Raise Blood Pressure and cause Hemorrhaging
  • Avoid Smoking, especially throughout the Recovery Period as Smoking may Prolong Healing
  • Avoid Alcohol for at Least 2 Weeks following your Chin Implant Surgery as it may Increase Bruising and Prolong Swelling
  • Avoid Naturopathic or Herbal Medications unless Approved by Dr. Solomon
  • Avoid Aspirin, Advil, or Ibuprofen as these Products can Prolong Swelling
  • Avoid Physical Exercise for 4 Weeks Following your Chin Implant Surgery unless otherwise stated by Dr. Solomon
  • Avoid Direct Sun Exposure on your Incisions for 1 year following your Surgery. Use a Minimum of SPF 45 Daily

5. When To Be Concerned:

  • If you Develop a Large Firm Mass extending from the Surgical area
  • If you Develop a Rash, Persistent Fever, Chills or Sweating
  • If you Notice a Foul Odour or Yellow Drainage coming from the Incision Site of your Chin Implant
  • If you Experience Severe Pain that Is Not Controlled with Tylenol
  • If you Experience Persistent Bleeding that Does Not Resolve in 20 Minutes or With Direct Pressure
  • If you Experience Persistent Vomiting and are Unable to Drink Liquids for Greater Than 4 Hour
  • If you Experience Shortness of Breath, Chest Pain, Weakness or Numbness in the Face or Limbs

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOLLOWING YOUR CHIN IMPLANT SURGERY

If You Experience any of the Following Listed Below, PLEASE Contact Dr. Philip Solomon Directly:

Email: [email protected]

Solomon Facial Plastic Clinic: 905-764-7799

If you are unable to reach us, PLEASE visit your nearest Emergency Department

If you have Any Concerns or Questions Prior to Your Chin Implant Surgery in Toronto, We Encourage you to come see Dr. Solomon at his Clinic in Advance to Ensure that you are Fully Prepared for your Surgical Date.

If You Require any Clarification regarding these Instructions, Please Feel Free to call our Office to Arrange an Appointment with our Nurse.