Your child may be restless for awhile after surgery, but Dr. Lesavoy can prescribe medication to relieve any discomfort. Elbow restraints may be necessary for a few weeks to prevent your baby from rubbing the stitched area.
If dressings have been used, they’ll be removed within a day or two, and the stitches will either dissolve or be removed within five days. Dr. Lesavoy will advise you on how to feed your child during the first few weeks after surgery.
Rhe surgical scar may appear to get bigger and redder for a few weeks after surgery, this is normal. The swelling and redness will gradually fade, although the scar will never totally disappear. In many children, however, it’s barely noticeable because of the shadows formed by the nose and upper lip.