You will have a glue-like material called dermabond over your sutures. Your sutures will dissolve over 2-3 weeks and do not require removal. The derma bond covering the incision will wear off 3-5 days following surgery.
Keep the area around the incision clean and dry for 48 hours. After that time, you may shower. Avoid sitting in a tub to bathe for 2 weeks following the procedure. Do not scrub your incision when bathing.
Anti-inflammatories, such as ibuprofen, may be used for post-operative discomfort.
Apply ice over the incision 5 times per day, 30 minutes at a time, for 1 week after the procedure.
Ten days after the procedure, please begin to locate the deflate mechanism of the pump in the scrotum, but do not use the device. Begin to gently pull down on the pump mechanism and perform deep tissue massage to the pump area.
Your AUS will remain locked in the open position until you’re in-office follow up with Dr. Lowe so that you are able to urinate.
Inflation and deflation teaching of the AUS device will be done 4-6 weeks after the procedure.
Dr. Lowe’s Nurse: Julia (614) 788-2878
Dr. Lowe’s MA: Sue (614) 788-2873
Bing office: (614)788-2870
You may also use MyChart to send a query or email Dr. Lowe at firstname.lastname@example.org with concerns. This may require several days for a reply.