Do I Nede To Wear A Head Dressing For A Few Days After My Custom Forehead Implant?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hello there, just a quick question regarding aftercare post surgery from my custom forehead implant. Everywhere else seems to request the patient wears the head bandages after surgery for one week, can I ask why you suggest removal from the next day?

A:I don’t suggest removal of the head dressing the next day, I take it off the next day as the immediate head dressing is very tight and uncomfortable.  A new less tight and more comfortable head dressing  (Coban) is applied thereafter and should be worn until at least the drains comes out…which is usually 2 to 3 days later.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon