What To Do In Case Of An Emergency

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Please contact your surgeon or the on-call physician immediately if you notice any of the following:

  • severe nosebleeds or from any suture lines

  • pus or cloudy discharge (which is not normal nasal mucous) from your treatment area(s) or elsewhere

  • uncontrollable pain

  • blisters or implant or graft extrusion (if applicable)

  • displacement of the implant or graft (if applicable)

  • temperature over 101 F

  • inability to pass waste (both liquid and solid)

  • numbness of the legs (unless you had lipo as well)

  • uncontrollable dizziness not related to the pain relievers

Please contact your surgeon or the on-call physician AND go to the emergency room as soon as possible if you notice any of the following:

  • passing blood through urine, feces or spitting up blood

  • abrupt and severe swelling and discoloration (aside from normal swelling)

  • blackening of the skin (which is clearly NOT a bruise)

  • uncontrollable vomiting

  • loss of consciousness not related to sedatives

  • temperature over 105 F

  • convulsions

What to do in case of a complication:

  • #1 STAY CALM

  • Have your emergency numbers handy and contact, or have your caretaker contact, your surgeon or the on-call physician to let them know of your problem as soon as you can.

  • If you are going to the emergency room don't forget to tell your surgeon WHICH hospital

  • Bring all of your medications with you to the hospital

  • It may be cautionary to pack an overnight bag ahead of time "just in case"

  • If you are able, keep a written journal (and if possible photos) of your symptoms and complaints

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(Updated on 03/05/10)
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