IPP Post-op Instructions

DR. JENKINS’ POSTOPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS FOR

PENILE IMPLANT SURGERY on a Friday


YOU ARE TO EXPECT

  • Small amounts of drainage on your dressings

  • Pain, tenderness, swelling, and bruising for several days after your surgery.

  • Nausea may be experienced for 24-36 hours after your operation due to the anesthesia.

  • You should already have prescriptions for pain medicine and antibiotics.

  • You should already have an appointment for a post-operative visit with Dr. Jenkins within the first 2 weeks after your surgery.


INSTRUCTIONS

  • Monday - Remove the drain by removing the dressing and then cutting the blue stitch securing it in place. After the stitch is cut gently, pull the drain, it is approx 8-12 inches long on the inside. An example video can be seen here: https://youtu.be/gr2TYEXtOnA


  • Remove the wrap dressing Saturday afternoon.

  • If the scrotal dressing becomes soiled, replace it with a similarly sized clean gauze dressing but you do not have to wrap.

  • Keep the scrotal support on for at least one week.

  • Position your penis upwards on your abdomen as much as possible.

  • For 2-3 days, place an ice pack inside the scrotal support (not directly in contact with skin).

  • Drink plenty of fluids.

  • Eat lightly the remainder of the day of surgery, then return to a regular diet as tolerated.

  • Make sure your bowels function normally since pain medications can cause constipation. You may need to use stool softeners such as MiraLax to help your bowels function normally.

  • Finish your antibiotics.

  • You may shower on Sunday, but avoid tub baths for 2 full weeks.

  • You may walk around the home and upstairs immediately, but carefully.

  • When sitting, raise your legs.

  • Do not lift any heavy objects (greater than 15 lbs) for at least 2 weeks after surgery.


CALL FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS

  • Fevers over 101 degrees.

  • Excessive drainage from your wound, especially blood or pus

  • Pain or scrotal swelling that is not improving after the first week following surgery

  • Redness around the wound.


CONTACT NUMBERS

  • For questions during office hours (Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm) call 520-795-5830.

  • For any emergency questions on weekends/outside of office hours, call 520-795-5830 for answering service and a provider will get back to you.