The Wentworth Clinic, Bournemouth

01202 428 773 01202 422 171

Harley Street Clinic, London

0203 417 3891
The Wentworth Clinic

Advice Following Lesions Removal

This procedure may be carried out under a local or a general anaesthetic. Your surgeon will have discussed which is better for you. If the procedure was carried out under a local anaesthetic, this involves an injection to numb the area, the lesion is then excised, together with an area of surrounding skin. The wound may be closed in one of several ways:

  • primarily - meaning that the edges of the wound are simply closed together 
  • skin may be moved from the surrounding area (local flap) 
  • There may be a skin graft. This kin for this is usually taken from behind the ear, shoulder, abdomen or leg 

You must expect:

  • Bruising 
  • Swelling
  • Discomfort 

You will usually be prescribed:

  • Antibiotics 
  • Pain killing tablets
  • If not, advice will be given towards controlling any symptoms

Apply any prescribed ointment strictly as instructed.

Your wound must be kept dry unless you have been told otherwise.

Your lesion may have been sent off to be looked at under the microscope by a Pathologist. The results should be available to you at your next consultation.

Observe your wound for signs of inflammation i.e. increased pain, redness, swelling or discharge. If any of these symptoms are noted, or if you have any other worries, please contact the number below.

Return to work when you feel fit enough.

If you have any problems or concerns, please telephone us on 01202-422171 or 01202-428773 for advice.