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:
You must expect:
You will usually be prescribed:
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.Back