Traveling is not permitted until after the sutures are removed. Please let us know if you will be planning a trip or have any commitments that could interfere with your healing.
You may experience bruising and swelling around your wound for several days after surgery.
You should expect to wear a permanent bandage for at least 2 days, and up to 7 days, following your surgery. You should not get this bandage wet. The exact details of your bandage and wound care will be addressed with you on the day of your surgery.
We will instruct you to reduce your physical activities during the entire time you have your sutures (stitches) in place. Again, the exact details will be discussed with you on the day of your surgery.
If the lesion is on your body (not face or scalp), you will be unable to get the area wet for 48 hours after surgery, and you will have to avoid prolonged water exposure (swimming, bathing) and strenuous activities for 2 to 3 weeks after surgery. Lesions on the lower leg may require leg elevation for several days to weeks after surgery; you may also need to wear medical grade compression support stockings during this time.