Why Choose A Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
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Following surgery to remove a congenital nevus, gauze dressings or other types of bandages may be applied to the incisions. An elastic bandage or immobilizer may be used to help minimize swelling and prevent excessive movement at the surgery site during the healing process.
Small, thin tubes may need to be placed temporarily under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect from beneath the surgery site.
You will be given specific instructions that may include:
Be sure to ask your plastic surgeon specific questions about what you can expect during the individual recovery period.
Post-surgical discomfort can be controlled with pain medication. Depending on the surgical technique used, sutures may need to be removed from the skin following surgery. Healing will continue for several weeks as swelling resolves. Incision site scars will mature and fade over many months.
After surgery, diligent sun protection is essential to prevent the formation of irregular scars. It is important to follow your plastic surgeon's instructions and attend follow-up visits as scheduled.