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Discharge & wound care advice after your skin surgery

Read about how to look after your skin surgery wound.

Also read this advice on what to do after you've had a local anaesthetic procedure at the plastic surgery clinic.

Having a healthy lifestyle and nutritious diet will also help you to heal.

Smoking slows healing. Stop smoking to heal more quickly.


See your GP (or go to an after-hours GP) as soon as possible if you have:

On the next page: Discharge advice after a local anaesthetic procedure

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed April 2018.

Page reference: 87513

Review key: HIEXS-87512