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Discharge & wound care advice after your skin surgery

Important

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

Read about how to look after your skin surgery wound.

Also read this advice on what to do after you have 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.

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

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Page created April 2014

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