The incisions are closed with dissolvable sutures – these do not need to be removed.

Surgical glue is used to cover the incisions – this should peel off on it’s own in the next week or two. Please do not pick at it until it is peeling at the edges. If there is any bloody drainage from the wound it’s ok to cover it with a bandage to protect your clothing.

In some circumstances, a waterproof bandage is used instead of glue. In this case, please remove the bandage in 48 hours and leave the underlying steristrips in place. You can remove these after 2 weeks if they have not already fallen off.

Your incisions will become hard about 7-10 days after surgery. This is due to scar tissue, and is a normal part of healing.