Following your skin cancer surgery, incision sites may be sore, red, or drain small amounts of fluid.
Be sure to ask Dr. Bailey or his staff specific questions about what you can expect during your individual recovery period.
Healing will continue for many weeks or months as incision lines continue to improve. It may take a year or more following a given procedure for incision lines to refine and fade to some degree. In some cases, secondary procedures may be required to complete or refine your reconstruction.
Sun exposure to healing wounds may result in irregular pigmentation and scars that can become raised, red, or dark. Sun exposure may increase the risk of the development of skin cancer in another region of your body.