General Incision Care
- Your procedure has required a small skin incision. The incision is closed with self absorbing sutures which do not require removal. In addition, tissue adhesive ("glue") is also applied to seal the skin.
- It is recommended not to bathe or shower until the incision heals (5-7 days), however if the incision and bandage are covered with a square piece of plastic food wrap (a cling wrap), then you may safely bathe.
- After you bath or shower, remove the plastic wrap, the incision bandage and clean the site with hydrogen peroxide. Allow the incision to air-dry and then apply a sterile gauze dressing.
- If you experience redness, tenderness, and swelling beyond that usually expected with a surgical incision, please call Dr. Osterman at the office (305) 932-7800.