Possible Risks And Complications Of A Skin Surgery
Before undergoing skin surgery, it is important to know that there are possible risks and complications that may happen just like in any other surgery.
Scarring is common in any surgery. To help lighten scars, patients may use prescribed topical silicone gel, petroleum-based ointments, or a vitamin A derivative topical ointment.
Signs of infection include swelling, redness, tenderness, and pus discharge. Sometimes, an antibiotic medication after a procedure is prescribed to help prevent an infection from occurring at the surgical site.
To control the bleeding at the surgical site, chemicals such as aluminum chloride hexahydrate can be applied to the wound or electrocautery can be used.
Even after the removal of the lesion, sometimes it can still grow back.
Although usually not permanent, it is possible for some nerves to get damaged or be affected by the procedure, therefore, causing numbness.
A keloid is an unusually raised scar that grows beyond the borders of the wound site.