Postoperative Care after Skin Cancer Surgery

  1. Cover the wound with antibiotic ointment (Bacitracin/Bactroban/Neosporin) at least three times a day.
  2. If you have a graft a “bolster” will be placed. This is a yellow dressing with sutures over it. This will be removed about one week after surgery.
  3. Activity: you may resume your normal activity diet and bathing the day after surgery. If the wound gets wet simply pat it dry and cover it with antibiotic ointment.
  4. Follow-up: Make an appointment to see me in my office about 8 days after surgery to remove the sutures.
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