A 51-year-old female asked:
how long does it take a surgical incision to heal?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
It depends: On if you mean for complete remodeling and for the wound to look the way it is going to stay- in that case at least 1 year (some say up to 2 years). If you mean for activity, this depends. If it's a small lac on your chin for example- could get back quickly, if abdominal surgery- at least 6 weeks. Keep in mind if you smoke, have diabetes or other anti-healing diseases healing will take longer.
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General Surgery 25 years experience
4-6 weeks: At 4-6 weeks 90% or so of the strength in the incision has healed. The wound will continue to modify for the rest of your life. Thus scars fade with time.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
There is fluid draining from my surgical incision, is this normal?
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General Surgery 17 years experience
Depends: A small amount of drainage from the incision is normal. If the drainage is thick and yellow or the site is red, you may have an infection so be sure to notify your physician.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
What can I do if my surgical incision still itches 4 months after the procedure?
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Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Be patient.: Itching is a symptom of healing, so be patient with it.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Is it normal for a surgical incision marks to be hard?
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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Yes, but...: Yes, it is normal for incision lines to the firm for the first several months after the procedure is performed. As the scar "matures", most scars will soften and improve in appearance. Some patients will develop abnormal scars, called hypertrophic or keloid scars; these scars may be raised and firm. Treatment for these types of scars are available.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
What is the name of a surgical incision into a calyx?
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General Surgery 56 years experience
Kidney calyx: stone removal by renal pelvis calyx "Otomy"
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Last updated May 3, 2018
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