FAQ: Skin Tags

在手术期间和手术之夜,您将在腹壁注射止痛药,您会感到非常舒适。我通常会在手术后几天到几周内服用Tylenol 3和Percocet,具体取决于您的疼痛耐受性。

If you are concerned with the small bump of soft skin growth on your skin and wish to remove it

This procedure will remove the skin tags present on your skin

The risk/complications for this procedure is minimal since it is simple and quick. Regardless of any procedure, there will always be a risk for infection.

You may choose to undergo other forms of treatments like freezing, burning or tying off

Skin tags are natural and common, it poses no adverse health effects to the individual so it is up to the patient how soon they wish to proceed with this procedure

You can resort to either freezing or tying off or leaving the skin tag the way it is

I prefer surgically cutting off the skin tag.

This will depend on the patient. Factors that may increase the chances of reoccurring skin tags are the weight, age and genetics of the patient

Sometimes, depending on the location but they are usually small and faint

It should not take more than 30 minutes, depending on how many skin tags you wish to remove

This should be discussed during consultation since it is dependent on the location, size, and the amount of skin tags needed to be removed

Patients may take Tylenol extra strength

You should be able to return back to your normal routine right away

Yes, your medication list will be reviewed during your consultation and your preoperative appointments. Please notify your surgeon of any changes or new medications at your preoperative appointment.

You should arrive half an hour before your scheduled procedure

Yes, this can also be found on my website or in my office

  • 安排某人在家里和工作中承担责任
  • Arrange for someone to take you home from the hospital if needed
  • 如果您有其他疑问,请致电您的医生
  • 确保您拥有医生的联系方式和前往诊所/医院的指示

The procedure should not take more than 30 minutes

  • 确保已通过姓名和出生日期确认您的身份
  • 确保您的程序已被确认
  • Make sure the correct site of your procedure has been marked
  • 确认您可能有的任何过敏和副作用
  • 确保您了解并签署了知情同意书

我通常会在恢复室以及在手术后一到两天与您交谈,以解释您的手术情况。

You may leave the hospital whenever you are ready and have been informed of how your procedure went

Pain is usually not a concern but if you do experience any, you can take Tylenol

I usually like to see my patients 5 days after the procedure to remove any sutures

Yes, if you choose to undergo a technique that requires the use of sutures

You may remove it after 24 hours

  • 确保护理人员在护理前后洗手
  • 不要等到剧烈疼痛才需要止痛药
  • Do not get up without help if you feel weak or dizzy
  • 您发烧高于华氏100.4度
  • 您呼吸急促或胸痛
  • You notice increased redness, swelling, warmth, or pain around your procedure site
  • You have persistent stiffness, numbness/tingling, or weakness of your affected area
  • The edges of your procedure site are pale or darker than normal
  • 您的敷料反复被鲜血浸透
  • 您有您现有的止痛药无法控制的疼痛
  • 遵医嘱服用止痛药和其他药物
  • 遵照医生的指示洗澡或游泳
  • Follow your doctor’s instructions on caring for your procedure site
  • 按照医生的指示恢复正常的日常活动

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