Procedures: Sentinel Node Biopsy
This incision will be located under the arm and will be covered by a clear plastic bandage. Please remove this bandage on post op day number 2 or sooner if you notice any redness, pain or blistering. The skin will be closed with absorbable suture which will be under the skin.
It is common to have some swelling under the incision. Most of the time this will go away on its own but a large amount may need to be drained. Please call the office if you notice a large amount of swelling, redness or increasing pain.