An incision is a cut through the skin made during surgery.
An incision is a cut through the skin made during surgery. It's also called a "surgical wound." Some incisions are small. Others are very long. The size of an incisions depend on the kind of surgery you had.
Closing a surgical wound can help your wound heal faster.
To close your incision, your doctor used one of the following:
- Stitches (sutures)
- Skin glue
Proper wound care can help prevent infection and reduce scarring as your surgical wound heals.