Incision

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)
  • Clips
  • Staples
  • Skin glue

Proper wound care can help prevent infection and reduce scarring as your surgical wound heals.