Abscess Incision and Drainage

Abscess Incision and Drainage

From £1,393.00

An abscess is a collection of pus surrounded by a wall of tissue. An abscess happens when your body tries to control infection. It causes a painful lump and can make you feel unwell.

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A small abscess can be drained under a local anaesthetic but most need a general anaesthetic. The operation usually takes 10 to 20 minutes.

Your surgeon will make a cut on your skin over the abscess. Once the pus has been removed, the cavity needs to heal upwards from its floor so the opening in your skin is left open. If the cavity is deep, your surgeon will place an antiseptic dressing in it.

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