You’ll be taken to the recovery room. If a general anaesthetic or sedation was used, nurses will monitor your vital signs, such as blood pressure, pulse and temperature, until you've fully recovered.
You may be sore and uncomfortable for a few days, so you may get pain medication to take at home.
If you have sedation or a general anaesthetic you won’t be able to drive afterwards, and will need someone to accompany you home. If this is difficult, please advise your doctor or hospital beforehand.
Before discharge, you should be given specific instructions about what to expect, any care required and what to do if you need further medical attention.
Depending on the nature of your skin tumour, you’ll need to see your doctor for follow-up care. In some cases, such as a melanoma removal, you may also be referred to an oncologist (cancer specialist) for assessment and/or further treatment.