When I had thyroid surgery a few years ago, I had surgical tape on my neck, over my sutures. It finally came off in the shower, as my surgeon had said it would, but my skin around the incision line was sticky for weeks.
Sticky skin was still better than the large, purple and yellow bruise I had on my neck after having a fine needle aspiration biopsy on the nodule on my thyroid. That bruise looked like a huge hickey! And I had to go to work like that. At least it was cool weather and I could wear turtlenecks until it faded a bit. It made me wish they made flesh colored surgical tape so I could have camouflaged the bruising a bit, at least.