make an incision

See: lancinate
References in classic literature ?
I want your assistance, my good sir, to hold the patient’s arm while I make an incision for the ball.
So to get to it, we have to make an incision near the scrotum at the point where it seems to be located.
Your surgeon will make an incision inside your mouth along one side of the lower jaw, then lift the tissue away to expose the jawbone.