Various skin neoplasms (nevi, rough scars, tumors, etc.) are subject to surgical removal. Most often, these are moles located in open areas on the face and body, with an increased risk of degeneration in malignant skin tumors. The tumor most often develops in the form of a swelling or non-healing wound (ulcer) and carries a real risk of spreading (metastasis). The most important for the diagnosis is the microscopic examination of the tumor tissue, which is achieved by excisional biopsy.
Malignant oncological neoplasms require radical surgical treatment. Surgery is more successful when done at the earliest possible stage of the disease. When removing small formations, the wound is sutured from the inside - intradermally and the scar acquires a linear aesthetic shape. In larger formations, more complex plastics are often required through transpositions of adjacent tissues or grafts from distant areas of the body.
Varies up to 30 minutes for small formations, up to 1 hour - for removal of large formations.
Anesthesia: Local anesthesia. General anesthesia is required in specific locations.
Stay: The operation can be performed on an outpatient basis or with a short stay if general anesthesia is required.
Mild discomfort, pain, swelling, bruising, usually within 1 week after surgery. Temporarily altered skin sensitivity around the wound.
Risks: Infection. Hematoma. Aspirin is prohibited 7 days before surgery because it increases the risk of bleeding during and after surgery.
Recovery: No absence from work.