Skin lesion surgery
The excision of skin lesions is perhaps one of the most common surgical procedures. Being usually a simple technique, some special locations may require the intervention of a plastic surgeon. We will always seek to ensure that the visibility of the resulting scar is as low as possible. However, in most cases, a scar is inevitable. In order to guarantee maximum security, we perform these small operations in a properly equipped operating room.
It consists in applying a surgical method in order to eradicate a skin lesion. This removal may include the surrounding skin and, occasionally, add a safety margin. There are several ways to perform excision:
- Coagulation of the lesion: One of the easiest ways consists in applying a stream of high frequency to the tumor, which destroys it. The main inconvenience is that it is not possible to analyze the resected tissue at that moment. Nor can we be sure that we have removed the lesion completely. Similar problems are caused by cold (cryotherapy) or laser.
- Tangential excision: consists in performing a “shaving” of the lesion tangentially to the skin. Once removed, the bed coagulates as in the previous case. With this procedure, the tumor itself can be analyzed by a pathologist, but we cannot ensure that the cells of the base have been completely eliminated.
TYPE OF INTERVENTION: Surgical
TYPE OF ANESTHESIA: Local (it is not required in some cases and according to the type of implant)
AVERAGE SURGICAL TIME: 10 min-1h
AVERAGE HOSPITALIZATION TIME: Not required
AVERAGE POST-DISCHARGE RECOVERY TIME: 1-6 days, depending on the procedure
LEVEL OF SATISFACTION: Very high