Plastic surgery consultation before outpatient surgery
Within the framework of plastic surgery, we perform the removal of skin lesions such as fibroids, fatty nodules, basal cell carcinomas, atheromas, birthmarks, and surgical scars.
The removal of skin lesions on the body by a plastic surgeon can be done for aesthetic or medical reasons, depending on the type and nature of the lesion. The skin lesion is an abnormal appearance of a particular part of the skin, which may be a fatty tumour, fatty nodule, atheroma, fibroid tumour (a benign tumour of the skin), atheroma (a benign tumour under the skin with a subcutaneous capsule), skin tag, birthmark, mole, or surgical scar.
We perform the following procedures within the framework of plastic surgery:
- Removal of fibroids
- Removal of lipomas
- Removal of basal cell carcinomas
- Removal of atheromas
- Removal of birthmarks
What do you need to know about skin lesions?
A fibroid is a soft, pedunculated, brownish lesion that can appear anywhere on the body. It is a benign cell proliferation of connective tissue cells. It usually does not cause complaints, but it can be aesthetically disturbing. In terms of types, we distinguish between hard fibroids (containing few cells), soft fibroids, keloids (proliferations of scars from injury or trauma), angiofibromas (blood vessels dilated between connective tissue cells), and cystic fibroids (lymphatic vessels between connective tissue cells).
A lipoma (fatty nodule) is a benign skin tumour. The connective tissue lesion is well separated from the surrounding tissue. It grows slowly. It develops mostly in the subcutaneous fat tissues of the torso, legs, or arms. The more connective tissue a lipoma contains, the harder it becomes. It mostly causes an aesthetic problem.
Basal cell carcinoma
A basal cell carcinoma is a malignant skin tumour that grows slowly. It develops from the stem cells of the lower cell layer of the epidermis. It rarely causes metastasis. In most cases, the tumour develops on areas of the skin (face, ear, chest, back) that are exposed to sunlight (the effect of UV-B rays) for long periods of time. In some cases, however, it can also develop on skin areas protected from sunlight.
An atheroma is a benign tumour located under the skin. It consists of a connective issue capsule and the contents produced by the sebaceous gland. It is named after the glands that produce the sebaceous substance. The sac filled with the secretions from the sebaceous gland forms when the outlet of the gland becomes blocked for some reason, thus the sebum produced in it accumulates, which results in the swelling of the gland.
A birthmark is a lesion on the skin that develops at birth or later, with a sharp border, and is different in colour or surface from the skin. It is usually a few millimetres in size but can grow larger. Its color is dark, yellowish brown, sometimes black. Its surface may be smooth or uneven and it may be round or irregular in shape. In the case of birthmarks that develop later, new ones may form as a result of UV radiation, during adolescence or pregnancy. Excision of a given birthmark is justified if it causes an aesthetic problem, can easily become stuck in anything because of its location and surface, or if cancer (melanoma) is suspected.
Wounds caused by minor accidents or surgical interventions heal with scarring. These scars can be aesthetically disturbing in some cases, as scar formation is influenced by many factors (skin type, age, genetics, allergic reaction, infection, irritation, pregnancy, etc.).