Surgical excision (removal) of a skin growth is the complete removal of benign (nevi, cysts, seborrheic vesicles, etc.) and malignant (melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, etc.) skin growths.
This completely eliminates the risk of malignant growth (malignancy) and spread to the surrounding skin or other organs of the body (metastasis) of tumors.
After excision of the lesion with a scalpel, the wound is closed using surgical sutures with atraumatic needles and covered with a sterile waterproof dressing.
The collected material is sent for histopathological examination, the result of which comes out in a minimum of 7 days.
The surgical wound heals after 7 to 10 days and is treated as an outpatient by the surgical team. No hospital stay is necessary.
Three days before the procedure, it is recommended to stop taking anticoagulants. Histological examination is charged additionally.
What is the duration of the procedure?
Depending on the complexity of the manipulation, between 20 – 30 min.
What are the contraindications and side effects?
Possible side effects are transient pain and edema. There is rarely bleeding and loosening of the sutures. Very rarely there are skin infections, formation of a raised scar and an allergic reaction to anesthesia.
What is the recommended care after the procedure?
It is recommended not to wet the site within 48 hours. Do not take anticoagulants for 3 days after the procedure and avoid excessive physical effort until the sutures are removed.