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Skin changes

Skin changes can have a range of different causes and forms.
I operate on non-malignant and malignant skin changes, where I
place a lot of emphasis on results with the least possible scars.

Non-malignant skin changes

Non-malignant skin changes can be removed easily under local anaesthetic. This includes, among others,

  • Moles (naevi)
  • Pigmented ‘spots’ (lentigo)
  • Warts (seborrheic keratosis)
  • Vascular dilation (hemangioma)
  • Fatty tumours (lipomas)
  • Sebaceous gland tumours (atheroma)

For many, it is important that the scar after treatment is as unnoticeable as possible. More and more patients come to my consultations wanting an optimal scar outcome.

Malignant skin changes

Non-melanoma tumours (basal cell carcinoma, squamous-cell carcinoma) differ from melanoma. The diagnosis first happens in the clinic and is then confirmed through microscopic analysis of the histopathology. If there is uncertainty, an incision or excision biopsy may be carried out.

The tumour must be precisely removed through plastic surgery with a safety distance aside and vertically downwards to the fascia of the affected skin area. In head regions, a reconstruction with a local plastic-surgical flap surgery or, for example, a skin transplant is often necessary.

Along with an optimal aesthetically pleasing result, three elements are important for surgical treatment:

  • Safe excision
  • Safe reconstruction
  • Retention of functionality