Accidents, burns or surgical procedures can leave unsightly scars. There are various surgical techniques for the treatment of scars and each case should be carefully studied to determine the best method to use.
It is impossible to make a scar disappear altogether. For this reason we talk about “correcting” a scar. The purpose of treatment is to make the scar less visible so that it does not draw attention. A new technique for the revision of scars involves treating the scar with the patient’s own body fat. The results so far have been excellent. This treatment is indicated for radiation or burn scars.
Important! Scar revision can only be carried out at least 6 months after scar formation.
Malignant and benign tumours of the skin can be treated if they are identified and recognized in the early stages of their development. Don’t wait to get a skin tumour checked! The longer you wait, the more difficult it will be to remove.
If you notice any changes on the skin of your face or on the rest of your body it is important to keep in mind that it could be skin cancer. It is therefore advisable to consult a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon as a matter of urgency, especially if you notice the formation of scabs or bleeding, so as to proceed with their removal.
The larger the tumour, the more difficult it is to treat: another reason to get it removed as soon as possible.
In most cases, operations for removing skin cancer are carried out under local anaesthetic in day surgery.
Breast cancer is a dramatic experience for any woman. Breast reconstruction surgery after the removal of a carcinoma aims at promoting psychological wellbeing, helping the patient to rediscover the joy of living.
Breast reconstruction can be carried out during the same operation or subsequently. It promotes psychological wellbeing by avoiding the trauma of having to see a part of your body removed. In addition it also helps to avoid orthopaedic problems such as spinal and neck tension caused by having breasts of different sizes.
The purpose of plastic surgery is to alter the morphology of the body in order to restore form and function after accidents or surgery.