What is surgical removal of skin lesions?
Skin lesions are skin tissue that grows abnormally, either on the surface or under the surface of the skin. For example, cysts in the epidermis, lipoma, warts, and moles. Skin lesions include medical conditions that are commonly found and can be treated surgically.
When do I need to undergo surgical removal of skin lesions?
If the cyst lesions show very severe symptoms and have a big effect on your appearance; lesions can be treated with simple procedures, such as electrocautery, cryotherapy, or tissue removal.
Prevention & amp; warning
What should I know before undergoing surgical removal of skin lesions?
Skin lesions are generally benign. However, there are several types of lesions that are potentially cancerous (symptoms of skin cancer), and should be treated as early as possible after the first signs appear. If you suspect lesions on your skin, see your doctor immediately to find out the exact diagnosis.
Before surgery, it is important that you know the warnings and precautions before doing this test. If you have questions, consult your doctor for further information and instructions.
What should I do before surgical removal of skin lesions?
The doctor will give specific instructions to prepare you before the procedure for removing the lesion. This surgery is a simple medical procedure that does not require hospitalization before or after surgery. You can go straight home afterwards.
The doctor will determine the procedure in the doctor's room or the operating room in the hospital, depending on the size and location of the lesion on your body.
The doctor will explain the surgical process from the beginning until you complete the procedure, as well as any discomfort or pain that you might feel during the procedure.
Note the specific explanation of psychological preparation, and you can also consult with your doctor about the risks and benefits of this procedure, or is there an alternative to dealing with lesions other than surgery.
If you are determined to choose surgery, you will be given a record letter to sign. In the procedure using anesthesia, you will be asked to sign a letter of agreement.
What is the surgical process for removing skin lesions?
Surgery will take around 15-25 minutes.
To remove the epithelial cyst, the surgeon will make a small oval-shaped incision around the area of the lesion and then remove the abnormal tissue.
In the case of lipoma removal, the doctor will make a slice that directly penetrates the lipoma. Then the lipoma will be separated from the tissue below and removed. For a mole surgery, your doctor will make an oval-shaped slice around the mole to lift your mole.
What should I do after surgical removal of skin lesions?
After surgery, the anesthetic effect will gradually disappear within a few hours. Avoid collisions or collisions around the dissected area. If you already feel good and the doctor allows it, you can go straight home afterwards. If you are still in the effects of tranquilizers, ask someone to take you home. If you do surgery in a large area of the skin, such as a skin graft or head-neck surgery, make sure you are accompanied by a family member or relationship to monitor your recovery process 24 hours after the procedure.
Your doctor or nurse will provide specific instructions for handling surgical wounds before you go home. Then the doctor will schedule a follow-up consultation for you.
Seven days after surgery, your doctor or nurse will issue an indigestible suture from your face, if surgery is done in the face area. The release of sewing thread will be carried out between the tenth to the fourteenth day, if the procedure is done in another part. For digestible type threads, generally it will dissolve over time, between 10-14 days.
You can go back to your normal routine the next day, unless your work involves heavy work that risks loosening or removing stitches. This procedure will usually not affect your activities. If you have questions, consult your doctor for further information and instructions.
- infection in the surgical area (wound)
- scar tissue
- open wounds if your skin doesn't recover.
- recurrent lipoma or epidermal cysts
- damage to nerves
- You may need further operation
If you have questions related to the risk of complications, consult your doctor for a better understanding.
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