For smaller and larger tumours, scars or burns of the skin
In the case of larger tumours or those in anatomically delicate regions (e.g. in the eyelid, auricle, lips or nose area), excision of the tumour and direct closure of the skin is not always possible. We achieve an optimal result with tissue shifting in the face. Facial reconstructive surgery includes not only treatment after tumour removal, but also restoration after an accident or burn.
Skin and fatty tissue tumours are very common. These can be benign growths such as moles and lipomas or malignant tumours such as melanomas or liposarcomas. Fortunately, malignant tumours are much rarer. In case of ambiguity, changes or rapid growth, medical clarification is necessary and, if necessary, the removal of a tissue sample to confirm the diagnosis and plan further treatment.
Surgical techniques for scar revision may include excision of the scar, skin grafts and local or distal flaps (called microsurgical reconstruction) to minimise the scar. This makes it more in keeping with the surrounding skin tone and texture.
Burn surgery involves the treatment and correction of burn scars. All techniques of reconstruction are used (local flapplasty, autologous fat treatment, microsurgical technique).
Therapies of dermatological and reconstructive surgery
Facial surgery, tumour surgery, scar treatment and burn surgery
Reconstructive procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, under local or general anaesthesia and usually take 30 to 60 minutes maximum. Patients are fit for work again after 2-3 days.
With proper surgery, risks of secondary bleeding, haematoma, swelling, tenderness and divergent wound edges can be kept to a minimum. It takes 4-6 weeks for complete healing and swelling. During this time, sun exposure should be avoided.
The costs of reconstructive surgery are usually covered by health insurance as an illness.
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