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Removal of Tumors

Tumours of the skin is a serious area of medicine which is dealt by oncologists, dermatologists and plastic surgeons. Tumour of the skin refers to a pathological overgrowth of tissue cells that form into a delineated tumour.

There are two main categories of tumours: benign and malignant.

Benign tumours of the skin include warts, lipoma (wen), papilloma, atheroma, hemangiomas, cysts, some moles, keratoses, and others.

Malignant tumours of the skin include precancer skin, hair matrix carcinoma, fibroma, squamous cell carcinoma, some types of nevi (moles), melanoma and others.

Tumours have a different etiology: congenital and acquired during life.

Solar radiation is dangerous as it may cause the occurrence of such tumours as melanoma, especially with fair-skinned individuals. Medical literature around the world is constantly reminding that one must pay increased attention to the emergence of new or the increase in the size of the previously existing skin tumours. It must be remembered that some of them are able to change not only in appearance (color, shape, borders), but also grow into malignant ones.

In such cases, it is very important to consult a plastic surgeon or dermatologist immediately. Depending on a given case, the tumour is removed and sent for histological examination. There is also a method of rapid diagnosis with the aid of modern special equipment.

Tumours are usually asymptomatic, but depending on their growth, the patient begins to be bothered with itching, pain, bleeding, as well as an aesthetic defect.

The diagnosis and treatment of tumours should be approached very seriously and one must abide by the established international canons of surgery. It is necessary to observe the exact parameters of the excision boundary width and depth of tumour (from 0,3 mm to 3,0 cm), depending on the clinical diagnosis. All tumours should be removed must be mentioned in the order sent to histological study.

Laser therapy is used only if you remove some neoplasms (papilloma, warts, point hemangiomas, keratoses) with 100% confidence in their diagnosis. In doubtful cases, a prior histological examination is necessary!

Age: from infancy to senile.

Anaesthesia: Local anaesthetic

Duration: 10 minutes-1 hour.

Postoperative rehabilitation:

  • The patient goes home after 1-2 hours after the operation.
  • Sutures are removed 7-9 days later.
  • Dynamic observation every 3 to 6 months after surgery over the following years.
  • Ability to return for work in 1-2 days.
Cost: determined during the consultation.  After the diagnosis of the tumour, the surgeon is able to determine the method of treatment, duration of surgery or whether a laser therapy is appropriate.

What is important to consider?

Tumours are a serious branch of medicine.
One must pay an increased attention to own skin on the face and body.
One must immediately consult a plastic surgeon who has considerable experience in oncology.

Patient Testimonials

Areti Ekonomou (46) - Athens

Hello! I'd like to thank you very much for the surgery removing moles from my back. I feel much calmer and in terms of health (probably because I had a serious problem), but also in terms of aesthetics. You are a very good plastic surgeon so we recommend you to those who need your expertise, so they can live a new beautiful tomorrow ...

Eleni Xigogeorgopoulou (), Athens

Congratulations to stunning Dr. Karapetian for the great professionalism and great heart offered to patients. With knowledge and experience, which was acquired in many years of hard work, she was able to approach the serious dermatological problem of my husband - hyperkeratosis - a very difficult surgery on the forehead. Dr. Karine Karapetian could solve this problem and won our confidence.
A thousand thanks. I wish you the best.

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