Basal cell carcinomas, prickle-cell carcinomas and melanomas are malignant skin tumours that have to be removed surgically. This produces sizeable defects, depending on the localisation. These defects have to be covered with local transposition flaps or free skin grafts by an experienced plastic surgeon. These changes often occur in the face, which is why careful planning and performance of the operation is particularly important.
The operation is performed in a short-stay inpatient setting, under twilight sedation or a general anaesthetic.
The changed skin is removed surgically and is examined histologically through immediate sectioning by a specialist. After a short break we are able to continue the surgery to cover the defect.
This innovative procedure allows you to have the operation on the same day and to benefit from optimal treatment.
The stitches are removed 1-2 weeks after the operation, depending on the localisation.
Infections and delayed wound healing may occur but are easily treatable.