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Plastic Surgeons Skin Cancer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Why should I see a plastic surgeon or mohs surgeon instead of derm doctor for skin cancer removal and repair?
Location: Skin cancers in difficult places(eyes, nose, ears) should always be removed by mohs surgery. It is the only procedure that will assure you have had your skin cancer removed completely. Mohs surgeons are excellent at repairing defects and if they are not confident in their skill they will let a plastic surgeon repair the defect. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are ent's the surgeons recommended for oropharyngeal cancer? Do plastic surgeons or others get involved?
Yes ENT doctor best: An ENT doctor with good oncology training should by able to remove the cancer and perform any necessary reconstructive surgery. Occasionally, an ENT cancer specialist will work with a reconstructive plastic surgeon in order to work more efficiently or when an unusual reconstruction is required. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mohs College (ACMS): It is important that you verify that your mohs surgeon is recognized as a fellowship-trained surgeon. Only members of the american college of mohs surgery (acms) are fellowship trained to perform mohs surgery. All members and fellows of the acms are listed on their website directory. The link to the acms website: <a href="http://www.Mohscollege.Org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.Mohsc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are dermatologists essentially non surgical plastic surgeons (of the face/skin)? Just wondering, thanks.
There : There is much crossover between certain specialties especially dermatology and plastic surgery. Your question is a bit of an over simplification. In general there is some truth to it, but it is complicated. Dermatologists and plastic surgeons both specialize in the skin, both can treat the entire body (not just the face) and both provide non-surgical as well as surgical treatments. However, in general, dermatology is primarily a medical specialty whereas plastic surgery is primarily a surgical specialty. Hope that helps to clarify. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Skin incisions: When planning where to put incisions, i usually try to have the end result in as least conspicuous an area as possible. Beyond that, i encourage use of topical silicone gel for at least three months, scar massage, avoidance of daylight exposure for three months, and use of sunscreen. ...Read more
Patient's own skin: A graft that is expected to "take" and heal long-term requires it be from the recipient patient. We can harvest full-thickness grafts (and surgically close the donor site) or use split-thickness grafts by utilizing specialized dermatomes (blades) to take the top skin layers. The donor site heals with some scarring, but you have a graft to cover a damaged area. Grafts can be meshed to cover more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can cosmetic plastic surgeons use skin glue for a mid-face lift, as opposed to sutures, that may produce more scarring?
Yes.: Skin glue can definitely be used to close almost all incisions that we do cosmetically. It's unclear which produces more scarring (skin glue vs. Stitches), however a general rule is permanent (non-dissolving) stitches should be removed as early as possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a tummy tuck back feb 2013 an I have a peice of skin on my left side how can plastic surgeons get rid of it my pics of it r in my files please help?
Dog ears?: It sounds as if you have a dog ear. This is an extra piece of skin when a tummy tuck is performed. It commonly results from trying to keep the scar as short as possible or when a patient needs an extended tummy tuck or body lift to remove marked excess cutaneous redundancy. I typically recommend waiting 6-9 months before considering a touch up excision in order to allow time for skin contraction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin is the largest and one of the most complex organs in the body composed of hundreds of different structures. Nearly any of these elements can degenerate into cancer. However the three most common are: basal cell, squamous cell and melanoma which occur in that order and degree of aggressiveness. Although heredity plays a major role, sun exposure and tobacco use & ...Read more
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