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No: Hematomas are unusual but is one of the more common complications. ...Read more
Can you tell me if I could have excision surgery to remove skin cancer while I am 6 months pregnant?
It depends: These symptoms need to be fully and thoroughly evaluated by your physician who can then explain them to you and discuss with you what's best. ...Read more
I am perplexed?: What is a skin bridge? Sorry, some days I wonder if I speak English (and I know no other language). ...Read more
Not usually: A mole is a collection of skin pigment cells that are usually dark but not always. The base of the mole extends the full depth of the skin so to completely remove it a minor surgery is usually necessary. In most cases the final scar is less visible than the mole itself. Simply shaving the mole off flush with the skin is not effective. Non-surgical treatments may fade a mole but not remove them. ...Read more
Scar location: The scars from skin removal surgery depends on the location and amount of skin to be removed. The more skin that needs to be removed the longer the scar length will be. Scars are usually hidden in inconspicuous locations - along the panty line, the inner arm, groin, or inner thigh. ...Read more
Unlikely: 1) epididimal cyst can usually be removed without occluding epididymal sperm duct, although this is a potential complication. 2) most men have 2 testicles ; sperm production by a single testis is usually sufficient for fertility. Other testis can always be considered the 'spare'. 3) epididymal cysts are harmless ; only need to be removed if they are bothering you. ...Read more
My husband abused me for years hit me hard in the head enough to split it open several times. I had surgery to remove a tumor. Can it come back?
No: Repeated scalp lacerations repaired surgically is not a known contributor to malignancy. If a tumor developed by history it does not appear to be a glioblastoma since you would have had RT and knowledge of a high incidence of local recurrence. The tumor you described sounds like a scalp lesion, either benign or malignant and there is a high incidence of local recurrence depending on the path ...Read more
Have a surgery to remove cyst that's underneath my scalp (head) can you explain why the cyst was hard for a while then soft now hard again? Thanks
I will be having a hysterectomy because of 15 and 16 centimeter cysts that now protrude a great deal. Is there any way at the end of the surgery the extra skin could be removed?
Probably not: But ask your gyn surgeon. Most do not have the expertise to perform plastic surgery. Btw it is a common and understandable request. ...Read more
Several options: For a new scar (<1 month), just letting it heal and protecting the scar from sunlight is best. The scar will improve typically over the course of 1 year. During this time, topical scar treatments (scar massage, mederma, silicone) steroid injections and dermabrasion can help. If the scar is still bothersome, then surgical revision should be considered. ...Read more
Pituitary adenoma caused cushing's disease, removed 3/12. Prior: 224 lbs, 5'2", current: 150 lbs. Goal: 115 lbs. I work out. Surgery for excess skin?
Had sinus surgery to remove polyps feb 2011. Since that time have had recurring late day headaches and cloudy head. Happens every day for 2 years, ?
You should be re-evaluated to determine the cause of your pain... There are solutions.
Persistent infections, nerve damage, dental issues, allergies, fungal infection, tumors, eric., etc.
See your ENT surgeon or seek another opinion... The more opinions the better I always say... ...Read more
Which surgical procedures remove turkey neck? I am wondering about surgical procedures that will give long-term results for removing the extra skin on my neck. Is surgery the most common way people deal with turkey neck?
No: Not unless a plastic surgeon does it. ...Read more
BCC & SCCA: Basal cells (bcc) and squamous cell (scca) are the two most common skin cancers treated with moh's. As these are the most common types of skin cancer, that works out very well. Moh's surgery is helpful to minimize the size of the defect (yet still effect a cure) in areas where tissue conservation is important, like the face. It is more expensive, however. ...Read more
Scar Revision: Scars can be a different color or can be depressed or elevated compared to the surrounding skin. A scar on the scalp can result in an area of baldness. Normal features may be distorted by scars. Various treatments or surgical revision can improve the unsightly features of many scars. Consult with a plastic surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery to learn about options. ...Read more
Depends.: It depends on the surgeon and the approach chosen by the surgeon. Some surgeons only do a minimal shave, others take off more hair. ...Read more
Shave head.: May want to go to a barber who does shaves. They will usually do it at hospital tho. May not need to shave entire head. Discuss with your team. ...Read more
What's the prognosis for someone who had head and neck cancer that could not all be removed at surgery?
Not as good: Unresectable or partially resected head/neck cancer can be effectively treated with combined chemotherapy & radiotherapy in most cases; however, the results are not as good as desired. Generally, it is harder to get a complete response to treatment and often the cancer recurrs locally or spreads elsewhere. Close follow-up is required and long-term survivors in 20-40% cases are present. ...Read more
How to remove wrinkles, deep lines from my face? How to make my skin very tight? I heard about serum, does it effect permanently? As I can't do surgery.
Ulthera: Ulthera may be helpful. Please have a consultation with a qualified physician. ...Read more
I want to have fluer de lys adbominoplasty to remove excess skin. I receive orencia (abatacept) and mtx, what about stopping for awhile before surgery.?
For sure: Any immune modulating medications may interfere with wound healing and increase risk of infections. Moreover, a fleur de lis abdominoplasty is a significant procedure and a very careful and accurate preparation is mandatory to limit postoperative complications. Discuss all meds with your surgeons. ...Read more
I had an ovary removed in april and ever since my skin has been very dry. I never had any skin problems before surgery and I feel that they are connected. Is there anything I can do about it? I have tried over-the-counter creams such as e45 but to no
Hormonal: This most likely represents a reduction in your estrogen and Progesterone hormones that are responsible. Depending on the reason you had your ovary removed; see your physician about the possibility of replaceing these hormones. Of course if your ovary was removed due to an estrogen sensitive cancer, replacement may not be a good idea. Moisturizing creams may help til you can do better. ...Read more
Went for skin grafting surgery 2 weeks ago, and I can't remove the dressing on the donor site (stuck)?
Soak: Wet a washcloth with water and soak it twice a day for 5-10 minutes and the apply vaseline or auaphor -cover with a light gauze and paper tape. ...Read more