Over the years, the skin may develop several tumors. Most of them are benign, for example, moles and seborrheic warts, but they are still aesthetically unpleasant. For this reason, it is also possible to remove the benign tumors.
But, the removal of malignant tumors (also referred to as "excision") is mandatory.
The non-threatening skin tumors include, for example, all types of moles ("congenital melanocytic nevi"), connective tissues tumors ("fibromas"), tumors of the fat tissue ("lipomas"), age-related warts ("sebhorreich keratoses"), and nodules of the capillaries (small "hemangiomas").
Dr. Colette Carmen Camenisch will gladly clarify the best way to treat with an aesthetic surgery procedure your skin tumor during your personal consultation.
Unlike a benign tumor, a malignant tumor must be absolutely removed. Namely with a surgical procedure, which means undergoing an operation.
Responsible patients should therefore regularly observe their skin, and let a specialist evaluate any anomalies as soon as possible.
Schedule a consultation at Clinic Beethovenstrasse AG at your earliest convenience, should you observe the following signs: sudden increases in size, bleedings, and changes in color. If it may not be determined with absolute certainty if the skin tumor is benign or malignant, Dr. Colette Carmen Camenisch will remove the skin anomaly, and send it to an institute of pathology for further, more precise, microscopic testing.
Depending on the extent of the procedure, between 30 minutes and 1 hour
Generally, Dr. Colette Carmen Camenisch removes the skin tumors with an ambulatory procedure at Clinic Beethovenstrasse AG. Therefore, you may return home immediately after the procedure.
Smaller, malignant tumors may be removed under local anesthesia at Clinic Beethovenstrasse AG. For bigger tumors, a procedure under general anesthesia at the clinic «Im Park» or the clinic «Pyramide» may be deemed necessary.
Depending on the extent of the procedure, none up to 3 days
The treatment of skin tumors may cause light postoperative hemorrhages or swellings, hematomas, and aesthetically unpleasant scars.
The postoperative treatment depends on the type of tumor and the complexity of the procedure to remove it. Dr. Colette Carmen Camenisch will give you all the necessary information. After most surgeries, the sutures must be removed 7 to 14 days after the procedure. During this time, you should avoid practicing intense sports activities.
The costs depend on the extent of the surgery and will be agreed upon in advance. The insurance covers the costs for the removal of malignant tumors, and, on occasion, of benign tumors as well. We will gladly clarify in advance if your insurance will cover any of the costs.