The surgical removal of malignant or suspected cancerous skin changes is one of the most important medical tasks at the Hautmedizin Bad Soden. Our aim is to always take into account the medical aspect as well as achieve an aesthetic result. To do so, we use surgical methods and wound closure techniques that are tailored to the specific patient and their skin change. Due to our practice structure, our equipment and specialisation of some of our doctors, we can perform almost all skin changes as an outpatient procedure without an overnight stay in a hospital.
In addition to treating malignant skin changes, patients often want to have benign skin changes removed for functional and aesthetic reasons. Their options are classic surgery or an incision-free procedure. Laser therapy, cryotherapy, curettage, high frequency cauterisation and photodynamic therapy are frequently used.
What should you be aware of before an outpatient procedure?
Come to the clinic well rested and eat something beforehand – you do not have to have an empty stomach for the procedure!
Please let us know if you take blood-thinning medication (e.g. ASS, Marcumar, Xarelto). Do not, under any circumstances, stop taking medication without permission from your doctor, as this could have serious implications on your health. Almost every operation on the skin can be performed even if patient takes blood thinners!
What should you be aware of during surgery?
Outpatient surgery is a key area of our profession and is performed very frequently at the clinic. This is routine for us.
The surgeries usually do not take long. We are often finished after 10 to 20 minutes. Liposuction and venous surgeries, on the other hand, take longer.
We operate almost exclusively using local anaesthetic, which is generally very well tolerated. If you wish, we can give you a sedative.
The area around the surgical site is covered by a cloth to make it sterile. Please do not touch this with your hand. The best way for you to help us is to lie as quietly and relaxed as possible!
What should you be aware of after surgery?
Since we operate almost exclusively with local anaesthetic, you will have almost no physical restrictions after. For larger operations, such as surgery on a melanoma, venous surgery, cellulite treatment or after liposuction, we recommend having someone come to collect you.
Over the next few days, you should rest the treated area of the body where possible.
In order to achieve an aesthetic result and avoid problems with wound healing, do not exercise or spend a long time in water (no bathing, swimming, visits to the sauna) until the stiches have been removed. Patients can shower the second day after surgery.