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Then you ought to get this growth diagnosed, since these symptoms may correspond to basal cell carcinoma. You need to consult a facial plastic surgeon and access the proper treatment of it.
Basal cell carcinoma is an epithelial cancer that occurs in cells in the deepest layer of the epidermis of the skin - the basal cells. The cancer can grow in the areas of the skin that are excessively exposed to the sunlight. This cancer does not usually spread to other parts of the body (i.e. is not metastasized) to become life threatening, yet it can bring about significant destruction of the surrounding tissues. For the diagnosis of this cancer, various techniques of biopsy (incisional as well as excisional biopsy) can be used and histological studies can be performed.
Surgical methods for the treatment of basal cell carcinoma (i.e. basal skin cancer surgery) include either standard surgical excision or Mohs surgery.
Standard excision removes the area containing cancerous growth in the surrounding normal growth region using a scalpel. The procedure is performed, after application of an anesthetic. The skin is stitched for recovery and the excised section is examined microscopically to ensure the removal of all malignant cells. This technique is less effective in comparison to Mohs technique and chances of cancer recurrence are more.
Mohs surgery entails removal of cancer with a thin layer of surrounding tissue and thorough examination of the tissue under microscope. The process of tissue removal and examination is repeated, until no more cancer cells are detected in the depth or the peripheries of the area. This technique has the highest cure rate and ensures minimal removal of the normal skin area, thereby reducing post-operative side effects and morbidity and assisting repair. Afterwards the wound is treatedthrough plastic surgery (primary wound closure through primary intent) or allowed to heal on its own (heal via granulation tissue or secondary intent).
After basal skin cancer surgery, some days are needed for recovery of skin and removal of stitches. Recovery time depends on the area of cancerous growth removed in the surgery. The recovery process is not that painful and requires no medication for pain. Some drugs may be taken in case the pain builds up.There are, however, some activity precautions like avoiding strenuous exercise or heavy lifting.
Over the last few years, there has been a sharp increase in the number of cancers being detected. Skin cancer is a type of cancer than can be treated completely if diagnosed in time. Basal cell carcinoma is one such type of skin cancer that affects the skin. Removal of the affected skin is possible using surgery, and the area can be reconstructed to look normal by means of cosmetic surgery. Basal cell carcinoma surgery can treat this cancer and give you back normal looking skin.
Basal skin carcinoma surgery involves the removal of the tumour from the affected skin. Cost of basal skin carcinoma surgery depends on the size of the cancerous tissue and the extent of reconstruction required, among other factors. You should choose a highly skilled plastic surgeon to carry out your surgery to achieve 100% and excellent cosmetic results.
We, at The Esthetic Clinic, believe in helping you deal with your skin cancer treatment from start to finish. Our medical head, Dr.Debraj Shome, is one of the most sought after facial cosmetic surgeons in India. At our specialised medical centre, we use the most sophisticated equipment and the latest surgical techniques to bring you the best standard of care.
The Esthetic Clinic is a specialised medical centre which offers excellent treatment options, staff and facilities. As a facility specialised in plastic surgery and skin care treatment, we are equipped to cure several skin abnormalities present due to birth, fractures and cancer. Along with highly specialised surgical staff, we also have the latest laser equipment in Asia for you to have a conducive experience during your basal skin cancer surgery. Dr.Debraj Shome is a highly qualified and experienced plastic & reconstructive surgeon, with extensive experience treating a variety of skin growths, skin masses and malignancies.
Dr. Debraj Shome is Director and Co founder of The Esthetic Clinics. He has been rated amongst the top surgeons in India by multiple agencies. The Esthetic Clinics patients include many international and national celebrities who prefer to opt for facial cosmetic surgery and facial plastic surgery in Mumbai because The Esthetic Clinics has its headquarters there.