WAKEFIELD PLASTIC &
RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY

Wakefield Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery for SKIN
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Skin

We offer a range of plastic and reconstructive surgery for your skin.

Plastic and reconstructive surgery for SKIN CANCER

There are three main types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma.

Basal cell carcinomas are the commonest skin cancer and are typically found on the face, ears, neck, scalp, legs and back. They rarely spread but may invade deeply if left too long. Some early BCC’s can be treated without surgery but most are best treated with surgical excision.

Squamous cell carcinomas (SCC’s) are the second commonest skin cancer and are more aggressive than basal cell carcinoma. The great majority of SCC’s don’t spread but occasionally they can spread to other areas of the body such as the lymph glands or invade deeply. Some early SCC’s can be treated without surgery but most require surgical excision.

Melanoma usually presents as a dark lesion and it is an aggressive form of skin cancer. If detected early and excised, a cure is obtained. If detected late, the melanoma may spread to the surrounding lymph glands or other organs. All melanoma are treated with aggressive surgical excision of the lesion. Occasionally, the local lymph nodes are removed. Unlike most SCC’s and BCC’s, patients with melanomas need to have long term monitoring to assess whether the cancer returns.

To learn more about the treatment options available for skin cancer, please contact our rooms.

Plastic and reconstructive surgery for SCARS

Scars are areas of fibrous tissue that replace normal skin as part of the wound healing process. Most scars are flat thin and pale. However, there are 4 common types of problem scars: 

  1. Scar contractures. May result in loss of joint movement or skin puckering and tightness
  2. Prominent scars. Usually long or wide scars. Certain facial scars become prominent. 
  3. Hypertrophic scars. These appear as lumpy or stretched scars
  4. Keloid scars. Disfiguring scars that grow beyond the original wound

Each scar needs to be assessed individually. Management is highly specialised with a variety of non-surgical and surgical options available.

To learn more about the treatment options available for scars, please contact our rooms.

Plastic and reconstructive surgery for BIRTHMARKS

Birthmarks are skin blemishes that are present at birth. There may be areas of increase or decrease pigmentation or lesions composed of abnormal blood vessels. There are a variety of treatment options for this lesion.

To learn more about the treatment options available for birthmarks, please contact our rooms.

Plastic and reconstructive surgery for WRINKLES

A wrinkle is a fold, ridge or crease in the skin. Skin wrinkles typically appear as a result of the aging processes, facial muscle overactivity, sun damage, smoking, and various other factors. 

There are a wide variety of treatment options depending on the cause, location and severity of the wrinkles. Excessive frowning wrinkles and crow’s feet around the eyes can be helped with injectable muscle relaxants. 

Deeper wrinkles that develop in the forehead, between the eyes, beside the nose, or around the mouth can be improved by injecting these creases with a substance that will fill them out and raise them so that they are more level with the adjacent skin.

To learn more about the treatment options available for wrinkles, please contact our rooms.

Questions?

Would you like more information about plastic or cosmetic surgery? Do you need reconstructive surgery? We welcome you to contact us at our Adelaide practice.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery for your skin
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