When choosing a plastic or cosmetic surgeon for skin cancer surgery, there are so many factors that you must consider. If you are in the sunshine state, then you will find that Plastic Surgery Queensland should be at the top of your list for many reasons. The most important thing when deciding on a plastic surgeon or cosmetic surgeon is that the surgeon is certified, suitably-qualified as well as them and their practice are insured. As many surgeons have specialisations and may have varied experience, it is also important to check that the surgeon has experience and has a successful record in the procedure for skin cancer in Brisbane. When inquiring over their skills and experience, it is always best to ask for many years they have been performing plastic surgery for skin cancer in Brisbane and to be able to show you before and after photos of their previous procedures. Specifically ask if you can see examples of surgeries done in a similar area that you need yours done in and notice how they have healed. You can tell a lot by these photos and they will be able to help you choose the surgeon that has been able to perform the surgery in a way that is most aesthetically pleasing to you. For skin cancer surgery on the face, ensure that your surgeon has experience working with facial features. You can tell a lot about a surgeon by how you are treated when you contact them and are in their clinic for information or a consult. At Plastic Surgery Queensland, not only are we able to show you our previous work but you will able to engage with the surgeon and other staff. As you are trusting somebody with something delicate like plastic surgery, feeling like you are comfortable and being taken care of is crucial so pay attention to how you are feeling in the clinic. We are always aiming to go above and beyond with our customer service, as well as being respectful. By visiting a surgery, you will also be able to tell their professional standards of hygiene and health and safety, and at Plastic Surgery Queensland, we strictly adhere to all standards and guidelines as our patients are always our primary concern.
Skin Cancer Brisbane Surgery
Being specialists of plastic and cosmetic surgery for skin cancer in Brisbane, our team at Plastic Surgery Queensland is suitably qualified and can perform a range of surgeries specifically for skin cancer in Brisbane. Our surgeons have a strong focus on Melanoma surgery and other skin lesions. One type of skin cancer surgery we do is Mohs surgery, which is where cancerous cells are removed by skin layer up until there is no mare sign of the cells. This surgery is commonly undertaken on the hands, neck and head. Another type of surgery is excision, and some of the types of this kind of surgery are simple excision, shave excision and wide excision. The wide excision is can be used for Melanoma surgery. As the removal involved with skin cancer surgery can lead to scarring, there is a possibility of reconstructive surgery afterwards to remove any. Another way skin lesions can also be removed is by Curettage and Electrodessication. This is where the skin cancer procedure involves using a curette and a needle-like electrode to remove any remaining cancerous cells. When looking at the different techniques involved to treat skin cancer in Brisbane, Cryosurgery or Cryotherapy is also possible. This is when cancerous cells are frozen and destroyed by being exposed to liquid nitrogen. This is aimed at small skin cancers and skin lesions that maybe pre-cancerous. Skin cancers may also be destroyed using laser surgery as well.
Preparing for Skin Cancer Surgery
Chances are if you are having surgery to treat your skin cancer in Brisbane and have found a quality surgeon, you are going to be in absolute safe hands. Even with all the screening and information, you still find yourself feeling very anxious in the days surrounding the surgery. While some of these procedures can be quite simple, any sort of surgery can be daunting so it is important to remember a few things to ensure that everything goes well on the day. When doing your consults before surgery, disclose any medications you are on because more likely than not, you may have to stop taking them around your surgery time. Your plastic surgeon can provide you with more specifics, which is why it is important to be upfront and honest. Ensure that on the day of your surgery you have cleared your day because even if you are discharged after and the procedure does not take too long, resting is the best way to heal your body. Since you may not be put to sleep and may have some time to wait, bring something like a magazine or book to keep you occupied. Keeping your mind busy will help pass any of the time. Ultimately, if you are getting treated for skin cancer in Brisbane, your surgeon should have given you the most comprehensive instructions to follow for before, during and after the surgery. If you follow this advice, chances are pretty high that you will be more than ready and will recover successfully.