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Excision of Swelling

The excision of a swelling can be performed by a plastic surgeon depending on the nature and location of the swelling. The term “swelling” is broad and can encompass various conditions.

Plastic surgeons are trained to perform the excision of developmental abnormalities such as dermoid cysts, sebaceous cysts, neurofibromas, lipomas, ganglions, and other similar conditions.

Here's an overview of the surgical treatment for these developmental abnormalities:

  1. Dermoid Cyst: Dermoid cysts are typically benign, slow-growing cysts that contain various types of tissue. The plastic surgeon will perform surgical excision to remove the entire cyst, including its capsule, to prevent recurrence. The surgery is typically performed under anesthesia, and the incision is made along the natural skin creases to minimize scarring.

  2. Sebaceous Cyst: Sebaceous cysts are usually benign cysts that form beneath the skin. The plastic surgeon will make an incision over the cyst, remove the cyst wall, and drain its contents. Complete excision is crucial to prevent recurrence.

  3. Neurofibroma: Neurofibromas are benign tumors that arise from nerve tissue. Plastic surgeons may perform surgical excision to remove neurofibromas, especially if they cause pain, cosmetic concerns, or functional impairment. The excision aims to remove the entire tumor while preserving nearby nerves and tissues.

  4. Lipoma: Lipomas are benign tumors composed of fat cells. Surgical excision is often recommended for symptomatic or cosmetically bothersome lipomas. The plastic surgeon will make an incision over the lipoma, remove the tumor, and close the incision. The procedure typically results in minimal scarring.

  5. Ganglion: Ganglions are non-cancerous cysts that typically develop near joints or tendons, causing swelling and discomfort. Plastic surgeons may perform aspiration, where the fluid is drawn out with a needle, or surgical excision to remove the ganglion entirely. The choice of treatment depends on the size, location, and symptoms associated with the ganglion.

Here are a few examples of swellings that may require excision:

  1. Cystic Swellings: Cysts are fluid-filled sacs that can develop in different parts of the body. Examples include sebaceous cysts, epidermoid cysts, or ganglions. Plastic surgeons are skilled in the excision of cysts. The surgeon will make an incision, remove the cyst along with its surrounding tissue or capsule, and close the incision. This helps prevent recurrence and alleviate any associated symptoms.

  2. Tumor or Mass Swellings: Swellings that are suspected to be tumors or masses may require excision for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. Plastic surgeons work in collaboration with other specialists, such as oncologists or pathologists, to assess and excise these swellings. The excision may involve removing the entire mass or a sample for further analysis.

  3. Lipomas: Lipomas are benign fatty tumors that form under the skin. Plastic surgeons commonly perform excision of lipomas. The surgeon will make an incision, remove the lipoma, and close the incision. Complete removal is important to prevent recurrence.

  4. Vascular Anomalies: Certain vascular anomalies, such as hemangiomas or lymphatic malformations, can present as swellings. Plastic surgeons with expertise in vascular anomalies may perform excision or other interventions to manage these conditions, aiming to restore normal function and aesthetics.

The excision of these developmental abnormalities is usually performed as outpatient surgery under local or general anesthesia, depending on the specific case. The plastic surgeon will take into account the size, location, and potential impact on function or aesthetics when planning the surgical approach.

After the excision, the surgeon will provide post-operative care instructions, which may include wound care, pain management, and follow-up visits. Scarring can occur but is generally minimal, and the surgeon may provide recommendations for scar management to optimize healing and cosmetic outcomes.

The specific surgical approach for excising a swelling will depend on factors such as the location, size, depth, and characteristics of the swelling, as well as the patient’s overall health and individual circumstances. Plastic surgeons consider both functional and aesthetic outcomes when planning and performing these procedures.

After the excision, the plastic surgeon will provide instructions for post-operative care, including wound care, pain management, and any necessary follow-up visits. Scarring can occur, but the surgeon may provide recommendations for scar management to promote optimal healing and cosmetic results.

If you have a specific swelling that requires excision, it’s important to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon who can evaluate your condition and recommend the most appropriate course of treatment.

Excision of Swelling – Frequently Asked Questions

What are the treatments available at Delight Clinic?

Peels: Azelan Peel, Salicylic Peel, Ferulic Peel, Green Peel, Jessner Peel, Retinol Peel, Black Peel. Q-Switch Laser- Carbon Peel RF-Micro needling (For Acne Scars)

What Food Is Good To Eat To Prevent Acne?

Some skin-friendly food choices include: Whole grains, Legumes, Unprocessed fruits like apricots, blueberries, tomatoes and red grapes. Unprocessed vegetables like carrots, avocado, sweet potato, beetroot, spinach and other dark green and leafy vegetables, Food containing mineral zinc, vitamins A and E and chemicals called antioxidants. Quinoa, Turkey, Fish, Oat milk, Pumpkin seeds.