At A Glance

Price:

From £1250

Expected Results:

Restoration of skin following surgery

Length of Surgery:

up to 60 mins

Anaesthesia:

Local anaesthetic

Recovery:

Usual activities by 1 week

What is this?

Plastic surgery reconstruction refers to the techniques used by plastic surgeons to restore the appearance and function of a body part following the surgical removal of skin cancer.

This specialized procedure is typically performed by a plastic surgeon with expertise in reconstructive techniques.

After the removal of skin cancer, especially when a significant amount of tissue is excised, there may be a noticeable defect or deformity in the area. Plastic surgery reconstruction aims to address these issues and enhance the cosmetic outcome. Various techniques are utilized to rebuild or repair the affected area, tailored to each individual case.

Plastic surgery reconstruction following skin cancer removal not only helps restore physical appearance but also improves function and quality of life for those impacted by skin cancer. It is crucial to communicate your goals and expectations with your surgeon to ensure a personalized and successful reconstruction outcome.

The Consultation

Ahid Abood Plastic Surgery - Your Consultation

During the consultation with a consultant plastic surgeon, the details of the surgery and the type of reconstruction to be used will be discussed. Expectations regarding aftercare requirements, recovery time, and potential appearance outcomes will also be provided. Following the consultation, the procedure can be scheduled to allow time for reflection and any additional questions.

The Procedure

Ahid Abood Plastic Surgery - Procedure

At The Day Clinic, custom-built operating theatres facilitate skin cancer surgery and reconstruction in a stress-free environment. Most skin cancer surgeries are performed under local anesthesia, allowing patients to return home shortly after the procedure. Two common plastic surgery reconstruction techniques used post-skin cancer removal include:

1. Skin Grafting: Involves transferring skin from a donor site to cover the surgical area, promoting healing and coverage of the defect.

2. Local Flap Reconstruction: Utilizes nearby healthy tissue to cover the defect, with various types of local flaps based on adjacent blood supply.

The choice of reconstruction technique is based on factors such as defect size, location, overall health, and surgeon expertise. Our specialized plastic surgeons can determine the most suitable approach for each case.

Aftercare & Results

Ahid Abood Plastic Surgery - Aftercare

Following the procedure, personalized aftercare guidance will be provided by the consultant to ensure optimal results. Instructions on wound care, dressing changes, and pain management will be given. Stitches may be utilized, with removal typically scheduled about one week post-treatment. It is essential to follow instructions for wound care and manage any discomfort with painkillers as advised.

A follow-up appointment may be recommended to monitor healing progress or discuss treatment outcomes. Steps to minimize scar visibility, such as scar massage and sunscreen application, will be advised. Using high SPF sunscreen on the area for about 12 months post-procedure is recommended.

What our patients think

Lisa Buchan
Lisa Buchan
17 April 2023
Dr Abood and his team are amazing, having gone through a breast reduction recently I could not recommend him enough. Not only am I very happy with the results but the aftercare has been amazing. The team are always available to answer questions, help and provide advice. I have already recommended him to several people, if you are considering this surgery I would see him for a consultation.
RC Keay
RC Keay
11 March 2023
I visited Dr Ahid Abood and his team to have a squamous cell carcinoma removed from my nose which was followed by a skin graft. I was quite anxious about this procedure, especially as it involved a prominent part of my face. Dr Abood explained the process, possible side effects and outcome in a calm and informative way. After the procedure l felt relieved, relaxed and very glad to have met Dr Abood and his lovely team. Thank you!
Helen Roberts
Helen Roberts
7 March 2023
The care I had was excellent. All the staff were very good, Claire the nurse was so reassuring. His secretary Justine was so friendly and helpful when I had a query. Mr Abood was superb. He explained what was happening and the work he did was brilliant. I have a really neat scar which has healed well. Thank you one and all.
Deborah Chamberlain-King
Deborah Chamberlain-King
18 February 2023
From the moment I met Mr Abood I was certain that he was the Surgeon I wanted to perform my upper and lower Blepharoplasty operation due to his kind, calm and informative approach. Mr Abood explained the whole process thoroughly and I was always able to ask any questions that I had. I was 100% sure that I wanted this operation but after my initial consultation with Mr Abood I was 200% sure! Correspondence with Mr Abood's Secretary Justine was always a pleasure as she is efficient and understanding. I was so pleased that I was able to meet Justine in person. I chose the Weymouth Street Hospital for my surgery and it was a great choice. I was made to feel totally at ease. ALL of the staff there were so kind and caring but a special shout out to Arden and Suzanna (night nurse). Arden is so kind, caring and an absolute delight. I must also praise the food! Wished I could have stayed longer :) My recovery from surgery has been much faster than I thought it would be but exactly as Mr Abood predicted. After 4 weeks my scars have healed so well and in fact I can see improvement every day. I can now look in the mirror and like what I see already and am excited to see the end result. Thank you Mr Abood and Justine. I would not hesitate to recommend Mr Abood, Justine and The Weymouth Street Hospital. If you are looking for an excellent Surgeon look no further.
Amanda Plimley
Amanda Plimley
9 February 2023
Awesome support from beginning to end. I was nervous about breast reduction surgery and conscious of everything this is entailed. Super pleased to share that Dr Abood and Justine his secretary have made it is easy a process for me as possible. Lots of information and reassurance from the first consult to today, currently four weeks post surgery. I’ve been able to reach out directly with any questions or queries I’ve had along the way and have had answers really quickly! And most importantly I’m happy with my new look, feeling more confident already. Cannot wait for the final results ???? Thank you team Abood!
Lynette Hodge
Lynette Hodge
8 February 2023
I am so grateful to have been referred to Mr Abood for surgery, by my consultant dermatologist who diagnosed a rapidly growing tumour on my leg as a Keratoacanthoma. With the need to have this removed as a matter of urgency, Mr Abood’s wonderful secretary, Justine, clearly went to a great deal of trouble to arrange for me to have surgery within 24 hours. I arrived at The Weymouth hospital where I met Mr Abood for the first time. His warm, gentle manner was so reassuring while he explained the procedure clearly, including the need for a skin graft and put me at ease before I was prepared for surgery. I cannot speak more highly of the whole experience, from Mr Abood and his delightful, caring team of nurses, to the theatre staff, they were all friendly but respectful, filling me with confidence. The care I was given was exceptional and the facilities at this hospital were outstanding. When it was time to have the dressing and stitches removed, Mr Abood did it himself and was so gentle that I didn’t feel a thing. There is no question that Mr Abood is an extremely skilful surgeon who goes ‘above and beyond’ to provide the best possible outcome for his patients. I feel blessed to have been referred to him.
Teodora Nikolova
Teodora Nikolova
24 January 2023
If I can give 10 stars to Mr ABOOD, Justine and the whole team at the Weymouth Hospital I would. I’ve searched for months and had a few consultations before I’ve met Dr. Ahid Abood. He listened all my concerns and answered all of my questions. Very experienced, professional and respectful. I had a mommy makeover surgery ( tummy tuck with 360 liposuction, muscle repair and breast lift with implants) with him and what can I say, this surgeon is magician. Recovery was much easier than I expected. I am extremely happy with my results and I have so much confidence now. Huge shout out to Justine, this woman is a sunshine, so kind and supportive.
Eva Dhliwayo
Eva Dhliwayo
3 October 2022
Dr Abood is a wonderful Surgeon i have ever met. From the start to finish my experience was amazing. He explained everything to me in a very clear manner. He properly informed me about the procedure. His secretary Justine is incredible, very friendly and professional. I am 3 weeks Post Surgery and I have been following Dr Abood's recovery instructions. I feel so good and very happy with the results. I can't thank him enough on how he has changed my life.I am so glad I choose Dr-Abood and would highly recommend to anyone.

Potential Risks

Although surgical excision and plastic surgery reconstruction are generally safe procedures, there are potential risks and complications to consider. These may include:

Infection

There is a risk of infection with any surgical procedure. Signs of infection may include increased pain, redness, swelling, warmth, or discharge from the wound. Infections typically occur around 9 days after the procedure and can often be treated with a one-week course of oral antibiotics. If you have concerns about infection, we are available to assess and advise you accordingly.

Bleeding

Bleeding can occur during or after the removal procedure. In rare cases, excessive bleeding may require medical attention.

Scarring

Scarring is inevitable after any surgery. The extent of scarring varies depending on your individual case and healing process. We make efforts to minimize the appearance of any scarring that may occur.

Nerve Damage

In rare cases, surgical removal procedures for large or deep lesions may result in damage to nearby nerves. This could lead to temporary or permanent numbness or altered sensation in the area.

Recurrence

For certain types of skin lesions, there is a small risk of recurrence. If your surgery involved removing a skin cancer, we recommend annual skin checks with a skin expert to monitor for any signs of recurrence or other skin cancers.

Related FAQs

When can plastic surgery reconstruction be performed following skin cancer removal?

Plastic surgery reconstruction is typically carried out immediately following the removal of the skin cancer as part of the same procedure.

What is the recovery period after plastic surgery reconstruction?

The duration of the recovery process varies based on the complexity of the procedure, your individual healing capacity, and other factors discussed during your consultation with the consultant. It may take several weeks for the surgical site to completely heal. There may be limitations on physical activities during the initial healing stage. Adhering to the postoperative care instructions is crucial for achieving an optimal recovery.

Does plastic surgery reconstruction cause pain?

The reconstruction procedure is conducted under anaesthetic, ensuring a painless experience. After the procedure, once the effects of the local anaesthetic have diminished, you may experience mild discomfort. This discomfort can typically be managed effectively with over-the-counter painkillers such as Paracetamol. Your consultant will provide instructions on how to handle postoperative care.

Does my health insurance include coverage for plastic surgery reconstruction?

In the majority of cases, health insurance plans will cover the expenses related to plastic surgery reconstruction after skin cancer removal. However, coverage is contingent upon the specifics of your insurance policy and should be verified prior to the procedure. If you encounter challenges in understanding your insurance policy, the administrative team at The Day Clinic can provide assistance.

What will my appearance be like after plastic surgery reconstruction?

The objective of plastic surgery reconstruction is to restore the body’s appearance as closely as possible to its pre-surgical excision state. Our reconstructive methods are designed to deliver outstanding cosmetic results and are strategically planned to minimize the visibility of scars. We recognize the importance of addressing significant skin conditions and achieving successful cosmetic reconstruction simultaneously.

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