Reparative Surgery

Reparative surgery can include a huge range of different treatments. The overall objective is to repair or improve the appearance of different parts of the body, usually as a result of some kind of accident or the appearance of some kind of growth.

At the Dra. Ana Moreno clinic, we commonly carry out the following reparative surgery treatments in Granada:

Scar Removal

Scars have a well deserved bad reputation. The scarring process can vary so much that during a procedure it can be difficult to know if the final appearance will be acceptable to the patient or not.

There are some variables that can affect the development of a scar:

  • The thickness of the skin
  • The age of the person with the scar
  • If the scar is on any mucous membrane or not
  • If the scar is in an area of tensed skin or not
  • The cleaning of the wound
  • The stitching

Scar removal treatment can be undertaken in many different ways, with the following being the most common:

  • Removing the scar and applying fine or atraumatic stitches
  • Applying z-plasties along the stress line of the scar

The desired result in both cases is the removal of the scar and the improved appearance in this area of the body.

Basal cell tumours

Basal cell tumours are also part of the reparative surgery treatments we offer at our clinic in Granada. Ideally, in these cases we can rely on the collaboration between the plastic surgeon and the dermatologist to offer patients comprehensive care.

Basal cell tumours can come in two types, benign and malignant, both with their own respective reparative surgery treatments.

Among benign basal cell tumours we can find:

  • Cherry angiomas
  • Lipomas
  • Moles
  • Freckles
  • Sebaceous cysts
  • Warts

Reparative surgery for benign basal cell tumours consists of simple treatments, with anaesthesia that is adapted to the needs of each patient.

Among the malignant basal cell tumours are many more varieties, with the most common being:

  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Spindle cell carcinoma
  • Melanoma
  • Sarcoma

In these cases the reparative surgery treatments in Granada aim to remove the basal cell tumour as much as possible, and then reconstruct the affected area.

It is not always possible to identify if basal cell tumours are benign or malignant at first, which is why it is always best to remove them to then carry out an anatomopathological analysis.