The surgical removal or suspicious skin lesions for cancer is a imperative in a country with a lot of sunshine.
The resulting open wounds are closed using a variety of techniques from simple suturing to skin grafts and local or distal flaps. Plastic surgery provides a complete treatment with acceptable cosmetic results.
The procedures are done under local anesthesia with or without light sedation.
Recovery depends on the extend of the procedure. You can return to your everyday activities from the next day with full recovery within 1-2 weeks. The result will improve gradually during the following 6-8 weeks. Tiny corrections to skin scars might be necessary and could be done at a later stage.
Skin care and sun protection are necessary during recovery.