What are skin tumors?
Skin tumors refer to abnormal growths or masses that develop in the skin. They can be classified as either benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Benign skin tumors are typically localized and do not spread to other parts of the body. They can include common types such as moles, warts, seborrheic keratoses, and skin tags. On the other hand, malignant skin tumors, or skin cancers, have the potential to invade nearby tissues and metastasize to other organs. For treatments in the Orlando area, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Warner so that he create a custom treatment plan just for you.
How can I determine if I have a skin tumor?
Skin tumors can vary in appearance, texture, and size. It is important to monitor any changes in the skin, such as new growths, changes in color, size, or shape of existing moles, and non-healing sores. If a skin tumor is suspected, it is crucial to consult a healthcare professional for proper diagnosis and treatment. Early detection and intervention can significantly improve outcomes and increase the chances of successful treatment for skin tumors.
How can Florida Eyelid and Cosmetic Surgery help?
Tumor excision and reconstruction are integral components of the treatment for skin tumors, particularly malignant ones. Tumor excision involves surgically removing the tumor along with a margin of healthy tissue to ensure complete removal. The extent of excision depends on the size, type, and location of the tumor. Dr. Warner may send the excised lesion to pathology for testing.
Florida Eyelid and Cosmetic Surgery uses a dedicated dermatopathology lab. Skin cancers are treated using Mohs surgery. Following tumor removal reconstruction techniques are employed to restore the appearance and functionality of the affected area. This may involve various approaches, such as primary closure, skin grafting, or flap reconstruction. Skin grafts involve transplanting healthy skin from one area of the body to the surgical site, while flap reconstruction uses nearby tissue to cover the defect.
These procedures aim to optimize both cosmetic outcomes and functional restoration, ensuring that the treated area heals properly and blends seamlessly with the surrounding skin.
Schedule treatments for skin tumors in Orlando
Tumor excision and reconstruction are tailored to each individual case. Our own Dr. Warner (a board-certified ophthalmologist and surgeon) provides a comprehensive treatment approach that addresses the removal of the tumor, possible pathology, and subsequent restoration of the affected area, promoting healing and improved quality of life for our patients. If you have a skin tumor, please call 407-863-8700 or fill out the form below to request a consultation.