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Skin Cancer Surgery

Plastic Surgeon Anca Breahna performs a range of Skin cancer surgery procedures at Cheshire Cosmetic Surgery in Chester UK.

Skin cancer can come in different forms and if its removal is possible, it may require its own treatment technique. This will be determined by the shape and size of the lesion, and where on the body it has appeared. Removing an abnormal lesion will help to determine if the skin cells are cancerous, as well as helping to stop the cancer from spreading.

A surgical excision is most commonly used to remove skin cancer, including: malignant melanoma, basal cell skin cancer and squamous cell skin cancer (pigmented skin lesions). This form of removal often requires an elliptical incision where a cut is made around the outside of the lesion in the shape of an ellipse. This technique ensures a certain amount of skin and tissue that surround the lesion (as well as the lesion itself) can be taken away for testing. Closing the wound may require external and internal sutures, and the scar is likely to be a neat, straight line.

When curettage is used the protruding lesion is effectively ‘shaved’ from the surface. A hot needle will then need to be inserted to destroy any remaining cancerous cells. Other methods, including cryotherapy and skin cancer creams and gels can also be used to attack cancer cells and destroy the lesion.

Addressing skin cancer often requires on-going treatment that involves regular check-ups and monitoring of the condition. Chester Cosmetic Surgery will carry out a thorough assessment if skin cancer is suspected, and will devise a suitable treatment plan accordingly.


Q.  Am I Suitable for Skin Cancer Surgery?

Skin cancer surgery can be performed incases where cancerous or precancerous cells are detected. A surgical procedure may be required if cancer is suspected, and sending the abnormal lesion way for testing will establish if skin cancer has actually formed.

Q. Does Skin Cancer Surgery Hurt?

Skin cancer surgery that means making an incision in the skin will undoubtedly cause some pain and discomfort. A local anaesthetic will help to ensure you don’t feel a thing while the procedure is being carried out, and pain relief in the days that follow will help you to feel more comfortable.

Q. What are the Side Effects or Risks of Skin Cancer Surgery?

Aside from initial swelling and bruising at the site of treatment, there is a small chance of developing an infection. A small scar may be left behind and regular check-ups will be needed to find out if the cancer has spread. It’s important to understand that having skin cancer surgery to remove one lesion will not guarantee it will not develop in another place in the future.

Q. When will I have the results after Skin Cancer Surgery?

The removal of the lesion provides instant results following surgery. However, you may need to wait a few days for the results of histopathological testing, which may determine the need for an on-going treatment plan.


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BCC Skin Cancer Surgery


BCC Skin Cancer Surgery

BCC Skin Cancer Surgery refers to the surgical removal of Basal Cell Carcinomas. The purpose is to remove the entire tumour.

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SCC Skin Cancer Surgery


SCC Skin Cancer Surgery

SCC skin cancer surgery is a medical procedure designed to remove squamous cell carcinomas, a type of skin cancer.

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Lip Lesion Removal


Lip Lesion Removal

Lip lesion removal is a medical procedure conducted by a plastic surgeon, to get rid of lesions on the lips. The type of procedure used largely depends on the type, size, location, and nature of the lesion.

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Melanoma Surgery


Melanoma Surgery

Melanoma surgery is a surgical procedure conducted to treat melanoma. The primary goal of this surgery is to cohompletely remove the cancerous lesion from the skin.

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Skin Graft Surgery


Skin Graft Surgery

Skin graft surgery involves moving skin from one area of your body to another. It's a procedure commonly used to cover areas where skin has been damaged or lost.

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Excision Biopsy


Excision Biopsy

Excision biopsy is a surgical procedure aimed at removing an area of abnormal skin, typically for the purpose of diagnosing or treating skin cancer.

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About Anca Breahna – Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Cheshire Cosmetic Surgery

Ms Anca Breahna, PhD, MSc, FEBOPRAS, FRCS (Plast) is a highly regarded Consultant Plastic Surgeon specialising in the field of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery.

Anca performs a wide range of Hand Surgery and Skin Surgery and Aesthetic Breast, Body and Face Surgery,

Anca Breahna - Female Plastic Surgeon in Chester UK

As one of the very few female Plastic Surgeons in the region, she is able to offer that unique female perspective, with empathy, attention to detail and personalised care. It is Anca’s true dedication and commitment to her field, that sets her aside from her peers. Her extensive surgical training means that you are in safe hands. She is renowned for providing exceptional care, support and helping achieve realistic goals for her patients.

Anca Breahna’s surgical training has been largely undertaken within the United Kingdom. She began a rigorous training programme in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1999, after achieving her medical degree from the University of Bucharest. Miss Breahna attained her PhD degree at the same university in 2007 for her medical research. She then relocated to the UK and has worked Internationally to further extend her qualifications and training.

The team at Cheshire Cosmetic Surgery look forward to meeting you and will treat you with respect, consideration and empathy.

Your Next Steps

Do your Research

  • Please read our website pages and blogs to learn more about your intended procedure.
  • All Surgery has risks and potential complications. Please read more about the risks of your surgery.

Get a Medical Referral before your consultation at Cheshire Cosmetic Surgery

  • A Referral from your Doctor is not essential however it is recommended to have one

Making The Most Of Your Consultation

  • Please arrive slightly early for your in-person consultation with Anca – Car parking is usually available on-site
  • You are welcome to bring a friend or relative to help consider the information and discuss your options
  • Please be aware you may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes
  • Ensure you also take a lot of notes during the consultation and thoroughly read all the documents provided

Want more information before scheduling your consultation?

  • Please call to find out more about availability, pricing and medical payment plans
  • Request more information about the procedure – call us or email us

How to Book your Consultation with Anca Breahna – Plastic Surgeon

  • You can book your consultation with Anca by paying the £150 cosmetic consultation fee when you make your appointment. This fee covers further consultations about the same concern.

Contact Anca’s Secretary

Call Clare on 07538 012918 to arrange your consultation or email us for more information.

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