Skin Surgery

We want you to feel comfortable in your skin. And safe in our hands.

In order to offer you outpatient procedures according to the necessary hygienic standards, our operating room is equipped with a state-of-the-art sluice system. We guarantee diagnostic certainty by sending every skin sample to a specialist histopathological laboratory to have it examined for fine tissue.

Through cooperation with plastic surgeons, we also offer more complex reconstruction after larger incisions, upper eyelid lifting and liposuction. Here, too, we guarantee the highest level of performance.

Your questions. Our answers.

What surgical procedures do we offer?

Our surgery procedures:

  • The removal of benign and malignant skin growths
  • The removal of disturbing skin growths, such as seborrhoeic keratoses, fibromas, atheromas (sebaceous cysts), lipomas, moles and atypical pigmented moles (congenital melanocytic naevus)
  • Scar corrections
What kind of anesthesia is used?

We use Mepivacain/Meaverin and Prilocain/Xylonest for procedures under local anaesthetic.

How is the skin sutured and must the stitches be removed?

Stitches do not need to be removed for subcutaneous suturing with PDS sutures, and only the staple plasters are removed later. Extracutaneously sutured Ethilon threads must be removed. The skin is sutured subcutaneously with absorbable suture material (PDS threads). This enables high-quality cosmetic results and the risk of the suture reopening is considerably reduced.

The stabilising sutures placed under the skin also fulfill a protective function beyond the approximately six-month absorption period, even if the area becomes stressed. In the case of larger scars, a ‘single button technique’ can also be used to provide additional support. These stitches are removed after two weeks.

Can I drive, work or go to school after surgery?

If there is no dizziness and blood circulation is stable, there is no reason you shouldn’t drive a car after an outpatient procedure under local anaesthetic. Depending on the size of the removed skin growth or the level of intraoperative bleeding as well as the individual pain threshold, it may be advisable to take it more easy afterwards. In general, however, there is no reason not to resume work or attend school.

What should be considered after an outpatient procedure?

Immediately after the operation, small adhesive plasters are applied to the scar. In this way, the wound edges heal perfectly and the scar gains additional stability. A pressure bandage can be removed after 24 hours. The adhesive plasters should remain on the wound for the next two weeks and should be protected from water with shower plasters. Sauna and swimming pool visits are not recommended for at least two weeks. Paracetamol or ibuprofen can help with pain, while aspirin should be avoided due to an increased risk of post-bleeding.

When can I start exercising again?

Sport should be avoided for two weeks. However, there is no reason not to cycle for short distances.

Our expert for skin surgery

Dr. med. Anna Brandenburg

Make a non-binding enquiry via our contact form, call us on 040 – 46 77 46 27 or book an appointment directly online. We look forward to hearing from you.