Dermabrasion is a skin exfoliating procedure that is done to remove damaged outer layers of skin on the face and improves the quality and appearance of the skin. Dermabrasion is also used in treating uneven texture, sun-damaged skin, and acne scars.
Skin grafting refers to transplantation of skin. The tissue that is transplanted is called a skin graft. Skin grafting is usually done to treat extensive wounding and trauma burns.
Lipomas are fatty growths under the skin which are usually painless and slow growing. It is common to have more than one lipomas in various parts of the body and sometimes they are hundreds of them. Small lipomas are not visible but can be felt on touching. Larger ones become visible as a bump. Lipomas are painless and usually harmless. It is rare for them to turn malignant. Lipoma is often removed when it is visible and large. Multiple lipomas can be eliminated in a single sitting under local anaesthesia. The incision is less than 1 cm in size and lipoma is removed completely. Incisions are closed with absorbable stitches. The scar is usually slight and fades away with time.
Mole removal or mole excision is a procedure that involves surgically removing a mole. If the mole is suspicious, then it is removed with a margin of healthy skin and is sent for a biopsy.
Fat can be removed as a liquid in a syringe from one’s body and injected into another part of the body where fullness is needed. Hollow cheeks can be filled, and ageing face can be made to appear youthful by fat injection. Liposuction of fat from abdomen and injection into the face can serve the dual purpose of slimming the waist and rejuvenating the face.