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Skin Surgery Scotland

Private Skin Cancer Removal

Leading Skin Cancer Removal in Edinburgh with Quaba…

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Plastic surgeons are usually asked to treat skin cancers in cosmetically sensitive areas or when more complex reconstruction is required.

Call us in confidence on 0131 346 0020 to discuss the options

We are often asked to see patients with skin cancer by our dermatology colleagues or by GPs. We can offer surgical removal of skin cancers such as Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Melanoma. The aim is to remove the tumour completely while minimising the functional and cosmetic outcomes. We are also well equipped to deal with any reconstruction that may be required such as skin grafts or local flaps.

We are fee assured with the major insurance providers.

Find out more about skin cancer removal below…

As Plastic Surgeons, we have huge experience in the treatment and management of patients with skin cancer.

Most of our patients are referred to us by their general practitioners or by our dermatology colleagues. You may have already had a small biopsy confirming that you have skin cancer. The remaining growth will then need to be removed.

There are different types of skin cancer that pose different risks. The common types of cancer are:

  1. Basal cell carcinoma – most common type – slow growing – cannot spread to other parts of the body
  2. Squamous cell carcinoma – can grow quickly and have the capacity to spread to other parts of the body
  3. Malignant melanoma – usually present as dark moles – least common but can spread to other parts of the body

We will be able to provide you with detailed information about different skin cancers and the risks they pose. The majority of skin cancers are cured by simple removal. You may require reconstruction with a skin graft or by rearranging skin around the defect (local flap). You may require further investigations such as scans.

The priority is always to ensure complete removal of the skin cancer whilst limiting the functional and cosmetic impact removal may have.

The risks of minor skin surgery include bleeding, infection, delayed wound healing, permanent scarring (of variable quality) and the risk of recurrence of the lesion.

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You will be given instructions on how to look after your wounds. You may be given an antibiotic ointment to apply to the wounds.

Before you leave, a follow-up appointment will be made for you to return in 5-10 days to have your wound checked and for any stitches to be removed.

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If you have dressings over your wounds then you will be told if they are shower proof or not.

Your wound may be left open (without a dressing) and you may be given an antibiotic ointment to apply 2-3 a day. If this is the case you can shower and bath to keep your wounds clean.

From £750 or through your insurance company


Skin Cancer Treatment

Type of Anaesthetic


Length of Surgery

30-60 minutes

Time in Hospital



Few days off work, 4-6 weeks before strenuous exercise

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Integrity and attention to detail are our key elements for the provision of successful cosmetic surgery

Your care is led by Consultant Plastic Surgeons and is Hospital-Based.

Call us in confidence on 0131 342 0020 to discuss the options

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“My Awf Quaba is a genius. Post initial surgery, and a second visit, with Mr Quaba’s understanding and compassion his expertise allowed me to achieve the results I wanted. Mr Quaba’s brilliance, being, a total perfectionist and gifted surgeon he has changed my life.! He has a great sense of humour and made me feel like I’d made a new friend as well as surgeon. I totally recommend contacting Mr Awf Quaba you will not be disappointed with the results he can achieve.”

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