Q – What is a lymphatic malformation?
A lymphatic malformation is a mass that results from the accumulation of excess fluid in the lymphatic vessels. These malformations most commonly appear in the head and neck area but can occur anywhere. They can be superficial or deep.
Q – How are birthmarks treated?
There are a variety of procedures available to treat birthmarks including surgical excision, laser therapy, and steroid therapy. The most appropriate treatment will depend upon the individual birthmark.
Q – Who is the best candidate for birthmark procedures?
Candidates for birthmark treatments are in good physical health and have realistic expectations for the improvement of a birthmark. A private patient consultation with Dr. Buckingham will help to determine the appropriate treatment for your birthmark.
Q – What can I expect during a consultation for a birthmark procedure?
During your consultation for birthmark treatment, Dr. Buckingham will meet with you and perform a complete facial analysis to determine the best procedure to meet your desired results. He will answer any questions that you may have about the birthmark treatment.
Q – Where is the birthmark treatment performed?
Depending on the particular procedure, the birthmark treatment may be performed in the office setting or in an outpatient surgical center.
Q – Is anesthesia used for birthmark treatments?
Some form of anesthesia will likely be used for your birthmark treatment. Laser therapy and surgical incision may be performed with local anesthesia and sedation or with general anesthesia.