Yes, almost 85% of skin tumors occur in and around the facial area (head and neck). This is also not surprising because skin tumors have a close relationship with exposure to sunlight. Our face is the area most exposed to the influence of the sun. Detailed information about this can be found in the skin tumors section.

Are tumors that develop inside the mouth different from those that develop on the skin?

Yes, the intraoral region has no relationship with the sun’s rays. Tumors that develop in this area are usually related to repetitive trauma (such as poorly fitting dentures), poor oral hygiene (such as rotten teeth), tobacco and smoking habits. These types of tumors can spread quickly if they are not detected and treated in a timely manner.

When should I consult a plastic surgeon?

If any mass that you notice has just formed inside your mouth, if there is a wound and it has not healed within 3 weeks, you should consult a doctor.

Painful sores often appear on my mouth, should I be worried?

Wounds called “aft” in the mouth, which are very sensitive, especially when acidic foods are eaten, but usually heal spontaneously within 7-10 days, are common in some people. It is usually associated with vitamin deficiency and weakening of the immune system. Since these wounds heal on their own, you don’t need to worry about the tumor, but still, a doctor’s assessment will be appropriate.

What can plastic surgery do for tumors of the oral region?

Tumors of this region are closely related to very important structures, both aesthetically and functionally, such as the tongue, cheek, jaw, teeth, palate. Therefore, the work does not end only with removing the tumor. The remaining area should be corrected in such a way as to cause the patient the least loss of function and to affect his image the least. Plastic surgery is not just about the removal of tumors in this area. At the same time, it provides the patient with the opportunity to live with the least problems by making the appropriate repair.

Are there any other tumors that are common in this area?

Salivary gland tumors are also quite common. It is usually in the form of a Decayed and slowly growing mass between the ear and the cheek, under the skin. Most of them are good-natured. Even if this is the case, he needs surgery to prevent them from growing even bigger and to find out if it is malignant.