What is Lesion Removal?
Skin lesions are any type of abnormal growth that develops on the surface of the skin. They may be benign, pre-cancerous or malignant and need to be properly diagnosed so they can be effectively managed and treated. Lesion removal involves a variety of techniques to eliminate the lesion so that it can be evaluated and treatment can be determined. Although lesions may be first noted or diagnosed by a primary care physician, an experienced plastic surgeon can remove the mark with minimal trauma to surrounding tissue and the best possible aesthetic result.
Choosing a Surgeon for Your Lesion Removal
As a board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Daines is uniquely qualified to perform lesion removal with minimal scarring afterward. By using a variety of techniques, Dr. Daines can tailor your procedure to your specific needs and the best possible outcome. Once a lesion is removed, a biopsy is usually recommended to accurately identify the lesion and determine whether any further treatment is required. Dr. Daines commonly treats patients for lesions such as moles, lipomas, cysts, as well as basal cell carcinomas, squamous cells carcinomas, and some forms of melanoma.
Lesion removal can be performed in a variety of ways, but the most common technique used is surgical excision. This procedure, which is typically performed under local anesthetic allows for full removal of the lesion with a single incision and very small sutures. This technique ensures minimal visible scarring after the procedure, which is particularly important to patients having lesions removed from visible areas like the face and neck.
Recovery from lesion removal is generally minimal. You may be sore for a few days after the procedure, but this can usually be managed effectively with oral pain medications. Most patients return within a week for removal of the sutures and to evaluate how well the incision is healing. In rare cases, revision procedures may be required later on to address scarring and create an enhanced aesthetic result.
Lesion removal is a procedure that is best handled by a plastic surgeon, particularly if the lesion is located on a visible area like the face. To learn more about lesion removal, contact Daines Plastic Surgery at 949-397-6499.
*Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Steven M Daines has written information about Lesion Removal that has been carefully reviewed. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us using our form.
I had a cyst under my skin on my face, and I was worried about keloid scarring after getting it removed. I chose Dr. Daines to do the procedure and no keloid scarring! The 3 surgeons I consulted did not provide the same amount of knowledge as Dr. Daines. He has a great follow-up procedure and makes sure that his patients are happy long after the surgery is completed. I would definitely go back! – Arthur Y.