Einstein's plastic surgeons are skilled in using the most advanced techniques for effective removal of skin lesions, including moles, cysts, skin tags and warts, with minimal scarring and quick healing.
How Does Lesion Excision Work?
Your plastic surgeon will thoroughly examine your skin lesion and determine the best approach for removal. The goal is to remove the lesion and maintain the integrity of your skin.
You will be seated in a reclining chair under a bright light. The area around the lesion will be numbed and an incision will be made around the lesion to remove the affected skin area. You may feel pressure, pulling or pushing but not pain. Depending on the size of the lesion, you may receive stitches to close the wound. Your surgeon will have the lesion examined for cancer and will advise you of results in a timely manner.
What Can I Expect During and After the Procedure?
Your physician will provide you with detailed information about your procedure, but in general:
- You may experience some temporary soreness, redness, bruising and swelling in the treatment area after the procedure.
- If you have stitches, keep them clean and dry for 48 hours and do not swim or take a tub bath until the stitches are removed.
If the lesion was on your face, avoid bending forward for 24 to 48 hours to discourage bleeding.