Benign lesions are very common. With the appearance of a lump above or just below the skin, benign lesions can include epidermoid cysts, lipomata, skin tags and moles. Often, the excision is simple and can be performed in our office. However if the lesion is large, or on an area with no loose skin, then a graft or flap may be needed. And this may mean a trip to hospital. Either way, I will communicate clearly with you to ensure you are familiar with the process and procedure needed.
Removal of a benign lesion with a simple excision generally takes approximately 15 to 25 minutes and can be done using a local anaesthetic. A biopsy will be done to confirm the benign status of the lesion.
You should be able to return home shortly after the procedure and be able to return to work the following day. The only restrictions may apply if activities will cause a strain on stitches. These types of procedures generally do not cause any issue with daily activities.
We value your time so if the lesion can be removed in your first visit, we will accommodate this. To have a discussion with me, a qualified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in the removal of benign skin lesions and reconstruction, contact us today to book an appointment.