Skin Cancer Excisions
Excision is the removal of a skin cancer along with some of the healthy skin tissue around it (margin). For this procedure, a local anesthetic is used to numb the area.After the cancerous area is removed, the incision is closed with stitches. If the incision is large, sometimes a skin graft or flap is required.
Depending on their depth, location and color, as well as the patient’s skin type, age and other factors, treatment for benign but unattractive moles or birthmarks may take the form of laser therapy or surgical excision.
Ear Lobe Repairs
Piercing an earlobe puts it at risk to tear. The size, style and weight of an earring can contribute to the stretching of the earlobe opening. The result may be a partially or completely torn earlobe. Repair of a torn earlobe is an in-office procedure using a local anesthetic. Depending on the deformity, reconstruction can take different forms. In all methods, the skin lining the slot is removed creating a raw edge to rebuild. When excess tissue has been lost, however, the procedure is potentially more complicated.
A cyst is non-cancerous, often whitish bump under the skin that often secretes a-smelly pus like substance. They can occur almost anywhere on the face or body but are very common on the head and neck. Simple surgical excision of cysts is curative.
A lipoma is a benign tumor composed of adipose tissue. Small to medium lipomas can be easily removed in the office. Large lipomas or lipomas on cosmetically sensitive area of the body may require more special care to remove.
This involves surgical treatment of ingrown toe nails, nail tumors and infections.