Koch Facial Plastic Surgery
R. James Koch, M.D.
Facial Plastic Surgeon located in San Mateo, CA
If you have a benign lesion or non-cancerous skin growth that looks unsightly, and you’d like it removed, turn to Koch Facial Plastic Surgery in San Mateo, California. R. James Koch, MD, offers excision of benign lesions to remove moles and other skin growths on your face with minimal scarring. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.
Excision of Benign Lesions Q & A
What are benign lesions?
Benign lesions are skin growths that aren’t cancerous, but they might look abnormal or unsightly. While not a cause for concern, benign lesions might make you feel self-conscious. Dr. Koch can remove them using innovative methods that reduce scarring and give you the smooth, healthy-looking skin you deserve.
What is the excision of benign lesions?
During excision of benign lesions, Dr. Koch uses a scalpel or punch tool to get rid of abnormal-looking skin lesions on your face, including:
- Skin tags
- Non-cancerous tumors
Lesions might be flat, raised, circular, or irregular-shaped. They can appear as hairy, skin-colored, red, brown, black, white, tan, or more than one color.
Some lesions are cancerous, especially those that change color or shape, which is why it’s important to have a specialist evaluate them. If your specialist finds the lesion is benign, and you simply want it removed for aesthetics or comfort, Dr. Koch does so with expert care.
Is excision of benign lesions right for me?
To find out if you’re a candidate for excision, Dr. Koch reviews your medical history and examines the location of the benign lesions. He discusses your desired outcome and lets you know what to expect during the procedure before personalizing a treatment that best fits your needs.
What happens during the procedure?
Right before the excision of benign lesions, Dr. Koch numbs the treatment area to make sure you avoid discomfort. He makes a tiny incision to remove the entire lesion.
Dr. Koch uses a variety of methods to close the incision to ensure minimal scarring. He might use stitches, local skin flaps, or skin grafts to repair larger wounds. There’s no downtime after the excision of benign lesions, so you can resume a normal daily routine afterward.
What should I expect after the excision of benign lesions?
After the excision of benign lesions, you can expect some tenderness, swelling, or redness while the affected tissues heal. Dr. Koch removes stitches during follow-up visits when needed. Apply ointment to the area if he recommends it, keep healing wounds clean, and protect your skin from the sun. Over time, as the treatment area heals, you can expect scars to fade away.
Don’t live with unsightly or embarrassing facial lesions when you don’t have to. Schedule a consultation with Koch Facial Plastic Surgery by phone or online today to find out if the excision of benign lesions is right for you.