Lesion Removal

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esion removal is a procedure that’s used to remove warts, moles, skin tags, and other abnormal growths for cosmetic or medical reasons. Ideal candidates for lesion removal should healthy non-smoking individuals who either want an abnormal growth removed for cosmetic reasons, or want to determine if an abnormal growth is cancerous.

The Procedure

You may be a good candidate for lesion removal if you have an unwanted growth on your skin that you’d like removed. The type of lesion removal procedure you’ll undergo depends on your goals. For example, removing a skin tag for cosmetic reasons may be as simple as numbing the area and using a surgical scalpel to cut off the growth. If you have a precancerous mole, more intricate surgery will be performed to remove all cancerous tissues. A local anesthetic is used to numb the area, which prevents the patient from feeling any pain or discomfort. Most lesion removal procedures take less than 30 minutes to perform.

Surgery is not the only treatment that may be helpful. Freezing, laser, chemical peeling, and other non-surgical therapies are available depending on the type of lesion present. At your consultation, we will do our best to recommend what will get the best outcome for you.

If you’re interested in learning more about Lesion Removal, please contact Awaken Aesthetics to set up a consultation by calling (310) 791-2233 or by completing the form on this page. Awaken Aesthetics serves the Torrance & South Bay, CA areas.

Lesion Removal Details

Surgery details

Removed with scissors, scalpel, and/or laser/energy device

Length of procedures

5-45 minutes depending on the location/complexity

Anesthesia

Local anesthesia typically adequate

What is the recovery process like?

Majority of swelling and bruising resolved in 1-2 weeks, with normal mild swelling that can take up to 3 months to resolve. Area of removal usually slightly red for at least 4 weeks

How soon can I return to work?

Most patients can resume non-physical work in 2-3 days

How soon can I return to my regular exercise routine?

No lifting more than 20 pounds, and avoid bending/straining for 1 week

Will follow up appointments be necessary?

Usually the day after surgery, and then 1,4, and 12 weeks after surgery

Length of consultation

30-45 minutes and complementary

The Recovery

Once your lesion has been removed, you should expect to keep it clean and covered for the first week. If your lesion removal involved stitches, they’ll typically be removed within the first two weeks after the procedure.

If you’re interested in learning more about Lesion Removal, please contact Awaken Aesthetics to set up a consultation by calling (310) 791-2233 or by completing the form on this page. Awaken Aesthetics serves the Torrance & South Bay, CA areas.

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