About Surgical Excision
Among the most common treatments for moles, skin cysts, benign skin lesions, and skin cancer is surgical excision. By using this technique, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Justin Martin will remove the lesion lesion. Dr. Martin is specifically trained to repair wounds created by skin lesion removal in all areas of the body, using techniques that minimize scarring and distortion. Call Martin Plastic Surgery in Dothan, AL to set up a private appointment to learn more about surgical excision and if it is right for you.
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"I had a panniculectomy and I’m very pleased with the results. I never had any pain whatsoever with this surgery. Dr. Martin and his staff are very knowledgeable and awesome people. I will use him again if I have any more reconstructive surgery no questions asked he is that good. B. Robinson"- B.M. / Facebook / Jun 10, 2021
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"I could not be happier with Dr. Justin Martin, as well as all the nurses and staff. He truly has a gift. From the initial consultation to the actual surgery and follow ups, this has been the best experience of my life. I have wanted to get my breasts reduced and lifted for a long time but was hesitant because of others I have seen. I looked at Dr. Martin’s work and after meeting with him, I knew that I wanted him to do my surgery. He came highly recommended by several people. The results are amazing and I’m so thrilled with everything. He has truly changed my life. I would recommend him to everyone. I am very thankful for him and everyone in his office."- T.K. / Google / Mar 31, 2021
Anyone with skin cancer or an undesirable skin lesion is a candidate for excision.
Smaller lesions may be removed under local anesthesia in the office, and larger lesions or those that would require more complex wound closure techniques are performed in a hospital setting. The wounds may either be closed primarily or with a skin graft or flap.
What to Expect
The duration of your downtime and recovery depends upon the location and severity of the specific excision, in addition to whether skin grafts or flaps were needed to finish your procedure. Following your procedure, you could experience a burning feeling or general irritation in the region where the cancer was excised. For the first couple of days after the procedure, you're advised to use an over-the-counter medicine like acetaminophen to relieve pain. You should also anticipate some scarring that will be pink initially, but that will lighten with time. Various topical treatments may be applied to help lighten the scar.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 0:20 - 1:00
- Post-op Follow-up
- two weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Skilled Skin Cancer Treatment
Anytime you see a skin lesion that looks strange, you should seek medical care as quickly as possible. The lesion can be cancerous and the earlier it's found, the greater your odds of success.