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.
"Dr. Martin and his staff are absolutely incredible! The office staff are very friendly, and they remember who you are (which goes such a long way with me). Dr. Martin himself, is very honest and takes the time to explain procedures and why he may suggest something different. I got the tummy tuck, lipo to flanks and breast augmentation, all of it had turned out so well (I’m only 2 weeks post op), and so far it has been a great journey. I could not recommend Dr. Martin or his office enough! You won’t be disappointed!"- A.D. / Google / Dec 02, 2022
"Dr Martin is incredible! He does an amazing job! Very kind compassionate and caring! I had a wonderful experience there from the time you walk in till the time you leave you are treated with great dignity and and compassion ! I highly recommend Dr Martin. He did a fantastic job with my surgical needs and I could not be more proud of my results!"- A.E. / Facebook / Oct 19, 2022
"Best of the best - he took my self esteem from a 2 to a 10 - Dr Martin and his staff are amazing. He took my self esteem from a 2 to a 10! I had a tummy tuck in 01/2021 and breast lift with implants 01/2022! You will not find a better doctor! He is very knowledgeable and gave me a body I use to dream about having. "- S. / RealSelf / Sep 06, 2022
"Excellent experience from start to finish. Beyond pleased with my results. The staff has been excellent and helpful throughout the process. Dr. Martin is thorough and explains everything well. I appreciate is honesty and candor. Overall very professional and rewarding experience."- R.T. / Google / Aug 25, 2022
"Dr.Martin and everyone in his office was absolutely amazing in every way . I was very happy with my results"- J.R. / Google / Aug 19, 2022
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.