Skins growths or lesions can develop anywhere on the body with some becoming a cosmetic issue, a medical concern or both. According to current estimates, skin cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer in the United States; affecting one in five people over the course of a lifetime.

Our plastic surgeon is trained and experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of benign skin growths, lipomas and subcutaneous cysts, pre-cancerous lesions and forms of skin cancer. Depending upon the diagnosis, extent of the lesion and the cosmetic considerations, our plastic surgeon will remove the benign, pre-cancerous or cancerous growth and perform the needed reconstructive procedures.

Among the many services our office provides are:

  • The removal of benign skin lesions such as simple moles, skin tags, xanthelasma (yellow cholesterol rich deposits) or seborrheic keratosis (dark or light brown raised lesion)
  • The removal of pre-cancerous lesions
  • Excision of Basal & Squamous Cell Carcinomas
  • Removal of Lipomas( subcutaneous & submuscular) and Removal of Subcutaneous Cysts (follicular & sebaceous)
  • Excision of Malignant Melanomas

Based upon such factors as the type of lesion, location, size, depth and if it has been treated before, we’ll formulate a treatment plan to address the specific needs of your case.

Our office also provides education and guidance on protecting yourself from sun damage and skin cancer.