Lesion Removal (Surgical Removal of Moles, Warts, Skin Tags, and Keratosis) – Baton Rouge, LA

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About Lesion Removal

There are various types of lesions, including warts, skin tags, keratosis, and moles. Skin lesions can be raised to create a bump or can lie under the surface of the skin, causing a dark spot. While skin lesions are typically no cause for concern, patients often choose to have them treated for cosmetic reasons or to alleviate the fear of health concerns, like skin irritation or cancer. At Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge, cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. John Williams provides lesion removal. A variety of techniques can be employed for lesion removal, including electrocautery, surgical excision, and shaving. During a consultation at our office in Baton Rouge, LA, Dr. Williams will examine the condition of your skin to decide which technique best fits your situation.

Ideal Candidates

The removal of lesions is ideal for men and women who have one or more moles, warts, skin tags, or keratoses. It can be performed for aesthetic and practical reasons. The best candidates typically:

  • Are suffering from constant skin irritation
  • Wish to rid themselves of a skin lesion
  • Are embarrassed by their lesions
  • Are concerned that their lesions could pose health risks
  • Have a skin lesion in an area that is not easy to conceal, such as the chin, cheeks, hands, or nose

Procedure Technique

Removing lesions is a simple procedure performed with a local anesthetic in our minor procedure room. The technique chosen will be based on the location, depth, and size of the lesion. Certain lesions may be removed easily with an easy shaving procedure or electrocautery treatment while others may require excision for removal. The method that is most ideal for your skin condition will be discussed during your consultation. Despite the approach chosen, Dr. Williams will do his best to leave minimal scarring.

What to Expect

Following your lesion removal, you can expect the treatment area to feel sensitive and uncomfortable. These symptoms are normal and typically begin to fade within a week. Anti-inflammatory medications can be used to minimize pain. If your procedure required sutures, you should be careful not to disturb the stitches and observe all aftercare instructions given to you by Dr. Williams. In most situations, the area will scab and heal in 2 – 3 weeks following the procedure when instructions have been properly followed.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does lesion removal cost?
The cost of lesion removal will depend on the type, size, and location of the blemish. Dr. Williams will create a personalized treatment plan during your consult and from there, he can discuss your out of pocket costs. We also offer payment plans to help make your treatment more affordable.

Does it hurt?
Since some form of anesthesia is used, most patients do not experience any pain during their treatment. After your procedure, you may experience some redness, itching, or soreness, but these symptoms are temporary and can be eased with over-the-counter pain medication.

Will I have a scar?
Since lesion removal often requires some form of surgical or shaving process, it's possible to have a small scar. Dr. Williams will utilize his years of experience to help minimize scarring as much as possible, but it's important to have realistic expectations when undergoing this procedure. 

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Average Cost  
$250 - $2,000
Recovery Time  
1 – 4 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
.5 – 2.5 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
2 Weeks
Procedure Recovery Location  
Outpatient
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Remove Skin Lesions

Lesions of the skin often cause insecurities, as well as irritation. Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge in Baton Rouge, LA can improve the appearance of your skin with a fast and simple skin lesion removal. Contact our practice now to arrange a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Williams for more information about lesion removal. At your consultation, Dr. Williams will speak candidly about your choices to decide which lesion removal technique will benefit you the most.

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