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.
"Dr. Williams was awesome! I had plastic surgery from a nationally renowned surgeon in Houston and my incision got infected. Dr Williams treated me for the infection which required antibiotics and additional surgery to removed the infected tissue and another surgery to sew me back up. His work was neater and tighter than the first surgeon’s. I returned for more liposuction later and he did a wonderful job! His staff is very friendly and it’s super easy having procedures performed at his office. Everything was first rate!"- T.C. / Google / May 16, 2019
"I can not say enough good things about Dr.Williams and his staff! I was 1st a patient 9 years ago and had a great experience then, when I had to go back recently it reminded me why I chose them to begin with!!! Alex and Brianna are so helpful, caring and professional!"- L.M. / Google / Jul 21, 2020
"Dr. Williams and staff are amazing. Everyone is very professional. Dr. Williams does excellent work and it is obvious how much he cares about his patients."- A.B. / Google / Jul 12, 2020
"Dr. Williams and staff are wonderful. I received Botox and fillers. Dr. Williams explained the whole process throughly and made sure to give me the most natural looking results. I’m so happy with my results and recommend him to all my friends."- B.S. / Google / Jul 01, 2020
"I can not say enough good things about Dr Williams and his entire staff. After losing 140 lbs I begin my search of finding the right Dr to my tummy tuck and breasts lift/ augmentation. I am so glad that in my search I came across Dr Williams. From my consultation to pre op he was very informative and answered all my questions. I scheduled my surgery, the day of surgery I thought I would have been very nervous. Somehow the nerves left when I got there. Even the anesthesiologist was great. The only thing that happened ( I won't say problem cause it wasn't) I had some swelling on my left side come up a week or so into recovery. The after hour people were great and got back with me quickly, and had an appointment to see doc the next day. I could go on and on about the care they give and show to their patients. If you are thinking about having a procedure done I urge you to contact this group of people. The magic he preformed on me..Amazing!!!!A huge shout out to Bri for being awesome!"- C.T. / Google / Jun 11, 2020
Ideal Candidates for Lesion Removal
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
Lesion Removal 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 from a Lesion Removal
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 for Lesion Removal
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.
Plan Your Procedure
- 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
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.