Removal of moles, lesions, tags, cysts and blemishes
Multiple benign skin lesions, such as cysts, moles, skin tags, cysts and areas of discolouration may be removed or reduced with minor surgery or laser treatments. All such lesions are always examined carefully to ensure that there is no underlying malignancy (skin cancers, etc).
WHAT ARE MOLES, LESIONS, TAGS, CYSTS AND BLEMISHES?
vessels and at other times by pigment.
I NEVER HAD MOLES OR TAGS AND NOW LOOK AT ME…
may rub on clothing (bra straps, etc).
SHOULD I HAVE MOLES OR TAGS REMOVED?
HOW ARE THESE MOLES AND LESIONS TREATED?
HOW WILL MY SCARS LOOK?
may persist for a few weeks, however.
WHEN SHOULD I HAVE MOLES AND LESIONS REMOVED?
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With a 3-D procedure, there are several layer of sutures, accurately placed to give the lifting, tightening and filling, without leaving any tell-tale pull-lines. Some are slow dissolving sutures, others are more permanent. The skin sutures are generally removed between 7 and 14 days.
Bleeding is not common as we pay close attention to proper hemostasis. On rare occasions, a small hematoma may collect.
Everyone will experience some numbness in the face: this resolves over weeks to months. This occurs because of the dissection of the face. This is not a complication.
Because of the dissection and repositioning of the tissues, it is common for there to be small differences in the smile between the right and left sides: this is usually only noticeable to the patient and to Dr. Patel! It recovers over a few weeks.
All faces have asymmetry and there will be some degree of asymmetry. This is to be expected.
Permanent weakness of nerves and muscles is rare.
The scars are usually very well hidden. However, some patients may have a tendency to cause hypertrophic scarring: in such cases, certain lasers and treatments will help. By-and-large, scars are rarely a problem. With Caucasian skin, pinkness of scars is to be expected for several weeks. With darker skin, some hyperpigmentation may occur.
In the first few days, everyone will experience some degree of dryness and blurry vision. You will also feel that your lids look a little tight on the outer corner where you will also feel some of the deeper sutures if you put your finger there: this is of no concern. The tightness and the bumps under the skin settle over a few weeks.
More serious complications which are very rare include excessive bleeding, hemorrhage and loss of vision.
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Dr. BCK Patel MD, FRCS
Salt Lake City, Utah 84106, USA
(801) 413-3599 (phone/text)
Dr. BCK Patel MD, FRCS
617 E Riverside Dr Suite 101
Saint George, UT 84790, USA