Excision refers to removal of a skin lesion by completely cutting it out. A common reason why skin lesions are excised is to fully remove suspicious skin growths such as changing moles, or skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma or melanoma. If the cancer is not cut out it may spread to the surrounding skin and to other parts of the body (metastasize).
Other reasons that skin lesions are excised include cosmetic appearance, to remove an inflamed cyst, or lumps and bumps that are painful, ‘get in the way’ or are easily traumatised. Our dermatologist will assess your condition carefully and explain to you prior to the procedure.
(If you are interested in this procedure, please call for consultation with Dr Wong Su-Ni at 6733 3629)