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Skin lesion removal and repair

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Dr. Carranza is an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon.

Skin lesions, or growths, are a very common complaint for many people. You can be born with them, or they may gradually appear during your lifetime. Wether the growth has become too large, bothersome or uncomfortable, or there is the risk of the lesion becoming cancerous, there are many different reasons why a patient would want to have a lesion removed.

Depending on the size and type of lesion, the doctor may be able to remove the growth during a routine visit, or an operating room will be needed. Be it by a simple excision, a biopsy, or laser surgery, most of the procedures are fast, averaging between 5 to 20 minutes to finish, and are straightforward enough that you will not require more than a bit of medicine to numb the area, and in most cases the patient can be awake for the whole process.