Benign skin lesions are non-cancerous. This does not mean, however, that they should not or need not be surgically removed. They can become large, painful and impair function in certain cases.

If you discover a new lesion, and it changes in appearance over time, it is recommended that you consult your general practitioner or dermatologist for advice. It is always advisable to have these lesions attended to while they are still small, as surgical removal becomes more complex once the lesions have increased in size.

Benign lesions include sebaceous and other cysts, lipomas, neurofibromatosis, seborrheic keratosis or benign nevi (moles). Some are just bothersome, like skin tags and cherry angiomas, dermatofibromas and sebaceous hyperplasia or milia. You might, however, still want these surgically removed.

I will discuss the various reconstructive options with you, based on your specific circumstances. Your safety is essential and will remain the primary concern in reconstructive procedures. Any reconstructive procedure will be tailored to you, considering the best aesthetic outcome, and the impact the reconstruction may have on your lifestyle.