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Excisional Surgery of Benign Lesions


Excision of skin lesions usually involves the use of relatively superficial structures. It is performed under local anesthesia and seldom entails significant blood loss.

The technique is commonly used by physicians to remove skin and subcutaneous lesions. A properly designed eliptical excision has a length-to-width ratio of 3 to 1 and produces a 30-degree angulation at both corners of the wound. After administration of local anesthetic, the lesion is excised and sutures are used for the closure. The skin edges are brought together during the closure in a special way to improve final scar appearance. Dr. Shvartzman has performed over 90,000 surgical cases and has significant experience producing good cosmetic outcomes.


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