Torn earlobes can be safely corrected using surgical repair techniques preformed in the office under local anesthesia. The hole is either completely torn or elongated to the point that an earring will not stay in the hole. The most appropriate technique will be discussed with the patient and depends on the location of injury. Once the earlobe is fully healed the earlobe may be re-pierced.
Moles are often removed because they are deemed “suspicious” or for aesthetic purposes. Moles (nevi) are often removed surgically by excision (cutting), followed by stitches . Typically the excision of the lesion will be performed in a manner which maximizes the cosmetic outcome.
Scar revision surgery is meant to minimize the appearance of a scar or keloid so that it blends into the surrounding skin tone and texture. Although scar revision can provide a more pleasing cosmetic result or improve a scar that has healed poorly, a scar cannot be completely erased.
Treatment of skin cancer may require surgery to remove cancerous growths. Plastic surgeons remove cancerous and other skin lesions using specialized techniques making every effort to minimize scarring and without dramatically altering a patient’s appearance. Often the MOH’s excisional technique is used followed by a plastic surgical reconstruction.