MBBS FRACS • Upper Gastrointestinal, Advanced Laparoscopic and General Surgery • Perth, Western Australia

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Excision of Skin Lesions

There are a number of skin lesions that require surgical removal.

Amongst the commonest lesions include:
  • Sebaceous cyst
  • Lipoma
  • Moles
  • Skin cancer.

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Sebaceous cyst
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Skin cancer

Skin Cancers

The commonest type of skin cancers include:
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)
  • Melanoma.
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Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)
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Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)


Each lesion needs to be excised based on its pathophysiology.

The principal behind the excision is for complete excision of the lesion.

For lesions such as sebaceous cysts and lipomas, they are excised completely including the capsule surrounding the lesion.

For the skin cancers, the excision will include a surrounding margin of normal tissue.

Surgical steps

Each lesion is marked preoperatively.

The incision will be placed (if possible) in the skin crease to ensure the best cosmetic result.

Once the lesion is removed, the wound is closed with multiple layers of sutures.


These procedures typically are done as day procedures—which means that patients will be admitted, operated on and be discharged all in the same day.

Patients will be discharged with a script for some analgesia and instruction for management of the dressing.

The Postoperative Care Consultant will be in contact in a few days after your discharge.
Clinical Associate Professor Hairul Ahmad MBBS FRACS
Upper Gastrointestinal, Advanced Laparoscopic and General Surgery
Perth, Western Australia
Practice Details

Suite 12, Waikiki Specialist Centre,
221 Willmott Drive, Waikiki WA 6169

Please call (08) 9592 2298 for an appointment.
Fax: (08) 6314 1524
or email us

Office hours

9am–4pm Monday to Friday

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