Skin Cancer Surgery

There are numerous surgical techniques available to remove a skin cancer. Dr. Kim will examine you and, should you require surgery, he will guide you to the best technique. In a well-trained hand and cosmetically inclined doctor, the results are curative and very cosmetically satisfying.
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Simple Skin Cancer Excision

Elliptical excision is the simplest form of skin surgery. It involves removing the skin lesion and directly closing the wound.

It is often used on the flat surface.

This Pigmented skin lesion was highly suspicious of melanoma. In this case, a simple biopsy is not recommended due to inherent sampling error. When a lesion is highly suspicious of melanoma, it needs to be removed in entirety for histological examination

Ellipse is drawn around the skin lesion

The skin lesion is removed in entirety

Because there is a big gap, deep sutures (internal and dissolving) were used to take the tension away from the skin edges. I call this “internal fixation”

External suturing precisely approximate the wound edges. small tiny and tension free external suturing is key to producing a cosmetically satisfying scar

Skin cancer of the neck

BCC of the neck

Surgical defect following elliptical excision

Following internal and external fixation

Big Cyst of the back

This was a very large chronic cyst of the back. It is anticipated that there will be loose skin on top because of chronically stretched skin

After removing the cyst and loose skin using elliptical skin excision

After internal and external fixation sutures

S-Plasty

S-plasty is a surgical technique that can be used on a curved body surface.

For an effective and bulk billed skin cancer treatment, please contact us

Big Cyst of the back

This was a very large chronic cyst of the back. It is anticipated that there will be loose skin on top because of chronically stretched skin

After removing the cyst and loose skin using elliptical skin excision

After internal and external fixation sutures