Abnormal skin growths are very common and we can offer you both surgical and non-surgical treatment of these.
Our surgeons at Wellington Plastic Surgery Institute are Affiliated Providers to Southern Cross Health Society for skin lesion and skin cancer surgery under both local and general anaesthetic.
There are two main types of skin lesion (growth):
- benign (non-cancerous) growths such as moles, cysts, warts, and skin tags
- malignant (cancerous) growths such as carcinomas and melanomas
Moles, cysts, warts, and skin tags can be unsightly or cause you discomfort when they are knocked or rubbed. You can have them surgically removed to stop them growing or causing discomfort or to improve your appearance.
Basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas are generally slow growing and unlikely to spread to other parts of the body. They can however invade the tissues around them, causing pain and bleeding, and can be unsightly. Rarely squamous cell cancers can spread to other parts of the body including lymph nodes
Melanoma is a serious skin cancer that can spread to other parts of the body and if advanced can be a threat to your life. You need to have melanomas removed urgently.