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Skin Excision of Malignant Lesion

Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the UK. Your consultant may advise on surgery should they believe your lesion to be malignant. 

Lesions can consist of warts, skin tags, moles or cysts. Most lesions found on the body are perfectly harmless however on occasions the lesions will be malignant and a surgical procedure required. 

Your consultant at The Sefton Suite will discuss all your options and how the surgery will be performed. 

The lesion will be cut out completely instead of being nipped at the skin level as would be the case for benign lesions. The procedure can be performed under either a local or general anaesthetic dependant upon the area and size. 

The skin will be cut around the lesion with the entire lesion being carefully removed. The cut will then be closed using dissolvable stitches. 

Depending on the area that has been treated will depend on when the patient will be able to return to normal duties. For example if the lesion is under the arm, heavy lifting would not be advised.

Please discuss any questions you have with your consultant on either the procedure or the rehabilitation. Over the counter painkillers can be used should they be necessary. 

This procedure will normally be covered by the medical insurance policy but patients are advised to check with the provider prior to any treatment.

If you are paying for your own treatment all costs will be discussed and explained prior to any treatment taking place. This will be confirmed in writing along with any surgeon fees, anaesthetist fees and hospital charges prior to admission.


The Sefton Suite
Aintree University Hospital
Lower Lane
L9 7AL
Telephone: 0151 330 6551