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Facial Lesion Removal

Everything You Need to Know About Facial Lesions

Facial lesion removal at RENATA Facial Cosmetic Surgery

Facial lesions can range from small to fairly noticeable and may sometimes be the cause of certain health concerns. However, Dr. Renata Khelemsky can help address your facial lesions through traditional surgical or minimally invasive treatments, depending on your needs for facial lesion removal in New York City. RENATA Facial Cosmetic Surgery is located in Northern Brooklyn and serves local neighborhoods, including DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Williamsburg, Park Slope, including Queens, and Long Island City.

What is a Facial Lesion?

Learn more about facial lesion removal.

A facial lesion is a mark, growth, or blemish on the face that looks or feels different from the surrounding skin. Lesions may present in the form of birthmarks, moles, skin tags, nodules, bumps, lumps, blisters, warts, and so on. Many lesions are congenital, meaning they are present from birth, while other lesions form due to inflammation and disease.

What is Osteoma?

Osteoma is a benign or non-cancerous growth of bone tissue, commonly occurring on the facial skull bones.

While relatively infrequent in children, individuals in their forties or fifties can be affected. Osteomas are typically painless and small, but larger ones, when they occur, can lead to visible swelling, facial asymmetry, or complications related to nasal or sinus obstruction.

The underlying cause of osteoma is unknown but may be linked to a response to prior injury. Gardner's syndrome, an autosomal dominant disorder associated with polyps of the colon and soft tissue tumors, increases the likelihood of developing multiple osteomas, particularly within the skull.

Diagnosing an osteoma involves a meticulous review of a patient's medical history, a comprehensive physical examination, and occasionally the use of diagnostic imaging techniques such as X-rays or CT scans. These tools are crucial for precisely gauging the size and impact of the osteoma's growth and tailoring an appropriate course of action. The standard approach to treating osteoma typically involves surgical excision, especially in cases with noticeable symptoms and cosmetic concerns. Histological evaluation of the bony tissue that is removed by a pathologist is performed to confirm the diagnosis. After surgical excision, recurrence is rare.

Balancing cosmetic priorities with functional outcomes is crucial. Dr. Renata carefully selects the optimal site for a skin incision to access the osteoma effectively while maximizing camouflage for the best cosmetic outcome. A comprehensive understanding of osteoma is essential for formulating tailored and effective interventions, ensuring optimal care and outcomes for each patient.

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How do I know if Facial Lesion Removal is right for me?

Dedicated skin evaluation and customized skincare recommendations.

When seeking advice about facial lesion removal New York City facial cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Khelemsky, will answer all your questions and provide guidance. Dr. Renata is a double board-certified facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in procedures for the face and neck. During your consultation, she will assess your area(s) of concern and discuss your surgical and non-surgical options. In certain cases, it will be necessary to rule out the possibility of disease and obtain a formal biopsy to make an accurate diagnosis.

A biopsy is a simple procedure in which a sample of tissue is taken from the skin and sent to a Pathologist for review under a microscope. The results of a skin biopsy usually take one to two weeks after processing, and Dr. Renata Khelemsky will review your results as well as your treatment options at a follow-up visit. In other cases, a facial lesion is only cause for cosmetic concern. You are an ideal candidate for facial lesion removal if your lesion makes you self-conscious about your appearance or if you are concerned it may be cancerous.

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“Dr. Khelemsky brings the “art” of medicine to a whole new level. She is a perfectionist that took her time with my procedure. I couldn't be more pleased with my results. My surgery was on a Friday morning, and Dr. Khelemsky came in on both Saturday and Sunday to ensure that I was healing appropriately and my pain was being managed… I can't tell you how pleased I am with the results even now.”

—Facelift patient | RealSelf

“Dr. Renata Khelemsky did an amazing job with my rhinoplasty. In the consultation, she identified what changes would be made to best work for my face and listened to my concerns. I am so happy with the results and would highly recommend her to anyone interested in this procedure.”

—Rhinoplasty patient | RealSelf

“Dr. Khelemsky is an amazing doctor and artist. She did my filler and I am so happy with it. I will recommend her to everyone I know. She explains everything so that you can understand.”

—Dermal filler patient | RealSelf

“Dr. Khelemsky is an outstanding physician... She herself is very calming and makes you feel at ease and confident in the decision you are making. I am overjoyed with the results of my facelift, and would definitely do it again. If someone is thinking about a facelift or any procedure and is apprehensive... Dr. Khelemsky will give you great reassurance… When I look in the mirror, in Zoom, in selfies - I now love my jawline and my whole face in general.”

—Surgical Facelift patient | RealSelf

“Awesome! She was patient and very quick with no pain. She explained everything thoroughly with me and definitely knows her skill set! I trusted her expertise in natural-looking adjustments and it turned out fantastic!”

—Dermal filler patient | RealSelf

“I love coming to see Dr. Kelemsky! She has the patient's best interest in mind and I always feel Dr. Kelemsky addresses what look I am going for and is right on the money. I walk out of the office feeling much more confident than when I came in. I will always trust Dr. Kelemsky and she most definitely has a patient for life. She does both my Botox and lip fillers and both procedures have always been flawless.”

—Lip filler patient | RealSelf

“Dr. Khelemsky did an outstanding job on my nose. She explained everything in detail from the very first consultation. She's professional, caring and her attention to detail makes her the absolute best surgeon! I'm extremely happy with my results and highly recommend her to anyone.”

—Rhinoplasty patient | RealSelf

“I had a wonderful experience from start to finish. She was extremely professional, answered all my questions before my Botox and injectable treatment. There was very little discomfort and hardly any bruising at all. I am thrilled with the results and will use her again for future treatment. I would highly recommend her.”

—Botox patient | RealSelf

“My experience was great! Dr. K is very good at explaining her vision for results with injectable fillers. She is warm and friendly and a delight to chat with. It has been years since I have had a “real” Doctor sit and talk and do an almost painless procedure.”

—Dermal filler patient | RealSelf

“I recently had eyelid surgery performed by Dr. Khelemsky… From the moment I saw her in the surgery center I felt at ease and knew everything was going to be OK. The surgery went well… Referred by my eye doctor, my eyesight is better already. I look forward to recommending my family and friends to Dr. Khelemsky, she has the qualities that everyone seeks out in a true medical professional.”

—Blepharoplasty patient | RealSelf

Facial Lesion Removal Procedure

Your procedure is specific to your treatment plan and the type of lesion being removed.

Most procedures like mole removal are in-office sessions that typically take thirty minutes to one hour. Once the lesion is numbed with a local anesthetic and the skin is cleansed for sterility, Dr. Renata will use one of several methods to excise the lesion depending on the purpose of the removal, where it is located, and whether it is flat or raised.

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Recovery & Results

Most facial lesion removals have a quick recovery and typically have minimal downtime.

Following a facial lesion removal Brooklyn patients will likely require a thin row of sutures, which may dissolve on their own or be removed within five to seven days. While the lesion may be completely removed, the incision will take several months to fully heal and gradually fade into the background of the surrounding skin. Using effective and high-quality skincare, such as sunscreen, is imperative for your overall skin health. Dr. Renata Khelemsky strives to see her patients throughout the year, especially during seasonal changes, to help create the optimal plan for skin nourishment.

At RENATA Facial Cosmetic Surgery, you will also have access to premium facial skincare products with multi-tasking formulas to help you achieve youthful, radiant skin. Dr. Renata offers medical-grade skincare options for patients who may be dealing with skin conditions such as acne, eczema, or hyperpigmentation, as well as cosmetic skincare products for all skin types that may be used daily and throughout the year. Through an in-person consultation, you can customize your personal skincare routine with a selection of in-office services and at-home products to reveal your naturally radiant complexion.

Schedule Your Facial Lesion Removal Consultation Today

Dr. Renata Khelemsky specializes in face and neck procedures.

Facial lesions present in a variety of ways and may be a cause for concern. Lesions that are pigmented, changing in size or shape, symptomatic, or unsightly are important to evaluate with a professional. If you have been bothered by a lesion on your face or neck and are unsure about having it removed, schedule your personalized consultation with Dr. Renata Khelemsky today to learn more about lesion removal.

Our state-of-the-art facial aesthetic clinic is located in DUMBO, Brooklyn, in New York City. We cater to the local areas, including Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Williamsburg, Long Island City, and Cobble Hill, as well as Manhattan and New York City at large.

Dr. Renata Khelemsky is a fellowship-trained and double board-certified facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and a diplomate of the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Renata achieves beautiful and natural transformations by working with her patients' features to accentuate their unique beauty. Each personalized consultation begins with an in-depth analysis of the face, focusing on the multiple layers that determine our unique beauty.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A local anesthetic injection will numb the entire area of your facial lesion, which will help you to remain comfortable during your treatment.

At RENATA Facial Cosmetic Surgery in Brooklyn facial lesion removal is a safe and effective treatment. However, some side effects include minor swelling, bruising, and local tenderness along the incision. Most patients are able to return to their usual activities on the same day. You will receive post-treatment instructions for keeping the incision clean to ensure optimal healing.

Depending on a patient's history and the clinical appearance of a particular facial lesion, Dr. Renata may elect to perform a biopsy before selecting a method of surgical removal. Smaller lesions are often fully removed, and the tissue specimen is sent to a Pathologist to obtain a formal diagnosis. In either case, if the diagnosis is cancerous, Dr. Renata will discuss these results with you in detail. You will learn about your treatment options, and the biopsy report will be sent to your primary care physician for further treatment planning.

Dr. Renata Khelemsky specializes in the reconstruction of complex facial wounds following the surgical removal of skin cancer. Patients undergoing Mohs surgery for skin cancer removal with their dermatologist may elect to consult with a facial reconstructive surgeon to plan their surgical repair. There are many factors you may wish to consider when planning a post-Mohs facial reconstruction, such as the experience and training of the surgeon and whether you desire treatment in an office setting versus an operating room with sedation anesthesia.

Additionally, some patients may need more than one surgery to complete a complex reconstruction. Facial reconstruction is highly technical and demands an approach that balances proper function with cosmetic principles, ensuring that delicate structures such as eyelids, lips, and nostrils do not become distorted in the process. Choosing a double-board certified facial surgical provider like Dr. Renata Khelemsky helps to ensure that you have the best functional as well as cosmetic results.

Some benign facial lesions occasionally come back. The chance of recurrence is very low if your facial lesion is adequately removed. Cancerous facial lesions need proper removal techniques matched to their exact diagnosis to ensure the highest chance of cure.

During your consultation, Dr. Khelemsky will discuss your options and create a customized treatment plan. You will receive the cost of your procedure at this time.

Your medical insurance may cover facial lesion removal if it is deemed medically necessary. Furthermore, skin cancer removal surgery, such as Mohs surgery with your dermatologist, is also likely covered by your medical insurance plan. While our practice does not participate in any insurance plans or programs, including Medicaid or Medicare, we want to make our services accessible. Therefore, financing and payment options may be available through CareCredit and Alphaeon. Dr. Renata Khelemsky and her team will work closely with you to provide a reasonable and affordable treatment plan that addresses your needs. Furthermore, we will provide your insurance information to the appropriate laboratory to ensure coverage of Pathology services for submitted biopsy specimens.

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At RENATA Facial Cosmetic Surgery, patients receive excellent customer service, communication, personal attention, and scheduling flexibility. Located in the historical and breathtaking waterfront neighborhood of DUMBO in Brooklyn, New York, our office serves local neighborhoods including Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Williamsburg, Cobble Hill, Prospect Park, Park Slope, Queens, and Long Island City.

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