The procedure and techniques will vary depending on the diagnosis.

If the lesion is small a simple removal will be done and the incision closed.

If there are indeterminate cancerous cells under or in the skin we may ask a pathologist for a frozen section examination during your surgery. This will improve the chances of removing everything.

If the area is large or could result in disfigurement a skin flap can be created in the area adjacent and repositioned over the wound using techniques to minimise scarring. Alternatively skin grafting may be necessary; the removal of skin from another part of the body to cover the wound.