Dr. Liu has helped thousands of individuals achieve their cosmetic goals and discover renewed confidence.
Cosmetic lesion removal refers to the removal of skin lumps and bumps. These lesions can be either benign or malignant and may be due to a variety of causes, including:
There are many reasons why patients seek out Dr. Liu for lesion removal. For the majority, the appearance of the lesion does not make them feel confident in their appearance. For others, it may be a lesion that they are concerned about, but with a lesion on the face, want to be sure that the lesion is removed by an experienced plastic surgeon that can minimize any scarring. Dr. Liu is one of the most highly sought after oculofacial plastic surgeons for her ability to obtain clean margins while minimizing any unsightly scarring.
Cosmetic lesion removal is performed on an outpatient basis in Dr. Liu’s office. If you are on a blood thinning medication due to a specific medical condition, you will need to discuss this with Dr. Liu and your primary care physician prior to stopping the medication. Dr. Liu’s staff will review a list of common medications, supplements and vitamins that can cause your blood to be thinner. The patient will receive a small numbing injection to ensure that the patient is comfortable throughout the procedure. Dr. Liu will ensure the area is completely numbed before beginning.
There are numerous techniques that Dr. Liu uses for lesion removal, depending on the type of lesion, size of lesion, and location of the lesion. Because Dr. Liu has such specialized training, she has access to a number of techniques that are not utilized by most other doctors, and she may mix and match these techniques to get the best outcome. The specific techniques that Dr. Liu uses will be selected and discussed with you based on your needs. Smaller lesions may be shaved off or removed with microsurgical scissors and may not require sutures after removal. For larger lesions that do require sutures, Dr. Liu typically tries to hide the incision and uses dissolving sutures that do not need to be removed in the office.