A simple excision involves removing your skin cancer or lesion and repairing it in a “side to side” fashion. This is performed using local anaesthetic and usually results in a straight scar placed in the direction of skin tension.
The size of your scar will depend on the size of your lesion. Usually the length of the scar is 3 or 4 times the width of the lesion. The number of sutures required is determine by location and size of the lesion. This is a straight forward procedure that is commonly performed in our practice procedure rooms.