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Facial Tumors and Cysts

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Our doctors are one of Florida’s finest plastic and reconstructive surgeons specializing in craniofacial and maxillofacial surgery to address congenital and acquired abnormalities of the face, head and neck. She has helped many patients through facial skin cancer removal and reconstruction procedures, and removed many benign epidermoid and pilar cysts with minimal cosmetic impacts. Many of these procedures can be completed right in the office, with the patient receiving only a local anesthetic.

We encourage any patient who has a persistent facial tumor or cyst to seek medical evaluation to ensure that the growth is not cancerous and to learn about options for its successful removal with minimal cosmetic impacts. Call us today at 727.270.9927 or fill out an appointment request form here to arrange for a consultation with our doctors. We look forward to serving you!

Surgical treatments for facial tumors and cysts

  • Excision and closure– Surgical excision simply refers to “cutting out” a particular growth and then closing the wound with stitches.
  • Cryosurgery – This method of removing skin tumors involves freezing of the tissue with liquid nitrogen.
  • Curettage and electrodesiccation– Here, the doctor uses a scraping instrument called a curette to remove the suspicious skin growth and then closes the wound with an electrosurgical unit.
  • Moh’s micrographic surgery– This is an advanced and highly precise procedure for removing skin cancers whereby the doctor removes thin layers of tissue one at a time which are then examined under a microscope while the patient waits. The procedure continues when abnormal cells are found in each subsequent layer of tissue, and ends when no further abnormal cells are discovered. This careful method ensures that all cancer cells are removed while leaving as much healthy tissue as possible intact.