Moles & Other Lesions
The decision to have your Moles, Lipomas or your other lesions removed depends on how irritable or fastidious they are or because of their location they are unattractive or because of a possible cancer concern.
Dr. Gentile uses plastic surgery techniques which minimizes any scar. Almost of all of these removals are performed under local anesthesia and therefore result in no downtime for you.
Split Earlobe Repair
A torn earlobe is very commonly seen with pierce ears. It’s due to either trauma or heavy weighted earrings. The split earlobe can safely be corrected under local anesthesia using delicate plastic surgery principles resulting in no down time for you.
You can re-pierce your ear but you must wait at least 8 weeks following the repair.
A scar especially in the face not only is disfiguring but it is a reminder of having experienced an unpleasant traumatic experience. Scar revision can improve an unattractive scar and help you feel better about yourself.
Because of its location, a facial scar is frequently considered a cosmetic problem, whether or not it is raised.
Scar revision can help with scars that are:
- Raised (hypertrophic or keloid)
- Large and/or plainly visible
- Discolored (hyperpigmented)
In general you must be healthy and a non-smoker. You must also have realistic expectations and understand that scars cannot be completely removed but only improved.
During your consultation Dr. Gentile will evaluate your scar to determine the best approach. Some of the techniques utilized for scar revision are:
- Silicone sheets, gels or creams
- Steroid injections (reduces the redness and flattens the scar)
- Injectable treatments like dermal fillers (best for filling in scar depressions)
- Chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser therapy and skin bleaching to improve skin tone and texture.
- Surgical scar revision which may involve a simple re-excision of the scar or various surgical techniques such as Z-plasty, moving skin around or even moving the scar to make it less visible.
Scar revision is designed to make your scar as smooth and invisible as possible. More than one treatment may be needed to achieve optimal results.