What is Benign Excision

A benign excision is a surgical procedure where nonmalignant or not cancerous skin growths or skin lesions are removed from various parts of the body such as the arms, legs and trunk. The process will involve the removal of a healthy skin layer in the lesion’s area to make sure that the benign skin growths are treated and won’t grow back again.

Skin lesions are quite common and many of them are benign, having no indications or signs that it will grow to be malignant. The sizes of these lesions will vary and are usually found among elderly people. Most of these skin lesion colors will range from brown to beige or black.

Available Benign Skin Growth Treatment Options

There are different factors that will influence the kind of procedure which is going to be used in order to eliminate any skin growth. The size, location and type of benign growth will all be factored in by your local dermatologist.

If any of these types of benign skin growths are a concern for you, please contact us at Advanced Dermatology today for a personal evaluation of what we can do for you.

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Types of Benign Skin Growth


This is a closed capsule or sac-like structure on the skin that may be filled with liquid, gaseous or semi-solid material. Cysts are caused by several factors including infectious, genetic and other types of causes which can result in different kinds of cysts.


One of the more common non-cancerous benign skin growths, this skin lesion is often associated with older adults. A Keratosis would usually appear light tan, brown or black in color and can be found on the face, chest, back or shoulders of an individual.

Non-Cancerous Moles

These types of moles are benign skin growths that occur whenever pigment cells or melanocytes grow in clusters. The majority of adults usually have 10 to 40 common moles on their bodies.


These are benign tumors that are made of fat tissue and are often soft to the touch, painless and movable. It would often occur just below the skin but can also be found much deeper. Most lipomas would have a size not more than 5 cm and are commonly located on the abdomen, shoulders and upper back.

Skin Tags

These are small, soft and benign skin growths that are often the single most common bump found on the skin of an adult. Skin tags are not harmful to a person but can be annoying to an individual as they tend to occur on the eyelids, groin folds, neck and below the breasts.


These are growths in the skin that are often fairly rough and small. They are caused by the human papillomavirus or HPV which produces an excess amount of keratin which then stimulates rapid cell growth on the outer layer of the skin.


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