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Melanoma Skin Cancer – Treatment

In most cases, the surgery for thin melanomas can be done right here at our office as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia. Stitches (sutures) remain in place for one to two weeks, and most patients are advised to avoid heavy exercise during this time. Scars are usually small and improve over time.

Discolorations and areas that are depressed or raised following the surgery can be concealed with cosmetics specially formulated to provide camouflage. If the melanoma is larger and requires more extensive surgery. You will need to consult with one of our doctors regarding options for reconstruction if that becomes necessary.