Naevi (moles), skin tags, cysts… These lesions can be removed under local anesthesia to improve appearance. Specimens are analyzed by a pathologist to guarantee patient safety.

Indications for Excisions

Dr Thibaudeau can address any unsightly lesion of the face, ears, or neck. Please bear in mind that although specimens are analyzed by a pathologist to ensure your safety, suspicious lesions and skin cancers should be treated in a hospital setting.


Excisions are removed under local anesthesia at the Place Versailles clinic.

The consultation to determine if you are a candidate for the procedure can be done by Dr Thibaudeau in the context of an appointment. Alternatively, you may send pictures to our clinic staff (see contact page) and book an appointment for your procedure directly. Dr Thibaudeau will still take time with you before the intervention to review the risks and benefits of the intervention, as well as post-operative care instructions, before performing the procedure.


At the time of intervention, the surgical area will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.

Lidocaine will be injected to provide local anesthesia.

The surgery time will vary according to the complexity of the excision (each case is different!) but is generally under 60 minutes for in-office procedures.

The wound is closed with resorbable or permanent sutures, depending on each case. If permanent sutures are used, they will be removed after seven days.


Like any surgery, the excision of a benign lesion presents the universal (but minimal) risks of scarring, bleeding and bruising, infection, and pain (temporary or rarely permanent).

The main risk of any aesthetic surgery is to be dissatisfied with the results. This is risk is minimized by a thorough analysis of your desires and expectations by Dr Thibaudeau prior to the surgery. Tissues heal differently from one patient to the next, and this cannot, unfortunately, be controlled by the surgeon. There is always a risk that individuals will heal in a way that produces asymmetries or abnormal scarring that may require corrections.


The surgery time will vary according to the complexity of the excision (each case is different!), but is generally under 60 minutes for in-office procedures.

Popular Questions

The surgery is painless as it is performed under local anesthesia. A mild sedative may be administered to help with anxiety if you need it.
You may drive immediately after your surgery if you haven’t received a sedative.
Water should be avoided on the wound for the first two days, so cover your wounds with waterproof dressings while showering during that time.

The wound should be kept clean.

An antibiotic ointment such as Polysporin can be applied to the wound twice a day until sutures are dissolved or removed.

Water on the wound should be avoided for 5 days; After that time, you can shower and bathe normally, but should avoid swimming or prolonged soaking for 2 weeks.

The scar should be protected from sun exposure for a year to avoid hyperpigmentation.

Sutures will be removed at your first follow-up appointment, seven days after your surgery.

You may return to work on the same day as the intervention.


Treatment Price
Excision of benign lesions Starting price is $495 + taxes for simple excisions