Over the course of our lives, nearly everyone will develop an unsightly lump, bump, blemish, or cyst. In many cases, these resolve without surgical intervention. However, is a smaller number, patients can be left with an unaesthetic mark on their face or neck. (It is important to always remember to consider the possibility of skin cancer as well, and have any long-lasting or suspicious areas examined by a doctor.)

Many of these lumps and bumps are benign skin lesions (such as seborrheic keratoses), skin tags, lipoma, forehead osteoma, or cysts (such as sebaceous cysts, from the oil glands in the skin).

These can be easily biopsied (as needed), shaved, or excised. When considering a lesion in a sensitive area, such as the face or neck, it is important to consider the cosmetic outcome.

Please note that all patients are different and individual healing times and results may vary. The statements regarding procedures and recovery made here are general rules.

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Dr. Evan Ransom is an Ivy League-educated and Ivy League trained Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. He is a Double Board Certified Head and Neck Surgeon and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and fellowship-trained in facial plastic, reconstructive, and laser surgery. His practice is in the San Francisco Bay Area, serving patients from San Francisco, Oakland, Marin County, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, Walnut Creek, the East Bay, and all over Northern California.