A lesion is an abnormal tissue growth, in this case on your ear. If you have a mole or cyst that you find aesthetically unappealing or that has grown or changed recently, we can both remove and biopsy it for you.
Causes of Ear Lesions:
Any growth that can affect the skin can affect the ear. Common lesions include cysts and moles. Some lesions can form due to sun damage. While most lesions are benign, some can be malignant.
Symptoms of Ear Lesions:
Basic symptoms include noticing the lesion appear, grow, or change in shape, as well as discomfort or discharge. If a lesion is painful and not resolving it needs to be biopsied.
This is a minimally invasive procedure performed with local anesthetic in our office.
Recovery time depends on the size and severity of the lesion but there is no downtime. We prescribe medications to control any discomfort and if sutures are placed, they are removed a week later at a follow up in the office.
*Results may vary and are not guaranteed*