Many patients see Dr. Balikian for lesions on their skin that they are concerned about or would like removed. Often, dermatologists refer patients to Dr. Balikian to close the holes left behind after skin cancer removal. The skin of the face, unlike the skin of the body, is often more tightly adherent to the tissues below it. This requires correction by a doctor trained specifically in these procedures. These same techniques are used for mole removals and other lesions of the face, leaving imperceptible scars.
Dr. Balikian also performs many ear gauge repair procedures and has developed an innovative way of closing a gauge hole while leaving a natural looking earlobe after the procedure. This procedure can be performed under local anesthesia in the office with almost no pain.
As a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who is fellowship trained in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Balikian has extensive training in removing cancers and lesions of the face, and closing the holes left behind, for the best surgical and cosmetic result. During your consultation, Dr. Balikian will take the time to explain all options for removal of lesions as well as discuss the specialized techniques that allow for closure without noticeable scars.
For more information on Facial Reconstruction, please call Balikian Facial Plastic Surgery today at (951) 719-2950 or use our online appointment request form.