Removing Moles, Cysts, and Lipomas

Many individuals are bothered by moles, cysts, lipomas, and other skin and soft tissue problems. Dr. Hutchinson often removes these lesions using only local anesthesia during a convenient in office procedure. She will precisely surgically excise the affected area and close the wound so that the resultant scar is as discreet as possible once healed.

Mole Removal

Moles are typically benign skin lesions that may be raised or pigmented and can appear anywhere on the body. Whether your mole is a concern for cancer or is simply unwanted for aesthetic reasons, Dr. Hutchinson can remove it for you in an in-office procedure. Moles are sent to pathology for microscopic analysis and to provide an exact diagnosis.

Cyst Removal

Cysts are mostly benign lumps that can develop nearly anywhere on the skin. They are small “sacs” that can be filled with fluid or keratin. To remove a cyst, Dr. Hutchinson will create an incision and excise the cyst completely. Patients can return home after surgical excision of the cyst and are usually seen in the office for suture removal within a week.  

Lipoma Removal

A lipoma is a benign tumor composed of fatty tissue. Dr. Hutchinson will create an incision in the skin so that she can access the lipoma and surgically excise it completely. Most lipomas are superficial, but some are located deeper within the muscle layers. After administering local anesthesia, Dr. Hutchinson will remove the lipoma and then close the incision. The lipoma specimen will be sent for pathology lab analysis and final diagnosis. You can expect to have some bruising, swelling, and mild discomfort in the treated area, but you’ll be able to go home immediately after the procedure. For larger lesions, surgery may be performed in the operating room and require sedation anesthesia for patient comfort.

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Why Choose Dr. Hutchinson?

Olivia Hutchinson, MD brings a rare level of honesty, knowledge, experience, skill, and excellent judgment to every patient she sees. As a board certified aesthetic plastic surgeon, Dr. Hutchinson upholds the highest standards of quality and care at her Manhattan practice. Delivering superb results to patients from NYC and all over the world for over two decades, she provides patients with the safest and best experience possible.

Dr. Hutchinson is exceptionally detail oriented, provides the highest level of caring for each individual patient, and offers outstanding concierge services for maximum privacy and convenience.

If you’re interested in Dr. Hutchinson’s excision procedures, please book your consultation. Contact us online or call us at (212) 452-1400.

What Patients are Saying

"My experience with Dr. Hutchinson and her staff was excellent. Everyone was communicative, professional, and courteous. The office was COVID compliant and super clean. I had a mole removed from my nose and I barely have a scar. Dr. Hutchinson also removed a cyst from my leg and that is healing nicely as well. I am so thrilled with the results! Thank you!"

Margaret P.

"I had a mole removed back in Nov or Dec of last year and had really incredible results. The whole process was much simpler than I expected. I came in for a consult and was able to have the mole removed same day. I wasn’t pressured into it or anything. I came back for a few follow ups (I was never charged to see the doctor for them) and never had to wait to see Dr. Hutchinson. I highly recommend this skilled and friendly plastic surgeon."

Jillian J.

"I went to Dr Hutchinson to have six moles removed. I am a physician and so I’m very critical of other physicians and this person is outstanding. First, it was easy to make an appointment. Second, her office is easy to locate and is clean, modern and elegant. Third, the office staff are professional and courteous. Next, Dr Hutchinson had an outstanding bedside manner, was thorough, kind and did an outstanding job. I am so pleased that I chose Dr Hutchinson and highly recommend her with any plastic surgery procedure."

JoAn M.

"I came in for a lipoma removal on my shoulder. Dr. Hutchinson was recommended to me by another doctor who said she was the best and that she was amazing at making sure the scar would be minimal or barely visible. The whole experience was easy. Dr. Hutchinson is kind, funny, and graceful. The surgery went smoothly. I feel great. I have never left a review in my life, but I felt compelled to let other patients know because choosing and trusting a doctor is not easy."

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