Cosmetic repair depends on the size of the lesion and the surgeon's skill. Generally, the long-term prognosis is quite good. The hospital stay is 2 to 5 days, depending on the extent of surgery. Complete healing takes up to 6 weeks.
Review Date 10/14/2018
Updated by: Michael Lehrer, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.