Local Skin Growth Removals

Minor Surgeries

Skin growths can not only be bothersome, but they can be aesthetically unpleasing to many patients. While Clinic 360 is a fully equipped for all cosmetic surgical procedures, let the plastic surgeons at The Centre for Minor Surgery help you!

Both Dr. Richard Backstein and Dr. Robert Backstein are board certified plastic surgeons, with years of experience removing benign and cancerous skin lesions. Consultations and procedures are booked in a timely manner to ensure you get adequate care. Contact The Centre for Minor Surgery at (416) 663-9649 to get started.

Services Offered

Earlobe Repair

Whether the tear is from an accident or from wearing heavy earrings, split earlobes can be repaired in a procedure that is under 10 minutes.

Sebaceous Cysts

Sebaceous cysts are formed by a blockage in the sebaceous (oil) glands. Thus they can be found almost anywhere on the body. A combination of antibiotics (if the cyst is infected) along with drainage and/or excision can be done to remove the cyst.


Xanthelasmas are yellow cholesterol deposits, typically located around the eyes. High levels of blood cholesterol usually cause xanthelasmas. Excision can be performed to remove them.


Dermatofibromas are a group of an overgrowth of cells in the dermis layer of the skin. They are usually found on the arms and legs of both men and women and can occur spontaneously. Surgical excision can remove these benign nodules.

Ganglion Cysts

Commonly found on the wrists, ganglion cysts are usually caused by injury or irritation the joint. As a result a fluid filled sac will arise. Surgical excision or fluid aspiration can help with ganglion cysts.


Lipomas are benign fatty masses that can be found on the trunk or extremities of the body. Direct surgical excision can be done to remove them.

Skin Tags

Skin tags are caused by friction of skin or clothing rubbing together, which is why they are usually found in the creases of skin, such as the eyelids, underarms, groin and neck. A simple excision procedure can be done to remove skin tags.


Caused by the HPV (human papilloma virus), warts are contagious lesions that are usually found on the soles of feet, or hands. A combination of “freezing” the warts off with liquid nitrogen, topical medication, and surgical excision can be done to remove a wart.

Skin Cancers

Basal Cell Carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma are all forms of skin cancer. It is important to address any malignant or worrisome lesions.


Keloids are abnormal variations in how the body forms a scar. Genetically, some are prone at developing them, over others. A combination of surgical removal along with steroid injections can help with the appearance of keloids.


Moles are benign lesions that can be found anywhere on the body. They are also referred to as beauty marks and can have various shapes, sizes, and colours. Surgical excision can be done to remove a mole(s).