A complex excision / repair occurs when primary closure of adjacent skin is not possible, so a flap or graft is required to deal with the wound. A “flap” is when tissue is taken from a local surrounding area and moved to where tissue is missing. A flap is required when the area that has lost tissue is too big to bring the edges together. The flap will help a wound to heal much faster and will also reconstruct the area so it is more aesthetically pleasing.

Sometimes, a skin graft may be needed to repair a larger surgical defect. In this instance, some skin is taken from another part of the body (such as behind the ear or from the front of the thigh) and placed in another part of the body where tissue is missing.

Both of the above procedures are performed under local anaesthetic for your comfort within our procedure room at Western Dermatology.

To Make An Appointment

Phone: (03) 9748 4411

Email: admin@westderm.net.au

Fax: (03) 9749 3398

To Make An Appointment


(03) 9748 4411




(03) 9749 3398

Important Information About Your Appointment


A valid referral is required from you GP or other specialist to be able to claim Medicare benefits from your consultation.

A referral is not required to consult with our cosmetic dermal therapist.


A form registering your details, medications and previous medical problems will need to be completed on the day of your appointment prior to your consultation. Please remember to bring a list of current medications with you on the day.


Settling of your fee is required on the day of consultation.

We accept VISA and MasterCard, EFTPOS and cash payments

Significant cosmetic treatments require payment at the time the procedure appointment is made

Failure to keep appointments

Missed appointments will incur a cancellation fee.

Make up / Clothing

Please remember to remove make up for facial concerns (and remember to bring some makeup to reapply after the consultation)

For consultations where a skin check is required, wearing looser clothing may be helpful or alternatively there are patient gowns available for your use

New Appointments

These appointments can only be made for the Werribee and Richmond locations.

In Ballarat only review appointments are offered.

Cosmetic Treatments

Most cosmetic treatments are only offered at our Werribee location.