Khloe Kardashian’s Plastic Surgeon Details Her Tumor Removal Procedure: ‘Amazed at How Brave She Was’
Khloe Kardashian revealed earlier this week that she recently had a tumor removed from her face, and now her plastic surgeon, Dr. Garth Fisher, is detailing the procedure.
Dr. Fisher told Fox News Digital that the process with Kardashian was very quick, from the time she called him to the time the procedure actually took place. According to him, she called him to ask what she should do, and three days later he removed the tumor from her face.
Although he couldn’t go into detail about Kardashian’s procedure due to laws that protect patient privacy, he was able to share his thought process throughout the experience and why he was impressed with her.
“She had something on the side of her cheek that she had just touched, didn’t really know what it was and wasn’t paying attention to it,” Dr Fisher said. “Then she went to do a biopsy of that, and the biopsy showed it was really dangerous. Potentially something could be fatal, and sure enough, that caught her attention.”
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According to Dr. Fisher, after hearing it was life-threatening, she called him and took his advice to get a second opinion. Once the diagnosis was confirmed, they moved forward with the decision to go ahead with the surgery.
“I had to make big margins out of it, what I’m going to tell you, to take something off the middle of somebody’s cheek, whoever it is, it’s not a comfortable thing to do,” he said. he explained. “What she had to do was a big…cut. I was amazed at how mature and brave she was.”
Dr. Fisher was impressed that Kardashian never asked what her face would look like post-surgery, and while he was nervous about potential scarring, she didn’t seem to care too much, which is why he “really respect her”. “
As for his prognosis, Dr. Fisher is confident he’s managed to squeeze out enough of the tumor where he thinks Kardashian is safe at this time, but he also said “if it comes back like anything else, (he) might have to cut out more.”
The recovery process, while simple, could take longer than ideal, in terms of waiting for the incision to heal.
“It takes months and months and months for things to heal, sometimes six months, sometimes a year and a half,” he said. “It just has to go through this whole staircase of events, but I would say she’s going to try and protect that as she heals for the next 4-6 months, something like that.”
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Although he’s confident that this particular tumor has been taken care of and there isn’t much of a recovery process other than waiting for the incision to heal, the doctor advises Kardashian to stay vigilant by scanning her body looking for other questionable moles in the future because of her history with melanoma.
When Kardashian was 19, she had a similar situation where a mole on her back had to be removed because it turned out to be melanoma.
“I think she has a history of some of these similar things, and I think she needs to be on heightened alert for everything,” he said. “She’s going to watch every part of her body and do surveillance.”
He then extended this advice to everyone, explaining that everyone should go to the dermatologist at least once a year and have them examine the moles on their body, especially in areas where it is difficult for someone. ‘one to control himself, like his back and his scalp. .
“I encourage everyone, especially if you have light eyes, (to) really look for moles,” he said. “Don’t panic, most of the time it’s nothing, but you should be smart about it and check yourself.”
On Tuesday, Kardashian thanked her doctors, telling Fisher — who is a world-renowned plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills with more than 20 years of experience — that she’s grateful to him even though she knew he didn’t want to cut her. face “but you did it to protect me.”
“I trust you with everything and I’m so grateful that we were surprised so soon. I was lucky and all I have is a scar to tell a story. Most people don’t aren’t as lucky as I am and I’m still thankful and thankful.”
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“‘Everyone you meet is fighting a battle we know nothing about. Try not to judge and be kind because you have no idea what they are going through,'” she quoted.