Khloé Kardashian shares candid update on her skin cancer scar
“I never imagined that this tiny speck would turn into skin cancer.”
By Olga Scorer
Content Producer / September 22 2023
If you’ve been ‘keeping up with the Kardashians’ over the past year, you would know that Khloé Kardashian has faced a recent health battle.
In February, the media personality revealed she had a facial tumour removed in late 2022. After sporting a bandage for a number of months, she eventually decided to open up about her experience with melanoma to emphasise the importance of skin safety.
Now, in September, she’s taken to Instagram again to draw attention to the aftermath of her surgery.
In a close-up shot of the post-surgery site, she wrote: “Not that we needed an arrow to draw attention to the huge indentation on my face but because we had to remove a tumour from my cheek, I was left with an indentation.”
Sharing her gratitude for her doctors, the Kardashian also posted an image of the current-day site, which she is now treating with filler after gaining clearance.
“I waited for over nine months to get this filled by the way,” the 39-year-old said.
Telling her followers that the area’s cosmetic injections “will always be something we have to fill due to the mass”, overall, the reality star is “so happy” that her “face is slowly coming back together”.
She also assured: “Patience is everything and of course, we have to make sure medically everything is all safe.”
Prior to her melanoma diagnosis, The Kardashians star first suspected the small bump on her face was a pimple. It was after months of it not budging that she decided to get it biopsied.
After her dermatologist Dr Tess Mauricio and Dr Daniel Behroozan uncovered it was a tumour, she visited her surgeon Dr Garth Fischer, “a dear friend of [the Kardashian’s] family and one of the best surgeons in Beverly Hills” to remove the melanoma.
Following her entire ordeal, the Kardashian emphasised the importance of getting one’s skin checked.
"I never imagined that this tiny speck would turn into skin cancer and I can’t fathom what could have possibly happened had I not gone to the doctor to get it looked at.
“Don't ever feel embarrassed or like you're making a big deal about nothing, or that you're being paranoid. There is no such thing as being too careful.”
“By sharing facts about the dangers of unprotected sun exposure and encouraging people to check their skin for warning signs, I encourage everyone to reach out to their dermatologist and get yearly (or more like me) skin cancer checks,” she concluded.
Main image credit: @khloekardashian
For more information on melanoma and its links to sun exposure, read our article here…
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Olga is BEAUTYcrew's Content Producer. When she's not writing about beauty, she's probably watching endless TikTok videos about the topic. Her extra one per cent of brain space is reserved for her two poodles. She can be easily bribed with a good blush or lip tint (take notes, please).