Khloé Kardashian has revealed a recent health scare that saw her undergo urgent surgery to remove a face tumor. The reality star took to her Instagram Story to clear up speculation online, after she was snapped wearing flesh-toned bandages on her cheek in recent weeks. As Kardashian told her followers, the face tumor began as what appeared to be an innocent-looking bump on her face.
“I have seen numerous stories going around about the ever-evolving bandage on my face, with some of you wondering why I’ve been wearing one for the past few weeks,” she wrote. “After noticing a small bump on my face and assuming it was something as minor as a zit, I decided to get it biopsied 7 months after realizing it was not budging.”
Kardashian sought advice from her dermatologist and doctor, who were concerned as “what they were both seeing was incredibly rare for someone my age”, she said. “A few days later I was told I need to have an immediate operation to remove a tumor from my face.”
The Good American founder then called on Dr. Garth Fischer, “a dear friend of my families and one of the best surgeons in Beverly Hills who I knew would take incredible care of my face.” While the entire ordeal was quick and no doubt worrying for Kardashian, she shared some good news that Dr. Fischer was able to “get everything” during the urgent procedure.
“All my margins appear clear and now we are onto the healing process. So, here we are…you’ll continue to see my bandages and when I’m allowed, you’ll probably see a scar (and an indention in my cheek from the tumor being removed),” she wrote. “But until then I hope you enjoy how fabulous these face bandages look.”
Kardashian says that she took the opportunity to share her health scare in a bid to encourage others to get regular skin checks and wear sunscreen — no matter what age your are, as she pointed out that she had a melanoma removed from her back at age 19.
She wrote, “We should be checking all the time. I am someone who wears sunscreen every single day, religiously so no one is exempt from these things. Please take this seriously and do regular self-exams as well as your annual checkups.”