The reality star shared a series of messages to her Instagram Story on October 11. According to the Good American co-founder, she’s seen “numerous stories” on social media about the “ever-evolving bandage” on her face.
So she posted a photo of the said bump on her face and wrote alongside it, “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.”
Khloe also mentioned that she had a second biopsy done after her doctor claimed that what they were seeing “was incredibly rare for someone my age.”
She shared, “A few days later I was told I need to have an immediate operation to remove a tumor from my face. I called none other than 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.”
According to The Kardashians star, Dr. Fischer successfully removed “everything” and the mother of two is now on the healing process.
She revealed, “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 also added, “But until then I hope you enjoy how fabulous these face bandages look.”
Khloe also explained that she’s sharing her health scare on social media to remind others to have themselves checked regularly. She recalled, “At 19 years old, I had melanoma on my back and I had a surgery to remove that as well, so I am pre-composed to melanomas. Even those who are not, we should be checking all the time.”
The reality star concluded her posts by thanking her doctors, especially for detecting her health scare right away. She said, “Most people aren’t as lucky as me and I am forever thankful and grateful.”
Dr. Tess Mauricio, who worked with Dr. Garth Fischer in handling Khloe’s case, also emphasized the importance of getting regular checkups. According to an exclusive interview with E! News, “You have to be careful if there’s new growth, because, sometimes, even a dermatologist can’t 100 percent tell. We have to take a biopsy and send it to the pathologist to make sure.”
The doctor explained, “A pimple should go away within a week or two and be totally gone. But if it’s a spot you’ve had looked at, they’ve done different treatments on it and it’s still there, that spot needs a biopsy.”