Christie Brinkley diagnosed with skin cancer: Supermodel, 70, reveals she underwent facial surgery after noticing ‘tiny bump’ on her face – as she shares graphic snaps of removal

Christie Brinkley has been diagnosed with skin cancer.

The supermodel, 70, took to Instagram to reveal she underwent surgery after doctors found a ‘basal cell carcinoma’ on her face.

She wrote: ‘The good news for me is we caught the basal cell Carcinoma early. And I had great Doctors that removed the cancer and stitched me up to perfection like an haute couture Dior.

‘The good news for you is that all of this can be avoided by being diligent with your sun protection! I got serious a bit late so now for this ole mermaid/gardener, I’ll be slathering on my SPF 30, reapplying as needed, wearing long sleeves and a wide brim hat. 

‘And doing regular total body check ups.. that is a MUST ! I was lucky to find mine, because I was accompanying one of my daughters to HER check up .. 

Christie Brinkley has been diagnosed with skin cancer

‘The Doctor was looking at each freckle with a magnifying glass… it wasn’t my appointment so I wasn’t going to say anything but at the VERY end I asked if he could just look at a little tiny dot I could feel as I applied my foundation . 

‘He took a look and knew immediately it needed a biopsy! He did it then and there! So make your own good luck by making that check up appointment today. And slather up my friends!

‘Thank you to Dr. Abraham, Dr. Anolik, Dr Geronemus, Dr Lloyd Hoffman at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York.’