Mole Removal

Mole Removal Overview

Depending on where they are located, moles may go unnoticed. When they are noticeable, however, moles can potentially lead to health problems. Many moles can cause skin cancers and melanoma. Moles can be even more dangerous if they are atypical, change in size, bleed or have ragged edges. Mole removal is a procedure in which an undesired mole is excised and removed. Mole removal can be used on any part of the body and offers people with unwanted moles or growths an opportunity to attain their desired appearance.

Different kinds of moles can be removed using different procedures. Skin tags, which are small, darker growths can be easily removed by a dermatologist. Raised moles, which are a mixture of colors and deeper in your skin, can removed by using a scalpel. Flat moles, which are dark spots can be removed through laser or surgery.

When you use 1800mySurgeon, you are assured of making an informed decision because all of our Cosmetic Surgeons are prescreened and continually monitored. The qualified patient coordinators at 1800mySurgeon are prepared to help you find Cosmetic Mole Removal Surgeons in your area, who specialize in mole removal, or we can provide a background check on any surgeon you choose.

Having Realistic Expectations about Mole Removal

Being honest with yourself about how your body will change and how those changes will affect your life is important. Disappointment may happen, especially if you believe plastic surgery will fix your life problems, save your marriage or cure depression. Having Mole Removal will result in the removal of undesired moles. The removal of undesired moles may boost your self-confidence, but that won’t change who you are or the way other people feel about you.

Questions to Ask Your Prospective Surgeon

Once you’ve made an appointment for a consultation, take the time to prepare a list of questions and concerns you want to address with your prospective surgeon. The consultation is your opportunity to assess the surgeon as much as it is their opportunity to determine your candidacy for the procedure. Take your time, be thorough and know that you are never required to commit to a procedure or a surgeon because you’ve had a consultation, even if the consultation is free.

Mole removals involve different techniques. Some plastic surgeons will use different techniques to achieve successful mole removal. You want to make sure that you choose a plastic surgeon whose work you admire. You will be able to see the outcome of some of their laser treatments by looking at before-and-after pictures. Have the plastic surgeon thoroughly explain their procedure and why they value a certain technique more than others.

This list of information may help you compile your questions and may encourage you to do some further research on the many different aspects of mole removal:

  • Is the mole I have dangerous? Should it be removed
  • Is Mole Removal the right procedure for my situation?
  • Which Mole Removal technique can guarantee the removal of my mole?
  • Do patients experience complications with this procedure?
  • What if I am unhappy with the results?

If you’re consulting with a surgeon from 1800mySurgeon, you can rest assured that you will be meeting with a qualified Mole Removal Surgeon. If you already have a surgeon in mind, we can also perform a background check before you schedule your consultation. Most importantly, always trust your instincts during the consultation. The success of your surgery will be based on how you feel about your surgeon, your surgery, your recovery and your result.

Mole Removal Recovery

The amount of post-mole removal procedure discomfort varies by the type of surgery performed. It is recommended to ask your surgeon for after care instructions specific to your case, as these will assist you during your recovery period. Your doctor may recommend that you clean the area twice daily and apply an antibiotic ointment. The wound should be kept covered until healed.

Mole Removal Risks

Any medical treatment carries certain risks and the possibility of complications.

During your consultation, you will want to ask your surgeon about the following risks:

  • Will I experience swelling or bruising?
  • What are the chances of infection?
  • Will I experience changes in skin tone?
  • When will the redness go away?
  • What are the chances of scarring? Will they go away with time?

It is important to remember that no surgeon can guarantee your satisfaction with mole removal nor can they deny any risk factors. No matter how rarely risks occur, every medical treatment carries a certain amount of risk, and you have to decide for yourself if your potential desired result is worth the risk.

Long Term Results of Mole Removal

The level of discomfort you experience will largely depend on the mole removal method used. It is common for patients to have a wound from the site where the mole was removed, which typically heals within two weeks. Redness around the area usually disappears in a month and scars slowly fade with time. Most patients notice smoother, clearer skin after the procedure.

Choosing Your Surgeon

At 1800mySurgeon, we are here to help you make an informed decision. One of the most important aspects for a successful outcome of your procedure is to choose the right surgeon; therefore all of our Cosmetic Surgeons are prescreened and continually monitored. We can help you find Cosmetic Mole Removal Surgeons in your area, who specialize in mole removal, or we can provide a background check on any surgeon you choose.