Plastic Surgeon Mole Removal

Some moles are so small you may not be able to see them very well but others are so big they will be a constant concern.  Depending on where they are located they could be more of a problem than others.  If a mole is on the face or arms and is fully visible all the time it is more than likely that you will want to have it removed.  There are some herbal remedies that will be suitable for trying at home as they are just based on rubbing fruit or other household foodstuffs onto the mole.  There are also over the counter creams that all profess to be the best thing to remove moles and are able to do it in a very short space of time.

Not all of these will work and once you have tried them without success you will need to go to a doctor if you want to have the mole removed.  It will not be difficult finding anyone as it is a common procedure and does not even involve an overnight stay in the clinic.

The Plastic Surgeon for Mole Removal

There will be one of two reasons why you have decided to have the mole removed.  It may just be that you don’t like it and are conscious that it is there.  There could be the chance that it is malignant and could be cancerous.  If it is the first there is no great rush, but if there is a chance of it being malignant it should be removed right away.  The treatment that you have will depend on whether or not it is malignant.  If it is not it will be much easier to do and will also be much less worrying.  On this basis you will have to pay for the treatment as it is classed as cosmetic surgery rather than surgery for medical reasons.

The process used by a plastic surgeon for mole removal is called diathermy and is painless.  You can have the area anaesthetised but many people just have the area frozen in advance.  There will be a heated instrument that slowly moves along the mole and the electric current removes it.  There will not be the need to have any stitching or any special care afterwards.  The only down side to this is that the root will still be there and there is the risk that it will return.

If unfortunately the mole is cancerous it will have to be removed more carefully.  There will be the need to be anaesthetised as the mole will be cut out.  Once this has been removed the wound will be stitched.  The wound will be bigger than the mole was as some of the cells around it will also be removed to make sure there was no chance that they will be cancerous.

Plastic Surgeon Mole Removal Aftercare

After surgery, there will be the need to make sure that the wound is kept clean and does not get infected.  If it appears the mole is growing back it should be checked out right away as this one may also be malignant.  It is important to follow the instructions of your plastic surgeon for mole removal aftercare.

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