Moles are dark spots or irregularities that can be found anywhere on your skin. They can appear in groups or individually, and vary in shape and size. These may be present at birth or may appear over time. Some moles, such as facial “beauty marks,” are considered attractive and some people may choose to keep them. However, some people are bothered by large or unsightly moles, and sometimes moles can lead to dangerous health risks. Mole removal is a common procedure. See below for more information on what to expect from a mole removal plastic surgery procedure.
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Having a mole removed can be beneficial to a patient who experiences skin irritation when the mole rubs against clothing or jewelry, difficulty shaving due to a protruding mole, or a loss of self-esteem due to an unattractive mole. Also, if a mole is suspected to be pre-cancerous, it can often be completely removed before it becomes a serious health risk. The ideal candidate for this procedure understands that mole removal is meant for improvement, not perfection, and has realistic goals about their procedure.
What to Expect
There are a few different methods of mole removal, and your doctor will help you decide which method is right for you. Most of the time, a mole removal procedure will take less than an hour to perform, depending on the number of moles to be removed.
After your mole removal procedure, a scab will develop and heal within a week or two. The amount of pain experienced varies on the method used and the location of the mole. Your doctor may prescribe medication to help manage this pain. Any redness that appears after your procedure will disappear within two to four weeks. You may have a remaining scar, but it will slowly fade over time.
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