One way to take away your moles is to undergo surgical mole removal. This is a medical management done by either a qualified dermatologist or a certified cosmetic surgeon. Other than choosing an experienced doctor to perform the surgery, you still have other things to consider before having one.
You should be familiarized with the total cost of the surgery, which includes the anesthesia, professional fee, hospital fee, cost of medicines to be used and others. Deciding the type of technique to be applied to remove you moles is essential too. You must also take into account if you want total or partial eradication of your mole and your expected outcome once the wound is healed.
A mole or also known as nevi, is normally removed for different reasons. They can be removed by several methods, and having it removed surgically is one option you may think about. They can be removed by two surgical methods; namely excision or cutting followed by couple of stitches and excision with cauterization.
Surgical removal is frequently recommended if your moles are situated deep into your skin, or in case there are underlying tissues involved in the growth of your mole.
After you have consulted your surgeon, it is also a good idea that you have basic information on how your surgery will be performed.
Here’s a typical Surgical Mole Removal procedure:
Once you are in your surgeon’s clinic or at the out patient’s department of the hospital, where you will have your surgery, the surgeon often makes you lie done. The mole is cleaned and disinfected. A local anesthesia may or may not be introduced, depending on the depth of the moles. Superficial moles are usually not injected with local anesthesia.
After giving you a local anesthesia, the surgeon uses a scalpel or surgical knife to cut out the mole and other surrounding tissues of your body part where the mole is located. How much of your skin will be removed and how deep the incision will be, depends on the type of mole you have.
A stitch or two may be done on the excised part. The stitches may be done subcutaneously with the use of absorbable thread or stitches may be done on the superficially, and the stitches are removed after three to five days.
Another method of removing your mole with a surgical procedure does not involve stitches. Your cosmetic surgeon uses a scalpel to cut off or shave the mole to make it even with your skin around the location of your mole. The bleeding then is stopped with the use of an electric instrument called cautery machine.
Although the use of the second method is more appealing, the disadvantage of shaving method often leaves a mark and has higher chance that the mole may reoccur.
The level of discomfort you may have afterward varies depending on the method used. After your mole is eliminated, a scab will grow on you skin and you will notice that healing will start and in one to two weeks, the healing is completed. Any redness in the region of your skin should fade away within four weeks. The scars left on your body will slowly fade with time. You may also notice a clearer, smoother skin with reduced skin irritation.
Getting ready for a surgical mole removal is best achieve if you knowing what you can expect before, during and after the procedure.
Cosmetic surgery such as mole removal surgery can greatly enhance the quality of your life. If you have a mole that needs attention, don’t hesitate to address it immediately, just visit Brian Evans Plastic Surgery West Hills, CA clinic today.
Contact Dr. Brian Evans 818-665-3585 today for more information about mole removal