Plastic surgeons understand that something as simple as a mole can be a cosmetic problem, especially for women. Mole removal is a minor aesthetic surgery that is often performed, especially on very difficult areas of the face such as around the eyes, nose and upper lip. One of the actions to remove moles can provide peace of mind and increase patient confidence. The plastic surgery approach is oriented towards leaving minimal scars as possible, so the plastic surgeon selects the most suitable treatment option to achieve optimal aesthetic results for each mole removal case.
What is a mole?
Moles, also called nevus, are generally harmless brown, tan, pink, or sometimes blue spots that can develop anywhere on the skin. Some appear from birth, while others may develop at a later date. Moles can grow and change slightly in appearance over time.
When should a mole be removed?
The plastic surgeon should check for changes or new moles to make sure there are no signs of skin cancer. Moles often change in response to hormonal fluctuations, such as during puberty and pregnancy. Benign moles can be left untreated or removed for cosmetic reasons. In certain cases, moles that change in character lead to malignancies such as changes in shape, color, bleeding easily, scabs and drain pus, it is highly recommended to immediately remove them and carry out a biopsy examination so that it can be known the type of mole and the right treatment.
What happens during mole removal?
The plastic surgeon will examine unwanted or suspicious moles carefully to plan the best way to remove them with the least visible scars. First, the doctor will inject a local anesthetic drug to numb the area. There is a slight sting at this injection, but once the freezing is done, the procedure is completely painless.
Depending on the appearance of the mole, an incision or excision with sutures will be used to remove the mole. The choice of procedure to use will be based on which technique will leave you with minimal, inconspicuous scars. Each mole removed is mandatory and it is strongly recommended that a histological / biopsy examination of the tissue be carried out.
Are there scars after removal of the mole?
There is no way to get rid of a mole without leaving a perfect mark. Whether the area is healing on its own or being sutured, the marks are usually pink or red at first. Over the course of several months, the scars usually fade into a bright, subtle mark that is often difficult to see. Plastic surgeons with principles and experience will use the best techniques to minimize scarring and are also experts in scar repair in case of unsatisfactory scarring.