Things About Mole Removal Surgery
Before opting for mole
removal surgery speak with your doctor or dermatologist regarding
which mole you would like removed, the procedure that will be used (depends
on the type of mole), healing times, total costs etc. If you are not
comfortable with the procedure he recommends, ask for other alternatives.
Make sure that you wear loose clothing covering the area to be worked
on as to prevent rubbing after the surgery. Here is some questions you
should know the answers to...
1. How Does The
Mole Get Prepared For Surgery?
area around the mole that is to be removed will be cleansed and sterilized.
An anesthetic will be applied to numb the area.
2. What Are The
Different Methods Of Mole Removal Surgery?
on the mole, there are a few different procedures that can be done.
with Stitches: This method is more typically used for moles
that are potentially cancerous. A medical blade is used to remove the
mole and the surrounding skin as well as the underlying in the shape
of an oval. The size surrounding the mole that will be cut out depends
on the concern of the surgeon for the mole being removed. Stitches are
then received on the upper surface of the skin, which will need to be
removed later, or to the underlying tissue which will dissolve and will
not need to be removed.
Using a cautery tool, the mole is burned away. No stitches are required
as the mole has been burn-sutured.
This method is most commonly used for protruding moles. It is not the
method of choice for atypical moles as it may leave mole cells beneath
the skin, which in turn can cause the mole to grow back. The mole is
lifted and removed with the scalpel, leaving the area flush with the
surrounding skin. Next, an electrical instrument is used to cauterize
or burn the area to stop bleeding. Afterwards, a topical antibiotic
is applied to the wound to reduce the risk of infection. Last, a bandage
is placed on the wound.
3. How Long Does
It Take To Recover?
amount of pain and discomfort associated with the healing process of
mole removal surgery varies depending on the type performed. The area should
be cleaned twice a day with water or diluted hydrogen peroxide followed
by applying an antibiotic ointment that does not contain neomycin. (many
people develop a rash due to being allergic to this product) The wound
should be kept covered until healed. A scab might develop during this
time which should heal within a week or two. Any pain or discomfort
after surgery should be mild and can be offset with over the counter
4. What are the
If precautions are taken in the doctors office this risk is minimal,
however, infection can occur if the wound is not cared for correctly
at home after the surgery.
A very common after-effect of surgical mole removal is scarring. These
scars can range from just a line, to an oval shape depending on the
type of method used and the amount of skin and tissue removed. Scars
will fade somewhat over time but for quicker results skin resurfacing
or other scar procedures can be undergone.
5. How much does
mole removal surgery cost?
The fees for surgically
removing a mole vary according to the doctor, mole size, method used,
geographical location, etc. but typically range from $125-$150. These
prices are non inclusive of anesthesia, operating room facility or any
other associated costs. Most medical insurance providers do not cover
mole removal as it is classified under the cosmetic surgery category.
Financing options are sometimes available for mole removal surgery.
So what mole
removal method do we recommend?
of course. We have personally witnessed the excellent results people
have got from this all natural mole removal product and wouldn't recommend
anything else. Personally, we believe natural
mole removal is the only way to go and surgery or laser
mole removal is no longer an option.