WHAT TO EXPECT
Why are moles removed?
People may request for a mole to be removed for cosmetic reasons, or
sometimes if they become irritated and inflamed, or rub on clothes. Importantly
if a mole changes in appearance, it should be checked by a dermatologist,
removed surgically and sent for testing (histology) to exclude any concerning
How can a mole be removed?
There are different methods to remove a mole depending on the history and
i) Shave excision – for moles that sit proud on the skin, this is a simple
procedure that can be performed under local anaesthesia.
ii) Excision – suitable for flat moles, especially if they are changing, so that they
can be tested. It involves cutting them out under local anaesthesia
iii) Laser – it is not suitable for all moles but can be employed for moles that are
non-changing and look benign.
Therefore a consultation with a dermatologist is essential to evaluate your
mole/s and discuss the suitable treatment option.
Lumps and bumps
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MEET OUR SURGEONS
Our clinicians, doctor and surgeons see and counsel you on multiple occasions prior to your surgery or treatment. They will also check on your following your surgery or treatment in follow-up consultations to ensure we achieve optimum results.
Our clinicians, doctor and surgeons see and counsel you on multiple occasions prior to your surgery or treatment. They will also check on your following your surgery or treatment in follow-up consultations to ensure we achieve optimum results. We take photos throughout your journey with us as part of your medical records, with your consent, to ensure we are able to show you the satisfactory outcome and to show the difference in appearance. We provide the same high level of professional care o all of our patients.
We will go through your medical history and understand what your concerns, questions, risks, and benefits from the treatment.
There’s no downtime after mole removal, but it’s important not to irritate the area while it heals. “The incision can often be covered with a spot bandage, and any sutures are usually removed in five to seven days,” says Dr. Taylor.
Hold off from showering for 48 hours, and be careful while working out. “You can exercise but do so gently, so you don’t pull the wound apart,” says Dr. Hansen. For example, if the mole is in the middle of your back, avoid intense upper-body exercises for a couple of weeks.
You’ll also want to protect the wound from the sun, which can darken scars permanently and make them more noticeable. “Keep the area covered from direct sun for the first two weeks,” says Dr. Hansen.
BEFORE & AFTER
Our excellent reputation for patient safety and satisfaction, honest advice and outstanding care means your journey with The Private Clinic will be an exciting experience to a newfound shape. Take a look at some of the results below
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