A 21-year-old member asked:
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will i need time off work after scar revision & mole removal?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Maybe: For a small mole no, but of it is a large excision you may need 1-2 days off. Discuss after care with your doctor.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Steven Harris
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
Probably not: This depends entirely on the size of the surgery, the location of the surgery and the type of work you do. Your surgeon can give you an answer specific to your particular situation. Scar revision of a small facial scar is unlikely to require time off from a telemarketing job, for example, but would probably delay the return to work of a television anchor woman. Good luck!
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Payman Danielpour
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
None: Depending on the type of scar revision there should be no down time. Mole removals are simple procedures that require no down time for work.
Answered on Jul 5, 2015
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Dr. Steven Rottman
17 years experience Plastic Surgery
No time off: Both minor scar revisions and mole removals are commonly performed in the office setting. In the vast majority of cases there is no downtime. Post procedure pain is usually controlled with over the counter tylenol (acetaminophen). Time off from work is rarely required.
Answered on Nov 24, 2014
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