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A 21-year-old member asked:

can i combine scar revision & mole removal with other facial surgery?

5 doctor answers14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology 23 years experience
Depends...: This should be answered by your doctor who is performing the scar revision. Generally, if your scar revision require surgical excision, and the mole in question happens to be near the area to be excised, then it is easy to remove the mole along with the scar. If your mole is raised, your doctor may choose to simply shave excise the mole independent of your scar revision.
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
Usually: I'm assuming your scar revision and mole removals are also on the head and neck. It does depend on what other "facial surgeries" you are contemplating, but it is usually possible to combine those procedures. One of the few scenarios which might complicate things would be a facelift combined with an extensive scar revision in the skin of the cheeks. Ask your facial plastic surgeon. Best wishes.
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Absolutely: This is a very common practice - unless there is something unusual about the circumstances.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: Scar revision and/or mole removal can be combined with other facial procedures. An added advantage of single recovery period.
Dr. Tanveer Janjua
Facial Plastic Surgery 30 years experience
Multiple surgeries: A lot of procedures and/or surgeries can be combined. The location matters. For example if you are getting a mole removed from the cheek and scar revision on forhead, you can still get your eyes (blepharoplasty) done at the same time.

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