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How Do Dermatologists Remove Moles
Get a consult: Some moles which are flat can be covered with make up, but seek out a consult from a facial plastic surgeon about more permanent removal. Some moles can be shaved off with good cosmetic results while some require full excision. I have found many patients are highly appreciative about their mole removals. ...Read more
My husband had 3 moles removed by a dermatologist n we got a call back in 2days stating now needs surgery cuz they 're in a change mode. Surg in 4 wks!
Second opinion: In many cases, seeking a second opinion is not only warranted, but necessary. Unless your disease is life threatening and requires emergency care, it is never a bad idea to seek a second opinion. Getting a second opinion helps you feel more confident about your diagnosis and treatment plan. Hope it helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3mm raised mole, 6 dermatologists looked at it. ..With dermascopy, and said it was fine. Drs said if it changes, they can remove it. Hasn't.Is this ok?
I will not: I will recommend board certified plastic surgeon to remove any mole or lesions from the face. This is my personal opinion. ...Read more
Moderate atypia mole removed. My dermatologist said no worries as worry only about high dysplasia moles in which we take more tissue to be cautious???
Went to a dermatologist. He found 2 dark moles. He said I should keep an eye on them. What does that mean? Should I worry? Why didn't he remove it?
Good idea: To observe, few pigmented moles transform to malignant type the serious melanoma, where size of mole increases, intensity of pigmentation changes, some tomes will have ring like pigmentation with a hallo, then will need excision biopsy. Second choice simple removal histological analysis (biopsy) then you don't have to worry. Speak to your doctor and you want it out. ...Read more
Dermatologist told me dysplastic moles do not turn cancerous and only high dysplasia ones should be removed in case pathologist undiagnosed? Is true?
Dermatologist office called. Tiny mole they removed was mildly dysplatic. He wants to do a larger incision 'just to be safe because of an area of damage skin'. What does this remark mean?
Mole: Atypical, formerly termed dysplastic moles are "graded" mild, moderate, or severely atypical. The biopsy is read by a pathologist and it may be determined if the mole was completely removed or not. At times, the dermatologist may use clinical judgement to remove more tissue if the results are ambiguous. Talk to your dermatologist regarding all options ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it true that a plastic surgeon knows how to remove a mole while reducing the chances of scarring better than a dermatologist? How so?
It took the dermatologist a cuople seconds to remove my mole, and its the same but pink. Does this happen? She did a bad job. Its a huge pink scar
Mole: This may have been a shave biopsy - it usually does leave a scar. ...Read more
I developed a halo mole after a sun burn my dermatologist took a biopsy and told me that it was a non acidic nemus heavily inflamed they recomended that it be removed how long can I wait to have this procedure done?
Go ahead: It's your call, but if your dermatologist thinks it's nasty enough to come off, i'll defer to him/her. It can be hard to tell a very inflamed halo nevus from a malignant melanoma -- it could perhaps be a wolf in sheep's clothing. Whenever she says it's time, off it comes -- and congratulations on being a good observer of your body and a proactive patient. ...Read more
3 protruding moles on face. Want removed. Price? Limited scarring choice? Dermatologist or plastic surgeon?
Plastic surgeon: Moles are something that both dermatologists and plastic surgeons deal with. Dermatologists are experts at diagnosing the types of moles and conditions of the skin. They typically perfrm biopsies and shave biopsies. Plastic surgeons are the experts in "sewing" or closing wounds. For cosmetic mole removal plastic surgeons will remove them in the most discrete way leaving the most favorable scar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dermatologist removed a small dark mole from my breast. It was clarks, benign. The mole came back, still very small and much lighter? Is is normal?
Recurrent mole: If you had partial excision of the mole and it was benign then you don't need to worry and just monitor the lesion but if you have developed a new mole in the same location, I would recommend further excision by a plastic surgeon and having the tissue examined by a dermatopathologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gp wants to remove 2 moles; didn't check for more suspicious ones elsewhere. Family history of melanoma. Is dermatologist better to examine/remove moles?
Had mole removed by my dermatologist on labia. I read that mole removal due to inflammation can increase risk of cancer later? Is this true? Scared
I have an irregular mole (mum died melanoma) dermatologist said to keep an eye on it or they can remove. What do you suggest?
See below: You concern is understandable, however, vast majority of the moles do not become melanomas. You may watch the mole and if one becomes larger, irregular, changes color, develops a nodule, ulcerates or bleeds, see your doctor. Having it removed is another option if that would give you greater peace of mind. ...Read more
I have a mole on my lady part. The outer labia I guess is the term. Should I talk to a gynecologist about getting it removed or a dermatologist?
Need abnormal mole/tissue removed from right breast near nipple. Because of areas vascularity should I have a surgeon do it instead of dermatologist?
Skin issue: Both are well qualified to do this type of procedure. ...Read more
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