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What does the scar from a mole removal look like? Is it a circle?

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Dr. Steven Harris
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Usually not

The scar depends on the technique used to remove the mole.
If the mole is cut out and the resulting wound stitched closed, a linear scar usually results, hopefully along the "grain" of the skin or in or along a crease. If the mole is "shaved" off or burned off, a circular pale area could result, with the circle being much smaller than the mole.

In brief: Usually not

The scar depends on the technique used to remove the mole.
If the mole is cut out and the resulting wound stitched closed, a linear scar usually results, hopefully along the "grain" of the skin or in or along a crease. If the mole is "shaved" off or burned off, a circular pale area could result, with the circle being much smaller than the mole.
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