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Is plastic surgery recommended for a person with giant nevus ?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alex Lechtman
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

If your looking for removal then plastic surgery may help.
Removal and techniques depend on size and location.

In brief: Yes

If your looking for removal then plastic surgery may help.
Removal and techniques depend on size and location.
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Dr. Gary Tuma
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Giant nevus

It is generally recommended to remove giant nevus as there is a increased risk for melanoma.
There are a number of techniques including staged excision, wide excision with flap closure or skin grafting.

In brief: Giant nevus

It is generally recommended to remove giant nevus as there is a increased risk for melanoma.
There are a number of techniques including staged excision, wide excision with flap closure or skin grafting.
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes commonly

There are concerns about the lifetime potential for malignant transformation to a melanoma which range from 4-15% in giant nevi.
Therefore excision or close surveillance is typically advised.

In brief: Yes commonly

There are concerns about the lifetime potential for malignant transformation to a melanoma which range from 4-15% in giant nevi.
Therefore excision or close surveillance is typically advised.
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Dr. Greg Sexton
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Giant nevi have an increased risk of melanoma, and should be excised.

In brief: Yes

Giant nevi have an increased risk of melanoma, and should be excised.
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Dr. David Levens
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes

Nevi can be very small or very large (giant).
Removal can be important for medical reasons (abnormal cells on biopsy....Giant nevi have more potential to be abnormal) or cosmetic reasons. Consult with a dermatologist and a plastic surgeon to determine the best approach for you.

In brief: Yes

Nevi can be very small or very large (giant).
Removal can be important for medical reasons (abnormal cells on biopsy....Giant nevi have more potential to be abnormal) or cosmetic reasons. Consult with a dermatologist and a plastic surgeon to determine the best approach for you.
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