Will I need time off work after scar revision & mole removal?

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!
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.
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.
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.

Related Questions

What is recovery like after scar revision & mole removal?

Varies by size. Small mole will heal within a few weeks . Larger areas may require some restriction of activity to minimize scarring. Discuss with your physician. Read more...
Usually minimal. Thus depends on the extent if surgery, the location ( finger versus face) and the techniques used for repair. Read more...

When can I resume regular exercise after scar revision & mole removal?

Varies. It depends on the area and if it was cut out. Restrictions are for prevention of scarring. Discuss with your doctor. Read more...
Depends. Obviously, scar revision/mole removal on the hand would require longer rest of the hand than the same surgery on the face. Also, if the scar/mole was quite large and the skin was pulled tightly, more rest is required than if a narrow scar / tiny mole was removed. Ask your surgeon so that he can give you an answer specific to your situation. Read more...
Depends. on the location of the scar revision and mole removal, how deep the surgeon had to go to revise the scar, ... You should ask these questions to your surgeon. Read more...

What health conditions threaten a successful recovery after scar revision & mole removal?

Diabetes. Diabetics may heal slower. Tension on the wound and excessive movement may result in a worse scar. Discuss after care with the doctor who performed the procedure. Read more...
Diabetes, tobacco. Any health conditions that prevent proper wound healing. This includes diabetes, peripheral vascular disease or any conditions that narrow the small vessels going to the surface of the skin, in particular tobacco use (smoking). If you do smoke, quit at least 3 weeks before the procedure. Also avoid blood thinners like Aspirin and Ibuprofen as they can increase risk of bleeding from the wound. Read more...
Immunosuppression. In addition to diabetics, patients who are immunocompromised (ie: hiv, organ transplants, chemotherapy for cancer, etc.) also have slower healing and increased risk of infection. Read more...

Will smoking affect my recovery scar revision & mole removal?

Yes. Smoking causes poor wound healing after any invasive procedure such as surgery, laser resurfacing, liposuction, etc..., including scar revision and mole removal, resulting in worsened scarring. In addition to lung cancer, smoking is also known to cause premature wrinkling and aging of the skin. Read more...
Yes. Every time you smoke - you constrict the small blood vessels to the skin. Wound complications and poor cosmetic results are much more common in smokers. For example, some plastic surgeons are very leery of immediate breast reconstruction or face lifts in smokers because of the potential for serious cosmetic side effects. Read more...

Can I combine scar revision & mole removal with other facial surgery?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...
Absolutely. This is a very common practice - unless there is something unusual about the circumstances. Read more...
Yes. Scar revision and/or mole removal can be combined with other facial procedures. An added advantage of single recovery period. Read more...
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. Read more...