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Does removing a mole leave much of a scar on face?

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Dr. Ram Kalus
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Usually not.

It depends on where on the face it is located, but as a rule, in the hands of a skilled plastic surgeon, the scar that results from excision of a mole usually heals very well and can be expected to be less conspicuous than the mole.
Often it can become practically invisible. But there is always a possibility for a scar with which you might not pleased.

In brief: Usually not.

It depends on where on the face it is located, but as a rule, in the hands of a skilled plastic surgeon, the scar that results from excision of a mole usually heals very well and can be expected to be less conspicuous than the mole.
Often it can become practically invisible. But there is always a possibility for a scar with which you might not pleased.
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Dr. Ram Kalus
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Dr. Nina Naidu
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Mole on face

In general, mole excision from the face should leave a very small scar that will improve with time.
However, there are so many variables associated with scarring, including skin color, location, and size, so it difficult to accurately predict exactly how a scar will look.

In brief: Mole on face

In general, mole excision from the face should leave a very small scar that will improve with time.
However, there are so many variables associated with scarring, including skin color, location, and size, so it difficult to accurately predict exactly how a scar will look.
Dr. Nina Naidu
Dr. Nina Naidu
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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Depends

Mole removal may be done by shaving or burning it off down to the level of the surrounding skin, or it might need to be cut out in an elliptical fashion and the hole sutured closed.
If sutures are involved, typically a short straight line would be the resulting scar which would be permanent.

In brief: Depends

Mole removal may be done by shaving or burning it off down to the level of the surrounding skin, or it might need to be cut out in an elliptical fashion and the hole sutured closed.
If sutures are involved, typically a short straight line would be the resulting scar which would be permanent.
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Depends on size, etc

The quality of the scar depends on the size, location, individual wound healing tendencies, practitioners skills and techniques, etc.

In brief: Depends on size, etc

The quality of the scar depends on the size, location, individual wound healing tendencies, practitioners skills and techniques, etc.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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