Mole Removal Surgery Specialist in the Bay Area
The removal of a mole is a simple surgical operation that is often painless. The possibility of a mole becoming cancerous can be avoided by having it removed. If you have any questions about mole removal surgery or if you would like more information about this process, connect with us at CA Aesthetics or book online to schedule an appointment. Our specialist, Dr. Li, would be happy to consult with you and walk you through the process so you can feel as comfortable and confident as possible moving forward. We are located at 555 Knowles Drive, Suite 218 Los Gatos, CA 95032.
Table of Contents:
When should a mole be removed?
How long does mole surgery take?
Is mole removal a major surgery?
How long does mole removal surgery take to heal?
What do I need to know before getting a mole removed at CA Aesthetics?
Getting a mole removed is a relatively simple and safe procedure, but it’s important to understand the types of moles, the procedure, the risks, and the aftercare involved. By seeing a mole removal specialist, you can ensure that you’re getting the proper care that you need for your unique medical situation.
The American Academy of Dermatology recommends having a mole checked by a dermatologist if it exhibits any of the following characteristics:
• Excessive growth or changes in size, shape, or color.
• Irregular or asymmetrical shape.
• Uneven or fuzzy borders.
• Multiple colors or shades within the mole.
• Bleeding, itching, or oozing.
These changes could be signs of dysplastic nevi or atypical moles, which have a higher risk of becoming cancerous. Dr. Li may recommend a biopsy to determine if the mole is cancerous or pre-cancerous in nature.
While the exact duration of mole surgery will depend on several factors, such as the size, location, and type of mole being removed, the process usually takes a short amount of time and is performed on an outpatient basis.
The entire procedure typically takes between 10 and 30 minutes, depending on the size and complexity of the mole being removed. After it’s been safely removed, the area is usually covered with a bandage, and the patient is able to return home on the same day.
No, mole removal is not considered to be a major surgery. It’s a relatively minor surgical procedure overall that is usually performed under local anesthesia in an outpatient setting, meaning the patient can go home the same day.
While mole removal is generally considered a minor procedure, it is still a surgical procedure that requires careful consideration and preparation. The area where the mole is located must be thoroughly cleansed before surgery, and the patient must follow specific instructions for post-operative care to avoid infection and ensure proper healing.
The healing time for mole removal surgery depends on several factors, including the size and depth of the mole, the technique used to remove it, and the patient’s individual healing abilities. In general, most patients will experience some pain, swelling, and redness around the surgical site for a few days after the surgery.
Patients should avoid getting the surgical site wet and should avoid any strenuous activity. They should also avoid touching the area or picking at any scabs that may form.
In general, it can take several weeks for the surgical site to fully heal. During this time, patients should continue to care for the area as instructed by their doctor. This may include keeping the area dry, applying scar tape, ointment, or cream, and avoiding sun exposure.
To make sure that the procedure goes smoothly and that you get the best possible results, it’s important to be well-prepared and educated about what to expect.
Firstly, it’s important to understand the reasons for removing a mole. While many people choose to have moles removed for cosmetic reasons, there may be medical reasons as well. For example, if the mole is irregularly shaped, has changed in size or color, or has symptoms like itching or bleeding, it may need to be removed to rule out the possibility of skin cancer.
Secondly, always choose an experienced and qualified professional to carry out the mole removal procedure. At CA Aesthetics, you can be confident that you will be in good hands, as Dr. Li is a double-board-certified plastic surgeon.
Prior to the procedure, Dr. Li’s team will provide you with detailed instructions on how to prepare. This may include recommendations to avoid certain medications or supplements, as well as instructions on what to eat and drink before the procedure.
Ultimately, the key to successful mole removal at CA Aesthetics is to be fully informed and prepared. By understanding what to expect and following Dr. Li’s guidelines, you can ensure a safe and effective procedure that meets your needs and expectations.
Contact us today at CA Aesthetics for more information about our mole removal surgery options, or book online to schedule an appointment with Dr. Li at your earliest convenience. Our team is ready and willing to get you on your way to smoother, healthier skin that you can feel good about. We are located at 555 Knowles Drive, Suite 218 Los Gatos, CA 95032. For more information, contact us or request an appointment online. We serve clients all over Bay Area CA from Los Gatos CA, Campbell CA, Saratoga CA, Cupertino CA, San Jose CA, Mountain View CA, and surrounding areas.