What is the procedure of a mole removal?
A mole removal is the procedure of removing a mole from the body of an individual. It is usually removed under general anaesthetic. There are 3 ways in which the mole can be removed and these include surgical excision, shaving or laser ablation.
A plastic surgeon or dermatologist should carry out your consultant and further your treatment. They will advise you on the best method to remove your mole and will also discuss the other options for you to know all the differences. Once the mole has been removed, you can request for your mole to be sent off for histological examination.
Scaring of mole removal
You can surgically remove a mile for many reasons however; it may result in a scar. The size and result of the scar will depend on the following factors:
- The age of the person having the mole removed
- The type of surgery used to remove the mole
- The location of the mole on the body of the individual having the mole removed
How much does a mole removal cost?
The cost to remove a mole will depend solely on what method of removal you choose, included in the cost of the removal you usually receive a consultation appointment, mole removal treatment and 2 follow up appointments to ensure that it is healing properly and correctly. The follow up appointments should be a week after surgery and 11 weeks after that.
However, depending on the size of your lesion, the price may also increase. An additional £100 is often added onto the cost of the removal if the mole is bigger than 2cm in size.