What to Expect Before and after Mole Removal in Dallas

by | Dec 13, 2018 | Cosmetic Surgery

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Mole removals, like wisdom teeth removal, are procedures that don’t fall on anyone’s “just can’t wait to get it done list.” Just the thoughts of mole removal in Dallas are enough to make some people quiver in their boots. However, there are times when having a mole removed is a health consideration. If your physician suspects or the results of a biopsy confirm, that a mole is cancerous, removing it can potentially stop the cancer growth.

However, many people have moles removed for cosmetic purposes, or they have them removed because they are annoying, especially when they are located at the belt line or under a bra strap.

Regardless of the reason for mole removal, the process is the same for anyone.

Mole Removal Is Usually Performed on an Outpatient Basis

Once your doctor has decided that it is best to have a mole removed, there are a few things that are done in preparation for the procedure. In most cases, the doctor makes his or her decision based on a skin examination or the results of a biopsy.

The area is measured and mapped. In some cases, the doctor will photograph the area to help in determining the surgical approach. The doctor will explain the procedure and answer any questions that you might have.

The skin surface is cleaned. The area is numbed using local anesthesia. The injection is usually the most painful part of the procedure. Once the anesthesia takes effect, the mole and the surrounding area are immune to pain.

The surgeon performing the procedure will use a scalpel to cut around the mole and a small border around it. Only the necessary tissue is removed. Removing moles that are flush with the surrounding skin may require the use of a laser. A scalpel is used to remove moles that cover an area of or are deeper than, 2mm, and then the procedure is finished. Visit Cosmetic Surgery Associates of Texas for more information.

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