Growths with different pigmentations - pigmented moles - sometimes stand out from skin level. Although these are mostly benign growths, they can still be aesthetically disturbing. It is worth removing these types of moles so that they do not cause a major complaint later.
When is mole removal warranted?
If a mole is aesthetically annoying for us, or the dermatologist recommends its removal because it shows an abnormal change, or due to its bothersome location when dressing or shaving, it may be necessary to remove it.
What happens at the first consultation?
Before removing the mole, our dermatologist and plastic surgeon will discuss the course of the intervention and its results in consultation with you. There is little need for preparation as this is a routine procedure.
Preparing for the intervention
In contrast to the preparations for plastic surgeries, no further examinations are required following that performed during the consultation.
What happens during the procedure?
Moles are removed surgically, by excision with a scalpel. This is also the method recommended by the Hungarian Dermatological Society, as it provides an opportunity for safe removal and allows the preparation of a reliable histological finding. It is forbidden to remove moles by laser, incineration or freezing because they do not meet the above two requirements. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia with an average duration of 20 minutes.
What results can you expect from the intervention?
The aesthetic problem will disappear and - if the mole had to be removed due to an abnormal change - your health will also be safe. The treated area closed by the plastic surgeon will not be obvious after healing.
After the procedure, the mole should be covered for a few days if it is in a clearly visible place. For several weeks, you should also protect it from the sun and from sweating. After the procedure, our plastic surgeon will schedule a possible stitches removal and a check-up examination, during which you will also receive the histological results. For two weeks, avoid sunbathing and activities that cause sweating.