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Cosmetic Surgery and Mole Removal Procedures

Many people are born with parts of their body that they are dissatisfied with, and can in fact cause a large amount of emotional distress and unhappiness. In the past, people had to live with these unwanted body features, along with the stress that they may cause. However with cosmetic surgery today, it is possibly to alter and remove these unsightly features to become the person that you always wanted to be.

Appearance of Moles

Moles are areas of irregular, dark pigmentation on the skin, that are found in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, on any part of the body. Although some moles are small and unnoticeable, others are unsightly and can make people feel unattractive and extremely self-conscious, leading to anxiety and a low self-esteem.

In addition, some moles can have health risks, as they are associated with certain types of skin cancer. Mole removal is a cosmetic surgery procedure that removes moles for either cosmetic or health reasons.

As with any surgery, mole removal surgery is not something that should be undertaken lightly. There are a lot of factors that should be carefully researched and considered before deciding to surgically remove a mole, including the possible risks and complications of the surgery, the cost of the procedure and what the end results are expected to be.

Risk and Benefits of Mole Removal

There are a number of benefits to mole removal that should be weighed against the risks when making a decision about whether or not to go through with the procedure. Moles that are raised can cause skin irritations such as chafing, or can be a nuisance when shaving.

Getting rid of these moles eliminates these difficulties. Removing moles can lead to clearer, smoother skin, and removing an unsightly mole can significantly improve one’s appearance, confidence and self-esteem. The most urgent indication for mole removal is if it discovered that the mole is cancerous or pre-cancerous. In this situation, it is vital to get the mole removed as soon as possible, as early treatment and complete removal can prevent serious health problems and even save your life.

Procedures for mole removal

The procedure for mole removal is relatively quick and easy, and usually takes less than an hour. In most cases, the mole can be removed under local anesthetic, by injecting an anaesthetic agent in the skin around the mole. This decreases the risks associated with general anesthetic. The mole is then removed by the surgeon with a scalpel. Once the mole has been removed, the wound is stitched closed and left to heal.

Topical antibiotic cream can be applied to the wound while it is healing to decrease the risk of the wound becoming infected. Moles that are very superficial can be removed using a laser. This has benefits in that it will not leave any scarring, but it cannot remove deep moles and is not recommended for moles that are pre-cancerous.

Mole removal with laser:

[box type=”note”]If you have decided to undergo cosmetic surgery to remove a mole, then you should begin the process by consulting a professional plastic surgeon and/or dermatologist. They can then discuss the steps of the procedure with you, and answer any questions that you may have.[/box]

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