Mole Removal
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Dr. Tutino can help you regain body confidence that matches your inner vibrance

What are Moles?

Moles are clumps of pigment cells called melanocytes. They are harmless spots that can develop anywhere on the body. They are also sometimes called beauty marks. They could be brown, tan, pink, or sometimes even blue. There is no specific time for them to develop, and it can happen at any time. Some children are born with moles, and others develop over time. Moles do not stay the same and sometimes change their appearance. 

At BodySurgery, we fully understand how a simple mole can be a huge concern. It could be a cosmetic concern, or it could be cancerous. Dr. Tutino performs mole removal surgery and gives you peace of mind. Dr. Tutino does not believe in cookie-cutter surgeries. His goal is to remove the mole while keeping the scarring to a minimum. He works with you to find the best possible solution that is unique to you.

When should a mole be removed?

When you come to Body Surgery for your initial consultation with Dr. Tutino, he inspects your mole to ensure it is not cancerous. He then advises you on the best possible mode of treatment. Moles can often appear due to fluctuation in the hormones. Moles occur mainly during puberty or pregnancy. If the mole is benign, there is no harm in leaving it unless it presents a cosmetic problem. 

What is mole removal surgery?

Moles can be removed if they are cancerous (melanoma) or present with a cosmetic problem. Most moles are removed through surgery, cut out via punch excision, or the doctor could use a scalpel to shave them off. There is no one-size-fits-all solution, and Dr. Tutino makes sure to let all his patients know this. The perfect mole removal method depends on the location and size of the mole and the patient’s age. 

Why do people choose Mole Removal Surgery?

There is a lot of benefits to mole removal surgery; that is why people ask for it. Dr. Tutino has performed several mole removal surgeries over his illustrious career. Firstly, the surgery is quick and straightforward, and there is no pain or downtime; you can go back to your routine activities immediately. Secondly, Dr. Tutino can perform a biopsy on the mole after he removes it to find out whether it is cancerous or not. Did you know, early removal of a cancerous mole can save your life?

It doesn’t matter where the mole is; Dr. Tutino can easily remove it and ensure that the scar is well hidden. For example, even if the mole is around the lips, it can heal perfectly as Dr. Tutino will place the scar in the crease along the border of the lip. 
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Risks Associated With Mole Removal Surgery

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Dr. Tutino informs all his patients that even though the scar for a mole removal surgery is minor and virtually invisible, it is still there. Dr. Tutino performs the surgery so that the scar is barely visible. But, depending on the area, it could be a little awkward. For example, if the scar is on the face, you might need to cover it with a bandage for a few days. Dr. Tutino makes sure to tell all his patients that proper wound care is essential for a scar to heal properly. If you have any doubts or questions, make sure to discuss them with Dr. Tutino during your initial consultation.

Who is a good candidate for mole removal?

Most people are good candidates for mole removal surgery; this is especially true if you are concerned about its aesthetics. If you are worried about how the mole makes you look and how it catches on clothing and jewelry, you are a good candidate. If you think the mole could be cancerous, you should come for a consultation with Dr. Tutino. Make sure to tell Dr. Tutino if you have ever had any issues with blood clotting or healing. 

What happens during mole removal surgery?

When you come for your initial consultation, Dr. Tutino will measure the mole, map it,  photograph it and conduct a complete skin exam. When the surgery is about to start, he sterilizes the mole using alcohol. Then he will numb the area with local anesthesia. You might feel a slight sting, but that is it. There will be no more discomfort or pain during the procedure. Usually, Dr. Tutino performs the procedure within the hour. Still, it depends on the mole’s size and the technique that Dr. Tutino uses, and It will depend on the size of the mole, the colour, whether it’s flat or raised, and the area where it is located.

If the mole is flat, Dr. Tutino might choose to do a punch excision. He will place a sharp cylindrical device on top of the mole. The device will remove a round plug of tissue, including the mole. If the mole is less than 1mm, Dr. Tutino might allow it to heal independently. If the mole is more prominent, he might use sutures to close it.

If you have a raised, light-coloured mole, Dr. Tutino might choose to do a shave excision. It is also called shave removal. He will use a sharp scalpel to shave the outermost layers of the mole. It could go deeper, but that will depend on the purpose of the removal and the mole’s location. Usually, there is a fifty-fifty chance that the mole might grow back in several years. There will be slight bleeding, but nothing that requires stitches. Dr. Tutino will place a small bandage over the area to help it heal quickly.

Suppose the mole is potentially cancerous, bumpy, or dark; he will use a scalpel to cut the mole and some surrounding area in an elliptical shape. Dr. Tutino will make sure to remove the mole with minimal scarring. Once done, he will sew the skin back together. According to studies, this is the most cost-effective solution to mole removal. It also has the least amount of post-operative hypopigmentation. 
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FAQ - top Mole Removal questions

How much does it cost to have a mole removed?

The price of mole removal varies depending on various factors. These factors include who is performing the surgery (dermatologist, plastic surgeon, or general practitioner), the mole’s size, area, shape, and type.

How do you tell if a mole is cancerous?

Melanoma is one of the rarest but also the most dangerous type of skin cancer. If you have large, irregular moles or moles that change shape, it is best if you get it checked out by a dermatologist. These moles might have the following characteristics: One half doesn’t look like the other, it has a poorly defined or irregular border, it contains a variety of colours, it is more significant than 6mm, or it has changed in size shape or colour.

Can you remove a mole yourself?

Do not take mole removal as a DIY project. It has to be done by an experienced and skilled dermatologist or plastic surgeon. There are remedies that you can try at home, but most of them are not worth it. It is more cost-effective and efficient to have it removed by a certified plastic surgeon. Do not try to cut the mole out with a knife. You run the risk of infection, bleeding, and scarring. Also, please don’t try to burn it off with hydrogen peroxide. These solutions damage your skin, and the mole remains the same.

What is mole removal downtime?

A mole removal surgery does not have any downtime. Just make sure that you don’t irritate the area while it is healing. Dr. Tutino places a bandage over the area after the surgery to keep it safe. He might ask you not to shower for 48 hours after the surgery and be careful doing any activity that might disturb the area. For example, if the mole was on your back, Dr. Tutino might stop you from performing upper-body exercises for some time. He will also tell you to protect the area from the Sun. Scars can darken and become more noticeable if exposed to the Sun for a long time.

How soon will you see the results?

The results are immediate as the mole is removed entirely. However, the scarring can take some time, even up to a year, to heal and look normal.