Remove skin growths to preserve your health and your appearance

You may love spending time in the sun, but you could be doing yourself harm. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the number one cause of skin cancer[1]. And that skin cancer can manifest as moles, or unusual changes to patches of skin.

When those growths appear, whether benign or cancerous, removing them is usually the best option. And, when the growth is in a conspicuous place, like your face, neck or shoulders, having it removed by a board-certified plastic surgeon can give you a more pleasant result and reduce the chance you’ll be left with a scar.

[1] The Cleveland Clinic. https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/10985-sun-exposure–skin-cancer. Retrieved November 5, 2019.

It is impossible to decide on your own if the moles and/or lesions you see should be removed.

Your Annapolis Mole & Lesion Removal Consultation

It’s impossible to decide on your own if the moles and/or lesions you see should be removed. After talking to your dermatologist or surgeon, your next step should be a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons, at our main office in Annapolis or at one of our satellite offices in Easton or Prince Frederick.

During the consultation in one of our comfortable exam rooms, you’ll review your goals and your medical history with the surgeon and discuss things like:

  • Your goals. Why do you need to have your skin growths removed and what outcomes are you hoping for?
  • Your medical history. You’ll talk about things like:
    • Are you taking any prescription or nonprescription drugs and/or herbal supplements?
    • Do you smoke?
    • Have you had any previous surgeries?
  • Your body. The doctor will examine and evaluate the growth and the surrounding area.
  • The procedure. You’ll have time to ask whatever you need. We recommend writing down your questions, so you won’t forget anything.

Understanding the Mole & Lesion Removal Procedure

These outpatient procedures are done in our office. Most don’t take much time at all, and our highly trained surgeons do their best to hide any scars. Once the growth is removed, it is sent for a biopsy.

If you’re considering a mole or lesion removal, your next step should be a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons.

After your Annapolis Mole & Lesion Removal Procedure: Recovery and Results

You may have a small amount of swelling or inflammation, or a bit of bruising. Your surgeon will give you a list of post-operative instructions, which may include taking it easy for a few days, to help minimize the risk of widening or stretching the incision site. Any discomfort you have should be easily controlled with medication prescribed by your doctor.

  • You’ll want to avoid contact with the sun after surgery and during your recovery. Exposing the area to direct sunlight can lead to larger, darker scars, and could increase your risk of skin cancer.
  • You may see a difference in the in the color and/or texture of the skin on and around the area.

Contact us to schedule a consultation, to get the information you need to decide if mole and lesion removal will provide the results you need.