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Moles, or nevi, are a common skin growth, and almost everyone will have one or more moles on their skin at some point in their life. Most moles are completely harmless, but they can become cancerous or impact the aesthetics of the skin. Whether you want a suspicious mole removed at the recommendation of your dermatologist, or a facial mole removed for cosmetic reasons, come see us at Maia Plastic Surgery. Dr. Munique Maia offers her skills for careful mole removal at our clinic in Tysons Corner, VA.

Moles come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Small, flat moles have been referred to as “beauty marks” but not everyone sees moles as beautiful. Moles can be larger, raised or even sprout hair, which can be unattractive when located on the face, neck or other exposed areas. Moles can also be uncomfortable if they grow in certain areas. It is very common to want a mole removed for cosmetic purposes. The trick is to remove the growth without leaving a noticeable scar behind.

Cosmetic Mole Plastic Surgery

Facial and highly visible moles need careful removal to minimize scarring. Every person heals differently. The level of scarring can be minimized by the technique used, but some aspects of scar tissue are genetic. Dr. Maia can discuss the possible outcomes of cosmetic mole plastic surgery. In most cases, the moles can be removed without leaving a conspicuous scar. The procedure can be completed with local anesthesia at our clinic with little to no downtime needed after the treatment. If a mole looks suspicious, it can be sent in for testing to determine if there are any cancer cells present.

If you have a mole you want removed on the face or another exposed area, consider the benefits of choosing a qualified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Maia. Contact our clinic in the greater Washington, DC, area to schedule a mole removal consultation.

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Maia Plastic Surgery

4.9 / 5.0

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Douglas D.

Dr Maia and her staff are truly professional: knowledgeable, friendly, attentive, kind, willing to listen to your concerns and answer all your questions. They are there for you, and Dr Maia is talented. Super talented! You are in good, safe hands.

Brooke S.

Dr. Maia is such a great doctor! She does excellent work and makes you feel as if you are talking to a friend. I would highly recommend her to everyone I know!

Kerri L.

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a consultation with Dr. Maia, not only was her expertise evident, her compassion shown through as she walked us through the process. Thankfully, I felt very comfortable trusting her as I underwent reconstruction surgery. I am very happy with the results and highly respect and recommend Dr. Maia.

Claire P.

My son had mole removed by Dr. Maia. She did a fantastic job. Friendly staffs and relax atmosphere. We have a wonderful experience in Dr. Maia office.

Larissa M.

Dr Maia and her staff were wonderful! I was super concerned in doing my procedure, but they walked me through every step. Had a really great experience with them❤️

Caroline H.

Dr Maia truly loves what she does. She is invested in making you the version of yourself you want to be. She listens attentively to what you want and makes relevant suggestions. She did not try to introduce anything unnecessary into my treatment plan. The results I achieved during my first treatment keeps me coming back. Her staff is excellent and works to accommodate your schedule. I have recommended Dr. Maia several times and each time I get the same positive feedback.

Karen D.

Selecting a surgeon: After having two children and weight fluctuations over the years I was left with complete loss of volume in my breasts. I had four consultations with other surgeons but after comparing their photos to Dr Maia’s and meeting her in person, I knew she was my doctor. We talked about my lifestyle - being a mom and a professional, I didn’t want to be too big, but I’m curvy so I didn’t want to go too small for my frame either. She let me try on sizes and once I selected she agreed it was a good fit for my frame. Post op recovery: I was a smoker and had quit prior to surgery but she was very honest and adamant in telling me how important it was that I did not smoke. (I honestly needed the lecture and the transparency about what could happen if I did start smoking before surgery and post-op.) Because I was formerly a pretty heavy smoker, it did cause some issues after surgery with wound closing and she was SO diligent and on top of it seeing me once and week and squeezing me in for appointments between surgeries and patients. She prescribed different things to address the would closure issues before they really became a problem. Being able to have text message access to the office was great when I had questions and she even accommodated my schedule when I couldn’t be seen in person to send progress photos so that she could check on me. 3 months post op: I’m so happy with the results of my surgery and am so glad I waited to find the right doctor. She’s an artist! They look natural, fit my body shape and they haven’t even fully “dropped and fluffed” yet. Would highly recommend… comparing her patient photos to other surgeons will end your search. I feel so much better in my body thanks to Dr Maia.

Justine A.

This is my second time at Dr. Maia’s office and I am so pleased with my experience here. The staff is so friendly and caring. Dr. Maia is the best Dr in the DMV area, she knows exactly what she is doing and you will be happy with the results! I am so glad I found her! I recommend anyone who’s looking for a very personable doctor to come and see her! Thank you Dr. Maia & staff!

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