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.