Birthmarks and Moles surgery Tunisia
Birthmarks, or common skin “lesions” include moles, cysts, and skin tags, which are often found on the face and various other parts of the body. Most of the time, they are small and unappealing and are removed to improve the aesthetics of the affected area. Their removal is generally very quick, easy and painless and leaves minimal scarring.
When should I remove moles?
We recommend removing moles for the reasons:
- Aesthetics: unsightly or irritating or clings to clothing or shaving.
- At risk: some moles are more likely to become cancerous if they are not removed.
- Suspects: those who change their size, shape or color and / or itch and bleed.
How is the mole removed?
Most moles can be removed completely with reconstructive surgery and achieve the best cosmetic result. Local anesthesia is used to make sure the procedure is painless. Stitches may be required depending on the removal site and size and are usually soluble.
What happens to the mole after it has been removed?
Moles are sent to an independent specialist laboratory for histology after removal. This is the analysis of the mole to detect abnormal cells. Although most moles may appear normal to the naked eye, early abnormal cells can sometimes exist in the deeper layers of the skin and cause skin cancer. You will be informed of your histological result.
Will this leave a scar?
All mole removal surgeries will leave a small scar, which is usually much less noticeable than the original mole. Techniques are used to ensure that scarring is minimal.
What are the risks of removing moles?
Removing moles is a simple and safe procedure, and the associated risks are very low. As with any surgery, however, there are potential side effects such as infection, bleeding, and poor healing. All of this will be discussed with you during your consultation, along with instructions on how to minimize side effects.
What happens after the mole is removed?
Removing moles or cysts is relatively straightforward, and in most cases, you can resume your normal activities the same day. It may be recommended to avoid strenuous exercise for the first few days. If non-soluble stitches were used, you will need to have them removed after surgery. Instructions on how to minimize scarring should be followed. You will also be informed of the results of your pathology.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any additional questions you may have about scar repair surgery. Our team will be happy to answer all your concerns.