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Will A big Mole Removal leave a scar? (photo)

Im Booked to have a mole removed on my face this Saturday Im worried I know any kind of trauma will leave a scar but how big ? Will it fade over time? How long ?

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Mole on Face

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Since the surgeon will be excising the mole you should discuss what procedure will be performed before the surgery.  You will most likely have a scar after the surgery so it is important to talk about this beforehand to avoid any misunderstandings. Please seek out a board certified dermatologist surgeon or plastic surgeon for the best results.

Will a big mole removal leave a scar?

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Any time you cut the skin, a scar will result. If the mole you have is excised,  there will be a scar that is slightly longer than the length. After the scar heals you may consult with your surgeon about options to improve it?

Large Mole

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This is a congenital nevus most probably. Removing the mole by surgical excision will leave a scat slightly longer than the mole.
There are other creative methods to ultimately get a smaller length scar.  Also once completely healed laser resurfacing of the scar can improve on the scar. Long process, might be worth it
Samir Shureih MD. FACS
sshureih@msn.com

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

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