Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon for Facial Birthmark?

I have a birthmark on my face that looks like a fairly large pimple, that is the same color as my skin. I want to get it removed, do I go to a Dermatologist or a Plastic surgeon?

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Plastic surgeon or dermatologist?.

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Either a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon could help you with your problem.  If it becomes more surgical I would recommend a plastic surgeon.  Of course, if not a bad thing to go to both dermatologist and a plastic surgeon to make sure the diagnoses agree with one another.


Tampa Plastic Surgeon
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Removing a birthmark - finding the best surgeon

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You should seek a consultation for excision of the lesion with layered closure under minimal tension.  This will yield the most cosmetically positive result.

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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