Who Should I Go to for Forehead Mole Removal?

Who Should I Go to for Forehead Mole Removal?

Doctor Answers (5)

Mole removal

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I recommend that you see a board certified facial plastic surgeon, plastic surgeon, or a dermatologic surgeon.


Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Mole Removal

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A well trained and experienced Board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, Plastics Surgeon, or Dermatologist would be capable of removing your mole.  

Michael Sullivan, MD
Columbus Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Mole removal on forehead

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Moles are easy to remove. The size and location are the two major variables that determine scar potential. I would recommend either a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to perform removal.

Steven Hacker, MD
West Palm Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
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Mole Removal

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Generally speaking, surgeons who perform a lot of procedures at a high level tend to be better than those who do less of a procedure irregardless of training.  Either a plastic surgeon, dermatologic surgeon or a facial plastic surgeon may be best based on their level of expertise in dealing with plastic surgery of the face.

Anil R. Shah, MD
Chicago Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Depends on Size

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A smaller mole can be excised by either a board certified plastic surgeon or a board certified dermatologist. The techniques for excision, the suture material are going to be the same in either specialty. Both specialities have extensive training in regards to this type of excision.

A larger mole, larger than a pencil eraser, may be better excised by a plastic surgeon. I say may be since many dermatologists have evolved into cosmetic surgeons and are very skilled at what they do. I personally would feel very comfortable in their hands as well as a plastic surgeon.

Arnold R. Oppenheim, MD
Virginia Beach Dermatologist
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