Mole on Lip?

I have a small raised mole on my lip border, on my cupid's bow. I had it electrocauterized it years ago. That left a small white indented line. The mole has regrown, raised and slightly bigger than before. So far, I have been looking into the Ellman surgitron laser and excision. I would really appreciate it if you would please share with me your opinion as to which procedure you deem best for me. Thank you! PS: i have 2 small other moles on my face. Would you recommend the same?

Doctor Answers (5)

How to remove a mole on the lip

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Moles on the lip I will typically remove by doing an excision with suture closure which uses both dissolving and non-dissolving sutures to give the best cosmetic result. All methods of surgery will leave a scar but the trick is to minimize the scar using the proper technique. I would not recommend either lasers or electrosurgical destruction  for mole removals.

Web reference: http://www.dorsetstreetdermatology.com/general-dermatology/wart-removal/

South Burlington Dermatologic Surgeon
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Mole on lip

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It is best to have moles (especially one that has re-grown after prior electrocauterization) removed via surgical excision (I'd personally say a shave biopsy excision). At this point, it'd be a good idea to have a lab review it for any possible abnormalities.

Las Vegas Dermatologist
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Moles on lip borders probably do best with surgical excision

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Straight surgical excision with slight dermabrasion of the edges and suture closure  probably will give the best cosmetic results. Sincerely,

David Hansen,MD 

Web reference: http://www.drdavidhansen.com

Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
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Mole removal on the lip and face

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The lip mole and scar can be surgically excised with layered closure in order to optimize the scar.  I would perform this under local anesthesia in my Los Angeles plastic surgery office. 

Web reference: http://www.surgery90210.com/cosmetic-dermatology/70/mole-removal.aspx

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

Mole removal

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I would highly recommend that you see a board certified facial plastic surgeon for an evaluation and possible procedure. 

Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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