How Much Does Mole Removal Cost?
- Asked by DORIS WILBURN in COLLEGE PARK GA
- 4 years ago
I want to know how much mole removal costs and what all is done during the removal process.
Mole removals cost between $150 - 350 and is so easy to undergo
The cost of mole removal
Every dermatologist has a slightly different charge for mole removal. The price is based upon the size, shape, location and complexity of the removal. For instance, a very small mole in an area that is not cosmetically sensitive can be removed simply and without sutures whereas a mole that is larger and deeper will require more work such as layered closure with sutures.
The last issue to consider with the cost of mole removal is the charge for pathology. All moles, no matter how benign they may appear, should be sent for pathological study to confirm their histology. Finally, mole removal is basically elective and cosmetic when the mole appears clinically benign;however, if your dermatologist has suspicions or doubts regarding the benignity of the mole, then he is performing a medically indicated excisional biopsy.
The implications of this differentiation help someone understand whether mole removal is covered by health insurance. So, cosmetic removal or removal of a mole because it is unsighly is not medically necessary and insurance will not cover this whereas insurance will cover the suspicious appearing mole. Regardless, the cost of mole removal will vary anywhere from $100 to $500 based upon size, location and shape.
If your mole is being removed due to concern regarding whether it is benign or malignant, your insurance will generally cover the cost of the procedure and the reading of the slides under the microscope (pathology). If you are having it removed for cosmetic concerns, then there is a procedure fee (for the doctor who is removing it) as well as a separate pathology fee (for the doctor who is analyzing it microscopically) and the fees range from approximately $250-$500 depending on how large the lesion is, where it is located, and what part of the country you reside. Those fees are substantially more if an excision is necessary rather than just a shave removal which doesn't require stitches.
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There are several ways to remove moles. I believe they heal the best if the mole if removed full thickness and the skin stured closed. It heals fastest and eaves a minimal scar.
Cost of Mole Removal
Generally speaking the cost of a mole removal is based on the size of the mole and the difficulty of removing it. A shave removal of a mole generally costs $400 dollars for removal. Please be certain to seek a board certified dermatologist with experience in cosmetics to get the best results, especially if the mole is on your face.
Mole removal costs in Los Angeles
Mole removal can range from a few hundred dollars upward depending on the complexity of the repair. Additional costs include pathology fees, if required.
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Mole Removal Pricing
Mole removal is usually covered under most insurance companies, especially if the mole looks suspicious. If you don't have insurance or if its only for cosmetic reasons you want the mole removed. The cost should always be affordable. $800 dollars is extremely over priced for one mole to be removed.
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Cost for mole removal is variable
Like Dr. Hansen noted, if it can be removed with a simple shave biopsy the cost in Las Vegas is close to what he quoted, we charge $200.00 for the biopsy and $100.00 for the pathology. There are no office visit charges when just a biopsy is performed. As Dr. Hacker notes below, however, it depends on size, depth and sometimes location, but many nevi can be removed with a shave biopsy, as opposed to a punch or a surgical excision. I perform a lot of cosmetic biopsies on the face that come out nicely. Hope this helps. If you can provide us with a bit more information, size, location, maybe even a photograph, we will be able to provide you with more specific recommendations.
Cost of mole removal
This is a question which cannot be answered with generalizations. Fees are dependent on the location, size and complexity of the wound closure. Shaving or tangential excision is not equivalent to formal excision with complex closure. Shaving should not be performed if there is any suspicion of malignant melanoma as it will make staging the depth of the cancer problematic. I send all specimens to the pathologist and there is an additional fee due to the pathologist. Most such surgeries are covered by insurance. As a plastic surgeon, my baseline fee for excision begins at $600.
Mole Removal Costs
The fees for a mole removal will be based on a number of factors including the skill of the surgeon, the location of the mole, and your geographical location. Consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon, plastic surgeon, or dermatologist to determine the fee structure for your area. At The Sullivan Centre in Columbus, Ohio, the fees range from $600-1200.
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