Mole Removal? (photo)

Hi I have a mole on my upper lip and just wonted to know can it be removed or will it look worst and could I get it done on the NHS if not how much would it be to go private.

Doctor Answers 3

Removal of a mole from the upper lip

The mole can be removed with surgical excision.  The key is to maintain the integrity and natural lines of the white roll on the upper lip margin.

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Removal of a mole on the upper lip

Depending on their size and location, moles on lips can be easily removed in the office by one of two methods. One is a "shave excision" where the mole is actually "shaved off" at a level just below the surface of the skin. The other is an excision with suture closure which uses both dissolving and non-dissolving sutures to give the best cosmetic result. Prices can vary significantly depending upon the method that is used. All methods of surgery will leave a scar but the trick is to minimize the scar using the proper technique.

Mitchell Schwartz, MD
South Burlington Dermatologic Surgeon
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Mole removal

I would recommend that you see a board certified facial plastic surgeon or a dermatologist for an evaluation prior to doing any treatment.

Sam Naficy, MD, FACS
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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