The short answer is yes, you can have a large facial mole surgically removed. The type of surgery will depend on the exact size and location of the mole. Here are a few factors to consider that will determine the extent of the procedure required when removing a mole.
- Shave excision – This type of facial surgery is designed for moles that are raised above the skin. The procedure can be performed in the office with a local anesthetic. The mole is shaved down to skin level. This allows everything to be smooth. Recovery time is minimal, and there should be no scarring.
- Punch biopsy – This is a slightly more invasive technique. However, it is important if the mole needs to be biopsied. It works best for smaller moles. The device that is used punches out a small area around the mole. Usually, a thin, barely visible scar is all that remains after this minimally invasive surgery.
- Excisional surgery – This is the most invasive method of mole removal, and it is only used when a mole is either flat against the skin and is too big for laser surgery or the mole is a malignant form of cancer. In this case, the entire mole is cut out from the skin, and stitches are used to close the wound. Excisional surgery requires the longest recovery time, but it is important when it comes to making sure cancer has been properly removed.
For smaller moles, especially those of a flat nature, laser mole removal is a less invasive option. However, for larger moles, one of the surgeries above is usually the right option. At your consultation, Dr. Alex will help you to weigh your options so that you can select the facial mole surgery that will best meet your personal health and wellness needs.
Facial Mole Surgery on Long Island
For the best options when it comes to facial mole surgery on Long Island, choose NY Face Place. Most of our clients are happy to find that mole removal is a quick and easy procedure that can be performed right here at our state-of-the-art facility. If you are dealing with skin cancer or a particularly large mole, Dr. Alex uses modern techniques to remove the mole as completely as possible while minimizing scarring or recovery time. To learn more or to schedule a consultation today, give NY Face Place a call at 516.294.9454.