Mole Removal Cleveland and Columbus
Moles are pigmented skin lesions that are composed of melanocytes (cell that make skin pigment). In some cases, moles can be suspicious for atypia (pre-cancer) or melanoma. When atypical moles transition into melanoma they can be dangerous, even life threating. Sun exposure, family history, light colored eyes and hair and some rare medical conditions can be risk factors in the formation of atypical moles. Atypical moles that violate one or more of the ABCDE guidelines can be an increased risk for melanoma and should be biopsied or removed.
Dr. Parry has used his skills as a double board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon to remove and repair hundreds of atypical mole and melanoma cases over the past 6 years
A-Asymmetry (when half of the mole does not match the other half)
B-Border (when the border edges of the mole are ragged or irregular)
C-Color (when the color of the mole varies throughout, or the color changes)
D- Diameter (if the mole’s diameter is larger than 6mm or the size of a pencil eraser)
E- Evolving (change in size, shape and color)
If you have a mole that violates one of more of the ABCDE warning signs you should immediately be seen and evaluated by a physician. Oftentimes, a biopsy will be performed the day of your visit, and treatment will be based on the pathology of the lesion.
Dr. Parry will use his cosmetic skills as a double board certified facial plastic and reconstruction surgeon to ensure the best cosmetic outcome is achieved in mole removal
How much downtime can I expect?
Most patients can return to work the same day as the biopsy surgery. Sutures are removed 4 to 10 days depending on the size and the location.
Does insurance cover the treatment of mole removal by a facial plastic surgeon?
Will there be additional charges for a cosmetic closure?
No, Dr. Parry always uses the best cosmetic techniques to ensure the finest outcome possible.
How much pain will I experience post-operative?
Post-operative pain is minimal and most patients will only require over the counter pain relievers, or mild prescription pain medications prescribed by Dr. Parry.
Have more questions?
During your consultation, Dr. Parry will discuss a Cleveland mole removal and repair in greater detail. Contact us today to arrange your Cleveland facial plastic surgery consultation.
Always trust your face to a double board certified, fellowship trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon