Which type of specialist should I see to perform an excision removal of a mole on my face?Plastic Surgery Aesthetic Medicine Mole Removal
First – at the risk of sounding ridiculous – maybe consult your astrology expert as people around you (your parents included) may be annoyed at you removing moles near the mouth (apparently good luck).
Generally (from what I see in my patients) a excision biopsy may leave a small tiny scar when done by dermatologists.
Even when plastic surgeons do it, there is a risk of scarring. If it does happen, you could do fractional laser to reduce it.
A consultation by a plastic surgeon is typically about $120 – $150. The cost of excision for something so small can be $300 and up. It would be good to check prices before you commit.
If you are planning to excise the mole using surgical method, then your alternatives are :
1. Plastic Surgeons (facial, body and burns surgeons who specialize on reconstruction and aesthetic surgery)
2. Facial Plastic Surgeons (ENT surgeons who specialize in facial reconstruction and/or aesthetic surgery)
3. Oral-Maxillo-Facial Surgeons (Oral Maxillo Facial dental specialist surgeons who specialize in facial reconstruction and/or aesthetic surgery)
These 3 would be your best bets, do call up to check prices first after googling for a suitable surgeon.
If you’re considering ablative laser, then dermatologists and GPs who are highly interested in laser treatments would be adequate.
Prices can vary from $150-500 for laser treatment, and $500-1500 for excision biopsy.
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