CYST OR MOLE REMOVAL
Cyst or Mole Removal
Cysts and moles are common skin growths that can be bothersome or cosmetically unappealing for some individuals. Fortunately, these growths can often be easily removed by Beverly Hills board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Rosenberg, through a simple and safe procedure.
Cyst removal involves surgically excising the cyst, while mole removal may involve excision or other techniques, such as shave removal or laser therapy. Your surgeon will evaluate your individual needs and goals to determine the most appropriate method for your specific case.
Irritation or discomfort
Suspicious or changing growth
In some cases, a cyst or mole may be suspicious or changing in appearance. Your surgeon may recommend removing to test the tissue for abnormalities or to prevent future issues.
During your consultation, Dr. Rosenberg will evaluate your medical history and the characteristics of the growth to determine the best course of action. A local anesthetic is usually used during the procedure, so you can return home the same day.
After the procedure, you may experience some mild discomfort and swelling in the treated area, treated with pain medication and cold compresses.
Cyst or mole removal can provide numerous advantages, both cosmetic and health-related.
Reduced risk of infection
Early detection of skin cancer
With the advances in surgical techniques, cyst or mole removal can often be performed with minimal scarring. Your surgeon will use the most appropriate method for your individual case to minimize scarring and promote a smooth recovery.
If you are considering cyst or mole removal, it is important to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Rosenberg, to discuss the potential benefits and risks of the procedure. Dr. Rosenberg can evaluate your individual needs and goals and recommend the most appropriate course of action to help you achieve your desired results.
The specific method used to remove a mole or cyst depends on the location, size, and type of the growth, as well as the patient’s individual needs and goals. Here are some common methods used for mole or cyst removal:
Regardless of the method used, local anesthesia is typically used, and the procedure is completed in an outpatient setting. Your surgeon will clean and numb the area before making the incision or using the chosen method to remove the growth. After removal, the area is typically covered with a bandage or dressing, and you will be given detailed instructions on how to care for the area and promote healing.
Recovery time varies depending on the method used and the size of the growth removed. After the procedure, you may experience some mild pain and swelling, which can be managed with pain medication and cold compresses. Our office will schedule a follow-up appointment with Dr. Rosenberg to remove any stitches and evaluate your healing progress.
Mole Removal FAQs
A mole is a common skin growth that can appear anywhere on the body. While most moles are benign, meaning they are not cancerous, it is important to have them examined to see if they exhibit certain characteristics.
Here are some signs that a mole should be examined:
Change in size:
If a mole suddenly grows in size or becomes larger then a pencil eraser, it should be examined.
Change in shape:
If a mole becomes irregular in shape or develops an asymmetrical appearance, it should be examined.
Change in color:
If a mole changes color, becomes darker or lighter, or develops multiple colors, it should be examined.
If a mole has an irregular or blurred border, it should be examined.
Itching, bleeding, or crusting:
If a mole becomes itchy, bleeds, or develops a crust, it should be examined.
If you have a history in the family of skin cancer, you should have your moles examined regularly.
Keep in mind that not all moles that exhibit these characteristics are cancerous, but it is important to have them examined to rule out any potential health issues.
Dr. Rosenberg can perform a simple biopsy to determine if the mole is cancerous and recommend appropriate treatment if necessary. Regular skin checks can help detect potential issues early and promote better overall health.
Yes, some moles can become cancerous. The majority of moles are benign and do not develop into cancer. However, a small percentage of moles can develop into melanoma, which is a type of skin cancer that can be serious and potentially life-threatening if left untreated.
It is important to have any moles that exhibit changes in size, shape, color or texture examined by a dermatologist. Additionally, individuals with a family history of skin cancer or a personal history of previous skin, cancers are at a higher risk of developing melanoma and should have their moles regularly checked by a dermatologist.
Wearing protective clothing, applying sunscreen with at least SPF 30, seeking shade during peak sun hours, and avoiding tanning beds can reduce the risk of developing skin cancer. If you have concerns about a mole or other skin growth, it is important to consult with Beverly Hills board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Rosenberg, for proper evaluation and treatment.
Candidates for mole or cyst removal include individuals who have moles or cysts that are causing discomfort are cosmetically undesirable, or exhibit concerning changes in appearance.
Moles or cysts that are in locations that are constantly irritated by clothing or jewelry, or are prone to infection, can be removed to alleviate discomfort and improve the overall quality of life. Additionally, individuals who have moles or cysts on visible areas of the face or body may want them removed for cosmetic reasons.
If a mole or cyst exhibits concerning changes in appearance, such as changes in size, color, shape, or texture, it may be recommended for removal to rule out any potential health issues, such as skin cancer.
It is important to consult with Beverly Hills board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Rosenberg to determine if mole or cyst removal is appropriate for your individual needs and goals. Dr. Rosenberg can evaluate the specific characteristics of the mole or cyst and recommend the most appropriate method for removal, as well as provide information on potential risks and benefits associated with the procedure.