Mole Checks & Removal
Most of us have moles on our body. The vast majority are inconsequential and have no impact on our daily activities. Occasionally a mole may change in character (size, shape, colour, become raised, itch or bleed). These can be removed if necessary and sent to be analysed. Sometimes a mole may be in an annoying location on the body (bra strap or belt), or a cosmetically sensitive area on the face. These can also be removed as a short local anaesthetic daycase procedure.
It is very common to develop sebaceous cysts on the body, especially the back, face and scalp. These are easily removed as a short local anaesthetic daycase procedure.
These benign skin appendages may irritate, get caught and be unsightly. Multiple skin tags are frequently removed as a short local anaesthetic daycase procedure.
Suspicious skin lesions are always biopsied by either removing the lesion in its entirety or by first performing a small ‘test sample’. Any resultant hole in the skin can then be closed in a number of ways, either by direct suturing, using a skin graft or moving adjacent skin into the defect (local flap). These are most often removed as a short local anaesthetic daycase procedure. Occasionally, further surgery may be required depending on the test results.
Scars can be unsightly of they occurred as a result of an injury, previous surgery or even a tattoo. Scar revisions are often performed under local anaesthesia and can refashion the scar by narrowing it, changing the pattern, or the orientation.