Mole excision

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Moles are small growths on the skin. Everyone has got moles. Most of them are benign that is they do not cause any problems. The biggest discomfort in most people is that they may be in a location that they do not like.
However, some moles can turn out to be malignant that is they may be cancerous.
According to the Mayo clinic website the unusual moles that may indicate melanoma:
This ABCDE guide can help you determine if a mole or a spot may indicate melanoma or other skin cancers:
• A is for asymmetrical shape. One half is unlike the other half.
• B is for border. Look for moles with irregular, notched or scalloped borders.
• C is for color. Look for growths that have changed color, have many colors or have uneven color.
• D is for diameter. Look for new growth in a mole larger than 1/4 inch (about 6 millimeters).
• E is for evolving. Watch for moles that change in size, shape, color or height, especially if part or all of a mole turns black. Moles may also evolve to develop new signs and symptoms, such as itchiness or bleeding.
If you experience any of the above then a biopsy definitely necessary
Otherwise, the most common reason to remove a mole is the fact they are unsightly. they may grow bigger become more hairy and be a source of distress to the owner.
Mole removal is done under local anaesthesia. Your plastic surgeon will tell you how best to do it so that the scars are minimal to insignificant.