MOLE REMOVAL & SCAR REVISION SURGERY

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Little lumps and bumps like moles and cysts can sometimes be aesthetically concerning, especially when they are located on prominent areas like the face.  Likewise, previous surgeries or injuries may create displeasing scars which are redder, wider, thicker, or indented relative to your surrounding skin.  Microneedling, lasers, chemical peeling, fillers, and/or surgery may all be helpful treatment strategies.  At the time of your consultation, Dr. Li will analyze your skin lesions and/or scars in detail and discuss a treatment plan to addresses your aesthetic concerns.

KEY POINTS

SURGERY UNDER GENERAL OR LOCAL ANESTHETIC

GO HOME THE SAME DAY (DAY SURGERY)

RETURN TO NORMAL ACTIVITIES IMMEDIATELY

HAVE A PLASTIC SURGEON PERFORM YOUR TREATMENT

REMOVE UNWANTED SKIN LESIONS OR SPOTS

REVISE AND IMPROVE UNDESIRABLE SCARS

HAVE ACCESS TO MULTIPLE TREATMENT MODALITIES

BOOST YOUR BODY IMAGE AND SELF-ESTEEM

WHAT TO EXPECT BEFORE SURGERY

  • You will be evaluated by Dr. Li at the time of your initial consultation to determine if Skin Lesion or Scar Revision Surgery is the best option for you

  • You will need to complete testing before surgery, which may include a physical with your PCP/primary physician, blood work, and an ECG

  • Prescriptions for your surgery will be sent to your local pharmacy, please obtain these medications ahead of time and bring them to your surgery

  • A deposit is required to secure your surgery date

  • Full payment is required 2 weeks before surgery; payment options include cash, cashier's check, or credit through Alphaeon or CareCredit

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER SURGERY

  • General anesthesia can sometimes cause generalized body soreness and fatigue for a couple of days

  • Maximum discomfort will occur in the first few days after surgery and gradually improve

  • You will need to use ice packs after surgery to decrease swelling

  • You will not be allowed to engage in any significant exercise (e.g. running, lifting weights) for 1 week

  • You may experience temporary bruising, swelling, numbness, or a burning sensation involving your face; bruising and swelling takes several weeks to improve; numbness takes a couple months to normalize

  • Scars may be red and firm for approximately 6 months before they soften and fade