Do you have a mole you feel self-conscious about and want to get rid of?
Beauty marks aren’t something you should feel the need to conceal…
That is why, at Canova Medical in Wilmslow, Cheshire, we perform mole removal surgery and help you feel more confident in your appearance. Our medical experts will ensure you receive the treatment that best suits your needs to effectively address any of your beauty concerns.
Why choose Canova Medical as your clinic for your surgery?
- Enjoy VIP discretion: You’ll never see another patient at Canova Medical, so your mole removal surgery will be performed in utter confidence.
- Highly experienced team: Not only is the quality of the products important but so is the experience of the Surgeon who will be performing your procedure. The Canova Medical team is skilled, qualified, and experienced – you can meet the team here.
- Results that you’ll love: Whether you want dramatic results or subtle results… the choice is yours. You can see what our patients say about us here.
- Pre-treatment Consultation: In order for our Surgeon to give you the results you need, he will take the time to know you and your preferences. This takes place at a one-hour treatment consultation; the entire appointment will be with the Surgeon who will be performing your surgery.
Your mole removal questions answered…
Here’s some information to help you decide if shave or excision surgery is right for you, though this will be covered in far more detail at your Consultation. If you have any other questions, please do contact us. Our friendly team is here to help guide you! Reclaim confidence in your appearance. With our mole removal procedure in Cheshire, you can be sure to gain a significant confidence boost.
What is shave and excision mole removal?
Shave and excision mole removals are a painless surgical procedure that involves the removal of moles by shaving or smoothening them down with a razor-like instrument. The entire procedure just takes a few minutes to complete and requires no stitches, leaving behind only a tiny scar. The wound may take up to four weeks to heal and may still be visible afterwards but the final scar will not be very noticeable so long as you practice proper post-procedure aftercare.
What is the difference between shave and excision?
Moles that protrude from the skin can be ‘shaved’ off under local anaesthetic. A surgical blade is used to remove the mole down to slightly beneath the surface of the skin leaving a pink indent that should fade with time.
Most suitable for larger moles where regrowth is a concern. Excision is performed under local anaesthetic and involves the surgical removal of the mole along with a small border of normal surrounding skin. This procedure requires a stitch to close the skin, leaving a small scar that will fade over time.
Who is a good candidate for the surgery?
You may be considered a good candidate for the surgery if your moles are on the surface level and are not set too deep. Your candidacy will be determined at your consultation however, deep-set or suspicious-looking moles will need to be assessed by a dermatologist prior to carrying out any form of cosmetic treatment.
What else can I expect at the Consultation?
As well as understanding the extent of your cosmetic concerns, your Surgeon will assess your overall physical health. Any medical conditions will be discussed and evaluated, to ensure that you are a good candidate for shave or excision surgery. The Surgeon will also pay particular attention to any skin conditions you may have. Depending on your medical history, your Surgeon may suggest other alternatives for mole removal.
Are there any side effects associated with the surgery?
Side effects are expected to be minimal so long as proper aftercare is followed post-procedure. However, some side effects that may be experienced include:
- Skin pigmentation
- Poor wound healing
Are the results permanent?
As the procedure involves the removal of minimal tissue, there may be a reoccurrence of the mole. As such, there are cases where the results might not be permanent and may require further treatment should reoccurrence take place.
Who performs the surgery?
Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon, Dr Apostolos Vlachogiorgos MD MSc, will perform your mole removal procedure in our clinic.
He has a special interest in Aesthetic Surgery and has worked for many years at the Christie Hospital in Manchester, where he has gained massive experience in Complex Skin Cancer Surgery. Over the last few years, he has also performed a great number of minor cosmetic surgeries, including mole removal, cysts, lipomas and keloids.
Dr Vlachogiorgos has a rich academic background, with a series of publications and active participation in International Plastic Surgery conferences, while he remains a Lecturer at the Queen Mary University of London.
He is known amongst his patients for his holistic and detailed consultations, his perfectionism, and his precision.
How much does mole removal cost?
The prices start from:
£495 for shave mole
£595 for excision mole
The consultation costs only £90 and lasts 30 minutes.
During your initial assessment we will discuss your options and provide an exact cost for your procedure. And if you are interested in spreading the cost monthly, we can help you with that too. Our GoCardless options are perfect: no interests, no hidden costs. Simple!
How do I prepare for the mole removal treatment?
You will be fully informed about what the dos and don’ts before the procedure and any precautions regarding medications and smoking.
These are guidelines that you should follow to help ensure that your treatment will go smoothly and without any complications.
Is there anything I need to do before the surgery?
You will be fully informed about what you need to do before the procedure; however, minimal preparation is usually needed prior to getting mole shave excision done. In general, you will be asked to regularly wear SPF and avoid exposure to the sun as much as possible in the weeks before the surgery.
What happens during the surgery?
During surgery, a local anaesthetic will be injected into the treatment area(s) to ensure you feel no pain throughout the procedure. The mole(s) will then undergo careful removal using a razor-like instrument after which a bandage is then applied to the surgical sites. You may experience minimal discomfort soon after the procedure is complete; however, this will gradually subside over time.
What happens after the surgery?
Patients are usually able to resume their regular activities soon after the procedure is done and the surgical areas can be expected to heal over as little as one week or up to as long as four weeks. Beyond this time, it may be possible for pigmentation to appear in the treated sites as well as mole regrowth. Such cases will require you to schedule follow-up sessions with your Surgeon to see what can be done.
What does the aftercare look like?
While you will be given all the aftercare instructions you need after the surgery, you will typically be advised to:
- Take painkillers as prescribed to help minimise discomfort
- Apply Vaseline to the wound(s) after getting the bandages removed to keep the area moist until it heals
- Avoid soaking the wounds when swimming or taking long baths for at least a week
- Massage the treated areas with topical creams or oils after about two weeks post-procedure to minimise scarring visibility
- Consult your Surgeon should any pain or redness persist for longer than expected
What is the wound healing process like?
- For the first three days, you may notice some redness and inflammation in the treated sites. This is completely normal and will gradually subside as the healing stage progresses. While you may experience some degree of discomfort, it will lessen over time. Should any discomfort continue to persist, please do contact us in order to get this addressed as soon as possible.
- Over the next seven days or so, you will notice that the centre of the wound appears to have a yellow-greenish hue to it while the edges are red. You should be experiencing minimal to no discomfort at this point.
- The fortnight after the procedure should allow enough time for the wound to heal significantly — it should appear entirely red at this stage.
- Over the following two weeks, the wound should heal adequately to the point where its appearance will slowly start to fade and become much smoother.
- During the next two months, you should notice the wound turning pink from its previously reddish hue. If you happen to notice some lumpiness in the treated areas, it may indicate an overhealing wound. As such, you should reach out to us immediately so your Surgeon can assess exactly what is happening and provide advice as to how to proceed.
- Nine months after the procedure should start to see the scar tissue gradually blending with your skin tone. There may also be a possibility for some brown pigmentation to appear at the treated sites. Should this happen, do contact us to have this addressed quickly and without delay.
What if I have any other questions?
Please contact the friendly team at Canova Medical – we’d be delighted to help you and answer any questions you may have.
What’s the next step?
The next step is to arrange a Consultation. This will be with the Surgeon who’ll be performing your surgery. He will take the time to get to know you and your desired outcomes; obtain your medical history; and make recommendations based on your specific needs.