Facial Mole Removal

Q: Dr. Eppley, do you do mole removals on the face? I have several raised moles on my face that I would like to see about removing. Is the cost for it per mole?  I have one about the size of a pencil eraser and the others are smaller. Do you have before and after pictures of facial mole removal procedures? I’m worried about the scarring and not sure if it is worth it. 

A: Every plastic surgeon does facial mole removal which is done in the office under local anesthesia in most cases. Your facial picture which makes it very clear as to your facial mole issues and their large number. I could easily identify three facial moles (right face, right nose and right upper lip) and probably six that would benefit by removal. While every faoial mole removal does leave a very fine scar in its wake, this would seem to be of less significance than what they are replacing based on your picture and the sized and location of the moles. In general a small flat scar is usually better than a raised darkly pigmented mole which often can have hair growth associated with it.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana