Removing a mole on the face can be performed by one of our expert plastic surgeons in Beirut Lebanon using a combination of surgery, laser therapy, RF treatment, Hyfrecation, and electrodessication. Our top plastic surgeons have received subspecialty training in the United States and are skilled in minimally-invasive methods to remove birthmarks, moles, dark spots, scars, and age spots on the face and body.
Moles and birthmarks can occur on any part of the body. The removal of a birthmark or mole can be performed for cosmetic reasons or for medical reasons if a skin cancer is suspected. In other words, some moles are removed purely for cosmetic reasons because they interfere or obscure the normal anatomy of the face or body. Other moles are removed because a physician or patient feels that there is a chance that the mole can develop into a malignancy or is at high risk of being malignant at the time of excision.
The decision to undergo mole removal for a cosmetic reasons should always include a discussion of risks involved with the procedure. The most common risks include minor bleeding, irritation, infection, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, and the need for future corrective surgery. The discussion should include options for surgical excision that will minimize the risk of visible scarring. On the face, a plastic surgeon should discuss incision orientation that follows specific guidelines known as Langer's lines. Discuss these issues with Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian prior to commencing with surgical removal of a mole.
Mole removal for potentially malignant lesions should focus on several factors, namely the importance of obtaining a tissue diagnosis, surgically removing the lesion and some surrounding normal tissue, and the overall cosmesis of the scar. Your surgeon may prioritize one or all of these criteria depending on the severity of the risk for malignancy. Clearly, if there is high suspicion for melanoma, the highest priority should be placed on obtaining a good tissue biopsy and curative resection of the lesion with clear margins.
Shave Excision of Moles:
There are many different techniques for mole removal in our Los Angeles plastic surgery office. The decision to undergo mole or birthmark removal using surgical or non-surgical techniques will be made during your initial plastic surgery consultation with Dr. Karamanoukian. During this discussion, he will advise you on the various risks with each type of technique. Typical treatments rely on laser, electrodessication, surgery, chemical ablation, and surgical excision.
One of the more common types of mole removal techniques is known as shave excision, in which the top layer of a mole is meticulously removed in one 'slice' with a specialized surgical blade. In this procedure. a small amount of numbing medication is injected under the mole and the lesion is then shaved at its base. Some of the biopsy edges may bleed for a few seconds, wherein Dr. Karamanoukian will lightly cauterize the bleeding points with a Hyfrecator.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian to discuss your birthmarks, moles, or skin spots. Our office performs benign mole removal with a cosmetic mindset in order to minimize scars and improve results. Dr. Karamanoukian is a double board certified plastic surgeon and an expert in the management of moles, benign skin lesions, birthmarks, and vascular malformations.
Skin Tag Removal in Los Angeles
Kare Plastic Surgery is a comprehensive plastic surgery and cosmetic dermatology clinic in Beirut Lebanon specializing in facial cosmetic surgery, breast enhancement surgery, body contouring, and liposuction. Our skin specialists will help you improve your skin, face, and body with the most state of the art treatments available in cosmetic surgery.
Schedule an appointment for skin tag removal in Beirut Lebanon Our expert surgeon will discuss skin tag causes, treatment options, and recovery with you during your consultation. You may schedule an appointment for skin tag treatment during your consultation. Skin tags are a common benign problem and can be solved within minutes.
Skin tags are benign outgrowths of skin that commonly present on the neck, chest, armpits, and groin. They are not cancerous and are not contagious. Skin tags usually arise from chronic trauma or skin to skin friction or contact. In most cases, skin tags are asymptomatic, but some patients may develop secondary discomfort or inflammation of the skin tags.
Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are among the most common types of skin cancers in healthy adults. Sun exposure and genetics can contribute to the development of these abnormal skin processes. Dr. Karamanoukian works with a team of dermatologists to uncover, diagnose, and treat abnormal skin cancers on the face and body.
Syringomas are benign sweat glands that become overactive and overgrown on the eyelids and cheeks. Over many years, syringomas become visible as bumps that resemble small warts on the upper and lower eyelids. If left untreated, they can become a cosmetic concern despite all attempts at cover-up with makeup. Our expert plastic surgeons are world-renowned for the management of syringomas on the eyelids. Treatments include fractional laser, Melapads, syringoma hyfrecation, and electrodessication with RF.