Couture Explains Mole Removal
Cosmetic Mole Removal is a procedure to remove unsightly and bothersome moles. A mole that is too large, too dark, bumpy, or is located in a visible area of the body, may be considered for removal. It is recommended that individuals who desire Mole Removal consult with a dermatologist first to ensure that the mole in question is non-cancerous. While the majority of moles are benign, it’s better to be safe. At Couture Dermatology & Plastic Surgery, Las Vegas board-certified dermatologists, Dr. Candace Spann, Dr. Grace Kim, or Deedra Meyers, PA-C can safely and effectively remove any mole that is in question. However, certain moles may require a cosmetic approach to avoid irregular lines, scarring and skin discoloration. If that is the case, Las Vegas board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Marvin Spann will consult with you regarding your options for a plastic surgery procedure. Simply contact our office today to schedule your consultation!
Skin Cancer Removal
Skin cancer is the most common cancer worldwide. Early detection is critical to successful treatment.
Dr. Candace Spann, Dr. Grace Kim, and Deedra Meyers, PA-C, treat patients of all ages and skin colors for many skin conditions, including skin cancer. While there are many types of skin cancer, one of the most dangerous is that which originates from a mole. If you have a mole that is a cause for more than just a cosmetic concern,we highly encourage you to schedule an appointment to discuss your concerns and evaluate any suspicious growths. Our physicians may choose to biopsy the area to confirm a diagnosis. If caught early enough, we can usually remove the cancerous mole during an office visit. In more advanced cases, we may recommend further treatment, including a more advanced surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy. If you have noticed any unusual changes to your moles, it is important that you schedule an appointment for a thorough skin analysis today.
"I could not be more pleased with my results. I would recommend Dr. Spann without hesitation."- Anonymous / Other / Jul 13, 2020
"Thank you Dr. Marvin Spann for the wonderful job you did on my breast surgery and Liposuction!!! The results far exceed any expectation I held! I look and feel amazing!!! My clothes fit better, I carry myself more confidently, and I'm constantly receiving compliments on how I look. Friends and coworkers can't pinpoint the reason, and they can't get over how great I look ;) I started offering to show my breasts to everyone after surgery because I was so happy with, and proud of, the results!!! Dr. Spann's is phenomenal! Every single person who has seen my breasts, post surgery, both clothed and unclothed is floored. The comment I get most is "They look real!". Can't get better than that! Dr. Spann was attentive and his perfectionist nature meant every detail was thought about and my breasts were perfectly executed. I did not experience too much pain and was back to work (being mindful) a week later!!! I was worried that because of my liposuction I would be badly bruised and have significant pain (a friend had it done 6 months earlier (NOT BY Dr. Spann) and she was bruise beyond recognition and in pain for weeks and weeks following her procedure)). My experience could not have been more different! My bruising was minimal, as was my pain. The compression garment that I was given allowed for using the restroom without having to take it on and off, which is brilliant and saved me a lot of discomfort! The results? Wow! WOW!!! For me it was transformative both physically and mentally! I now wear skinny jeans, something that would have NEVER happened before. Finally, thank you to the wonderful staff for their professionalism and skill in making my journey through this process, effortless. The office is beautiful. You are greeted as you walk through the door by the lovely reception team. Everyone I interacted with was kind, patient and available throughout the process beginning to end. They were never bothered to answer questions and always returned calls promptly."- N.B. / Yelp / Apr 12, 2020
"Wonderful service from initial consultation to follow up post-op. Dr. Spann is kind, helpful and professional and made me feel more than comfortable throughout the entire process. I highly recommend him and his team for their service and exceptional work. I am thrilled with my results and thankful to them!"- C.C. / Yelp / Apr 06, 2020
"Dr Spann is one of the most compassionate doctors I have met in a long time. And as a chronic illness patient - I see A LOT of doctors. She is knowledgeable beyond just dermatology. She spent time with, answered all of my questions, and promised to get to the bottom of a very complex health issue I have going on. She is willing to confer with many other doctors to figure this out and instead of writing me off or passing me along (like every other doctor has in town, she’s offering different paths to get to the answer. She said we won’t stop til we figure this out. She is so much more than just a dermatologist! Her staff was exceptional (esp. Lydia) as well, very communicative and helpful. I can’t thank my friend enough for recommending me to her. It’s hard to find rare gem doctors like her!"- N.B. / Google / Mar 05, 2020
"While it is true that I did not leave the office 40 years younger, any thinner and/or smarter, (I really was not actually expecting any magical transformation), it was great. So when I was seen on time, treated well, given excellent consultation and no one made fun of my big big silly sun hat, I began to think I must be loosing my touch at being an insufferable windbag of a patient. Well at least they are giving me the chance to try again at my next visit. Thanks for that."- W.M. / Google / Feb 26, 2020
Mole Removal Surgical Technique
A Mole Removal procedure can be simple or complex depending on the depth, size and location of the mole. Once numb, the surgeon will use a scalpel to cut around the mole and a small border of skin surrounding it. Every effort will be made to create a clean incision line and to remove only the necessary amount of tissue. Sutures are usually placed deep within the skin. Some moles are flush to the skin and may be removed using a shaving or laser method. Moles that have depth or cover an area larger than 2mm will require a scalpel removal.
Mole Removal During/After Surgery
Mole Removal surgery is an outpatient procedure performed under local anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility. The procedure typically takes about 30 minutes to complete, but this time will vary by case. Most patients will find recovery following mole removal is fairly easy. Smaller moles will typically not cause discomfort while larger moles requiring a sizeable amount of sutures will. The area of skin where the mole was removed will scab over within a couple of weeks. Patients will be given a scar treatment protocol to maximize the results.
Mole Removal Expected Cost
The cost for Mole Removal varies depending on the size of the mole removed and the extent of the procedure. Fees may range between $375-$1,500 per mole. Non-cancerous mole removals are considered cosmetic. Therefore, most insurance providers will not cover the cost of the removal process.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $375 - $1,500
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 Minutes - 1 Hour
- Procedure Recovery Location
- Office Visit
Couture FAQs Mole Removal
Common Moles Removed?
If a mole is truly bothersome, it may be considered for Mole Removal. This particular mole may be dark, bumpy, large or simply annoying. From a health standpoint, any mole that is “changing” should be removed. This includes those with irregular borders, mixed pigmentation, and those that are crusted, bleeding, or growing.
Will I Have a Bad Scar?
Unfortunately, scarring is a part of Mole Removal surgery. For this reason, patients worried about the scarring should seek out a plastic surgeon. Trained surgeons understand not only how to safely remove the mole, but how to incorporate techniques to minimize scarring for the best result.
Will Insurance Pay?
Insurance will not cover the cost if the Mole Removal is performed purely for cosmetic reasons. However, if the mole is believed to be cancerous, then insurance may cover a portion of the removal. We suggest having the mole assessed by a dermatologist. If Mole Removal is recommended, this can be addressed with your insurance provider prior to seeking out a plastic surgeon.