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.
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"She is one of the two best doctors in the world! Dr. Spann is kind and oh so smart; she is caring and oh so compassionate. Her intelligence far exceeds what I expected from anyone! She has saved my life literally on several occasions from skin cancer. I adore her and so will you!"- K.M. / Yelp / Feb 18, 2020
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"I can not say enough about both Dr. Marvin Spann and Dr. Candace Spann. Let's start with Dr. M., I met him 24 hours before my bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction surgery. I don't care for male Dr.'s, will go out of my way not to see them, but when cancers involved, you don't always have a choice. Honestly I'm grateful that he ended up on my side, months of visits, 2 surgeries and I got a beautiful pair of foobs. As far as him blowing off infections, haha I developed one and had more added appointments than I wanted. Now to Dr. C, I originally made an appointment to get my skin checked, and while there she pointed out 3 things, one of which was flared up thanks to one of my medications. I had been suffering for months, my skin and I thank her. Then I went back for Botox and filler, best choice I've made. My husband also sees Dr. C. He had a spot she didn't like, she cut it out and his back looks just fine. I always say there's a reason for everything, so for me cancer added 2 amazing doctors that actually care to my side, and in Vegas that's hard to find."- J.G. / Yelp / Feb 10, 2020
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 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.
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
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.