Mole Removal Newcastle
Dr. Kim is the North East’s leading specialist surgeon in mole removal, skin cancer and melanoma.
Dr. Kim has built up an excellent reputation as a plastic surgeon throughout the Newcastle area and has vast experience in the removal of moles, cysts, lesions and skin tags, all of which are outpatient procedures that can be performed safely in our clinics.
Dr. Kim is the North East’s leading specialist Plastic surgeon in moles, skin cancer and Melanoma.
All suspicious lesions will be examined using a dermatoscope and the patient will have a full body skin and mole review. The examination will involve regional lymph nodes (glands) to ascertain spread (metastasis).
Tests and management plans will be discussed.
Surgery can be conducted in Newcastle to remove moles, skin tags and cysts. It can be safely conducted in clinics as they are outpatient procedures. Dr. Kim will examine the concerning area using a dermatoscope and will talk you through the treatment options that are available.
Cryotherapy or topical creams may be suitable for benign lesions or early skin cancers. If a small or shallow Basal Cell Carcinoma is suspected, then all that may be required will be a special cream. Most Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Melanoma skin cancers will commonly require removal. Suspicious looking moles will be analysed under a microscope once they have been removed.
A routine biopsy can be used as a treatment to test some abnormal looking moles. The biopsy will be performed under local anaesthetic, meaning that you will be awake but will not feel any pain. This process is vital to determine the correct diagnosis.
The entire treatment is likely to be finished in around 30 minutes but it is reliant upon how many moles, skin tags etc that need to be removed. You will return home the same day as the treatment. Occasionally a wound may be too large to stitch closed so plastic surgery would instead be used to move local skin around it and use it to close the wound. Taking skin from other areas of the body by means of a skin graft can also be used to close the wound.