View Full Version : mole removal on face/?'S

07-04-2006, 03:51 PM
I have a "beauty mark" on my right side like Madonna had. It has lightened quite a bit over the years and I am kind of interested in getting it removed but concerned about getting a scar on my face. Has anyone ever had a mole removed from their face? I plan on going to a dermatologist as soon as I start working in August.

07-05-2006, 06:56 PM
I am actually going to get one removed from my face on the 18th by a plastic surgeon. I first went to a dermatologist, but they referred me to a plastic surgeon because they didn't want to risk scarring. My dermatologist said when it involves the face, you should go to a plastic surgeon.:)

07-06-2006, 10:21 AM
Exactly what my daughter did. She went to her dermatologist, who then sent her to a reputable plastic surgeon. She had 2 moles taken off her face and one on her chest. Everything went well. I don't think any good dermatologist would take a mole off the face - you need a specialist for that.

07-09-2006, 10:42 AM
Wow! I never would have thought! Thanks so much! That really helps.

07-09-2006, 01:04 PM
Well, I had two removed from my face by a dermatologist and it went very well. No scarring, no problems.

07-31-2006, 12:21 PM
Susanna_29.......I have not had any removed but I am seriously considering having one near my top lip removed.

Titchou...I am comtemplating having a mole shaved off that is above my lip. I have had it forever. It is very raised. I asked my derm about it today and he said yes he could shave it down and make it flat. The bottom part of it is almost on the lip line. I was afraid that it being so close to my lip that I would need to go to a plastic surgeon. However he said today he would do it in his office and insurance would most likely pay for it as he would send it out to pathology to have it looked at. I was happy to read your post that you had good luck with your derm in removing yours. Do you mind telling us what method he used to remove it? Did he shave it? or use the loop method? How long did it take to heal?