About Mole Removal
Thousands of men and women have moles in unwanted areas of their body like the face, chin, or neck. There are multiple reasons for this occurrence, such as sun exposure and genetics. However, it can cause individuals to feel embarrassed or self-conscious about their body. Board-certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Theodore T. Foley, is proud to offer mole removal at Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery of Central Pennsylvania in Camp Hill, PA. This procedure surgically removes unsightly moles from various areas of the body. If you have a mole or multiple moles that need to be removed, Dr. Foley will be happy to consult with you to create a personalized treatment plan.
"Best plastic surgeon in the area! After exploring several options, I chose Dr. Foley because he was very qualified and knowledgeable. He was caring, professional and did a great job. He talked me through the procedure step by step. His staff was amazing and caring as well. He made sure I was pain free the entire time and put me at ease. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking plastic surgery."- Anonymous / Office Visit / Jun 28, 2017
"I was referred to Dr. Foley through a friend for removal of basal cell cancer on my upper lip. Originally, I was scheduled for MOHS through dermatology at a local medical teaching facility. The EOB - for the teaching facility - for the biopsy and initial visit showed very high charges, including a "facility fee" of over $700. I was informed that I had to wait almost five months for the procedure. That's when I started looking for alternatives. Thankfully, I found Dr. Foley. Cancer removed, clean edges, no scar and the procedure was done the week I called for an appointment. The cost? A small fraction of what is charged at the medical teaching facility. Did I mention the staff? Very professional and friendly. Lesson learned - getting the best health care solution does not have to be expensive."- M.S. / Yelp / Mar 06, 2020
"I was referred to Dr. Foley through a friend for removal of basal cell cancer on my upper lip. Originally, I was scheduled for MOHS through dermatology at a local medical teaching facility. The..."- M.S. / Yahoo / Mar 06, 2020
"Having breast cancer was devastating. I was referred to Dr. Foley for my reconstruction surgery. I didn't realize how lucky I was. Dr. Foley's staff is so friendly and caring. You feel comfortable from the get go. Dr. Foley answers all your questions, explains everything in detail, and does an excellent job of putting you at ease through the entire process. He will patiently work with you to get you the exact results that you desire. I couldn't be happier with my outcome. I would highly recommend Dr. Foley."- L.D. / Facebook / Feb 05, 2020
"Having breast cancer was devastating. I was referred to Dr. Foley for my reconstruction surgery. I didn't realize how lucky I was. Dr. Foley's staff is so friendly and caring. You feel comfortable from the get go. Dr. Foley answers all your questions, explains everything in detail, and does an excellent job of putting you at ease through the entire process. He will patiently work with you to get you the exact results that you desire. I couldn't be happier with my outcome. I would highly recommend Dr. Foley."- L.D. / Google / Feb 05, 2020
Best Candidates for Mole Removal
You are a great candidate for mole removal surgery if you are in good health and:
- Have one or more moles on your body
- Wish to remove your moles
- Feel embarrassed by your moles
- Constantly try to hide your moles
- Avoid taking pictures
What To Expect with Mole Removal
Excision and shaving are the two most common techniques used to remove moles. During excision, the mole will be surgical removed or cut, but this may require stitches that leave a small scar. The shave method utilizes a scalpel to scrape or cut the mole and does not require stitches. Treatment methods will be dependent on the depth, location, and number of moles you have. During your consultation, the surgeon will discuss the best and most optimal course of treatment. The overall goal is to safely remove moles from unwanted areas to create a smooth, clear appearance. The length of the procedure is determined by your condition, but commonly takes 30 – 60 minutes.
Mole Removal Other Considerations
Before undergoing mole removal surgery, you should consult with your doctor on the best methods for treatment. Although excision eliminates unsightly moles, it may leave behind a scar that is sometimes larger than the mole. Most patients receive scar revision surgery to reduce the appearance of mole scarring. Typically, patients prefer the shave method because it removes raised moles without scaring but it could leave behind the pigmented appearance of a mole. It’s important to inform yourself about both procedure options and to have realistic expectations. Mole removal surgery does not prevent future moles from occurring or moles that have been removed from potentially reoccurring.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $450
- Recovery Time
- 0 - 1 Day
Stop hiding your body with big globs of makeup and heavy clothing. If you have an unsightly mole or several moles that you’d like to be removed, call our office to schedule your consultation today.
Cost of Mole Removal
Prices are subject to change and are our current estimate of the price which is inclusive of physician, facility, anesthesia at a surgical center. Some procedures, which do not require anesthesia, may be done at our office and would not then entail an anesthesia fee. If patients need to have their surgery at a hospital, prices are typically more expensive and will be outlined after consultation.