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 had a great experience last year when I had a cosmetic procedure, so when I needed to have a skin cancer removed from my lower leg I went to Dr. Foley. He clearly communicated what I'd experience during the surgery and asked throughout the procedure whether I was comfortable. It eliminated the anxiety I had felt about the procedure. He promptly followed up with me on the results of the biopsy. I have complete confidence in his talent and his genuine personal concern for the patient."- S.B. / Healthgrades / Dec 05, 2018
"Really great and kind surgeon!"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Sep 16, 2018
"Dr. Foley is an Excellent Surgeon - I could not have hoped for a better outcome! Dr. Foley is very precise and highly skilled. My biggest regret is I didn’t come talk to him sooner. My boobs now look like they belong in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition!"- L. / RealSelf / Sep 13, 2018
"I am so grateful to have the good fortune to end up in Dr. Foley's very good hands. I had undergone breast reconstruction with a different plastic surgeon 10 years ago and had a disappointing cosmetic outcome. I disliked feeling vain and insufficiently grateful for the help that I got, and was reluctant to seek another surgeon's help. I am so glad that I did. Dr. Foley is very kind and sensitive and collaborative, and so very skilled and invested in an optimal outcome for his patients."- C.H. / Healthgrades / Aug 21, 2018
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
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.
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.