Mole Removal Surgery: Overview, Procedure, Risks, and Recovery
Moles are a common feature on many people’s bodies and faces. While some consider them attractive, others may feel self-conscious about their appearance. If you are unhappy with the look or placement of your moles, we offer safe and straightforward mole removal surgery.
Our team of mole removal specialists will quickly guide you through the process, leaving you confident and satisfied. The procedure is painless and results in no visible scarring, so you can enjoy the smooth and clear skin you desire.
What is mole removal?
Mole removal is a cosmetic procedure that involves the removal of a mole, typically for aesthetic purposes. Moles are common skin growths that can appear on any part of the body and vary in size, shape, and colour. While most moles are harmless, some individuals may wish to have them removed for cosmetic reasons or if the mole presents a risk of developing into skin cancer.
Who should get mole removal?
Anyone concerned about the appearance of a mole or has a mole that is atypical or causing discomfort may be a good candidate for mole removal. However, it is essential to consult a qualified specialist to determine if mole removal is the best option.
How long does it take for mole removal to recover?
The healing time after mole removal can vary depending on the removal technique used and the size and location of the mole. Generally, the area takes around 1-2 weeks to heal completely. During this time, it is essential to follow the aftercare instructions provided by your specialist to ensure the best possible healing experience.
What are the risks and side effects of mole removal?
Mole removal is a generally safe procedure, but there are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Potential risks include infection, bleeding, scarring, and changes in skin pigmentation. Your specialist will provide detailed information about the risks and side effects associated with your procedure.
What to do before mole removal?
Before your mole removal procedure, your specialist will provide detailed instructions on preparing for the procedure. This may include avoiding certain medications, avoiding alcohol consumption, and stopping smoking if you are a smoker. It is essential to follow these instructions carefully to ensure the best possible outcome.
What happens during mole removal?
The mole removal procedure will depend on the size and location of the mole, as well as the removal technique used. The area will generally be numbed with a local anaesthetic before the mole is removed. The mole may be removed using a shave removal technique or by cutting it out. After the mole is removed, the area will be cleaned and a dressing may be applied.
What to do after mole removal?
After your mole removal procedure, following the aftercare instructions provided by your specialist is essential. This may include keeping the area clean and dry, avoiding direct sunlight on the area, and avoiding strenuous activities that may irritate the area. It is also essential to monitor the area for any signs of infection or abnormal healing and to contact your specialist if you have any concerns.
How much is mole removal?
The cost of mole removal can vary depending on factors such as the size and location of the mole and the type of removal technique used. At Tempus Belgravia, our mole removal procedures start at £495, but we provide individualised pricing during your consultation to ensure that you receive accurate pricing based on your unique needs.
Skin Tag Removal
Skin tags are small skin-colored growths that appear on our skin. They can be various different sizes, and they can often be found around your neck, armpits, or even near the groin. They usually don’t cause pain or discomfort, and they’re not contagious or dangerous. However, they can sometimes feel strange on your skin or look unsightly. With help from our specialists, removing an unwanted skin tag is simple and painless.
Can skin tags be a problem?
In most cases, a skin tag is harmless and won’t cause pain or discomfort. However, they can sometimes affect your appearance or self-esteem, and they might cause small problems such as being uncomfortable when you wear certain clothes. Skin tags can sometimes fall off on their own, but they can also be removed with a procedure.
However, attempting to remove skin tags on your own can cause a lot of bleeding, so it’s best to speak with a trained specialist first.
How are skin tags removed?
The most common methods of removing a skin tag are excision removal and cryotherapy. Excisions cut away the skin tag with local anesthetic, making it a quick and painless procedure. Cryotherapy attempts to freeze the skin tag with liquid nitrogen, thus killing the cells and helping it fall off naturally.
If you’d like to learn more about skin tag removal, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our expert team of patient advisors at Tempus Belgravia today.
Keloid Scar Removal
When your skin breaks, the body releases collagen to help heal and strengthen the wound. Over months, more and more collagen is released, making the scar lumpy or raised. If you want help reducing the visibility of your scar, consider the following treatments to start your journey to scar removal.
What Treatments Are Available?
Several cutting-edge treatments can reduce the appearance of scars and lead to almost total scar removal:
- Microneedling – cosmetic procedure that involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny, sterile needles
- Laser therapy – non-ablative laser therapy stimulates the growth of new collagen, while ablative laser surgery helps to remove the scarred area of skin
When Will I See Results?
Microneedling will leave your skin more sensitive than usual for few days. Once the skin calms down, you should start to see the results of your treatment, although a course of treatments is normally recommended. Laser surgery can take place over multiple sessions and visible results will be noticeable after the first few months of treatment.
What Is The Recovery Time?
After microneedling, you may notice some redness, minor irritation or sunburn like feeling for couple of days. This is completely normal and usually subsides within 24 – 48 hours. You may return to work immediately after the treatment if you feel comfortable. Some people may also experience peeling which usually starts 3 – 5 days after the treatment. Bruising, swelling and rough skin will usually resolve naturally within 7 days. You should avoid sports for up to a six-week period. Laser treatment for scar removal has about a week of recovery time for each session.
Scar Removal Treatments With A High Success Rate
The availability of some of the world’s most well-known laser technologies at Tempus Belgravia facilitates the provision of highly effective scar removal treatments that can help you significantly reduce the appearance of scars. Contact us today with any related enquiries and we’ll be happy to guide you through to your desired results.
Split Earlobe Repair
A split earlobe can occur for a number of different reasons. Sometimes it can be caused by wearing heavy earrings, or you might face an accident, such as the tearing off, of an earring which causes the earlobe to split. If you’re currently dealing with a split earlobe, then you may be happy to find out that it’s possible to repair a split earlobe with a procedure known as a lobuloplasty.
How does split earlobe repair procedure work?
A split earlobe repair works by cleaning up any excess issue around the split. After this, fine dissolvable stitches are used to carefully close the split. Depending on how long ago the split happened, it’s possible to see a full recovery within four to six weeks. If the earlobe has been stretched, then the ear may look less natural than it did before.
The process is quick and painless, but it’s recommended to not wear any earrings while your earlobes are healing. Doing so could cause further damage, such as tearing the stitches. You’ll be asked to attend a follow-up meeting for a further examination, after which your surgeon will decide if there needs to be another appointment in the future.
If you’re curious about repairing your split earlobe, contact Tempus Belgravia today to learn more.
Scars can happen for a number of different reasons. They might be caused by an injury, it could be caused by surgery, or it might be due to an infection or skin condition. Depending on how the scar forms, they can sometimes look a little unsightly or affect your self-esteem, especially if they are in a visible location.
If you’re looking for a way to reduce or change the appearance of a scar, then you may be interested in a scar revision. Scar revisions can use a number of different cosmetic techniques, and it largely depends on the location, size, and current condition of the scar.
What does scar revision involve?
There are many different scar revision techniques. Some involve using cryotherapy to freeze the scar before removing it, while others involve applying pressure to the scar to improve healing. RF therapy is also an option, scars can be removed surgically and there are also scar revision options for large contractures where a large area of skin is lost or damaged. This can include skin grafts or tissue expansion procedures.
Since there are many different techniques used in scar revision, it’s best to speak with a specialist by booking a consultation. If you’re interested in learning more about the many ways that a scar’s appearance could be improved, get in touch with us today to learn more.
Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery or eyelid lift, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that involves removing excess skin, fat, and muscle from the upper or lower eyelids to improve the appearance of the eyes.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery that removes or epositions excess skin, fat, and muscle from the upper or lower eyelids. The procedure can help improve the appearance of the eyes by reducing puffiness and bags under the eyes, eliminating wrinkles, and creating a more youthful look.
Why is a Blepharoplasty done?
Blepharoplasty is usually done for cosmetic reasons, to improve the appearance of the eyes and create a more youthful look. However, the procedure can also be performed for functional reasons, such as improving vision that is obstructed by sagging eyelids.
Who should get a Blepharoplasty?
Ideal candidates for Blepharoplasty are individuals who are in good health, have realistic expectations for the outcome of the surgery, and have sagging or puffy eyelids affecting their appearance or vision.
Types Of Blepharoplasty
- Upper blepharoplasty – upper eyelid surgery, that reduces hooded or droopy eyelids
- Lower blepharoplasty – lower eyelid surgery, that reduces eye bags and puffiness
Many individuals choose to get both lids treated.
How long do results last with a Blepharoplasty?
- Upper blepharoplasty surgery – up to seven years
- Lower blepharoplasty surgery – over seven years
Results are subject to how your body ages and your genetics.
How long does it take to recover from a Blepharoplasty?
The recovery time for Blepharoplasty can vary from a few days to a few weeks, depending on the extent of the procedure. Patients can typically return to work within 7-10 days after surgery, but swelling and bruising may take several weeks to subside completely.
What are the risks and side effects associated with a Blepharoplasty?
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with Blepharoplasty, including bleeding, infection, scarring, and adverse reactions to anaesthesia. Some common side effects of the surgery include bruising, swelling, and temporary changes in vision, such as blurred or double vision.
What to do before a Blepharoplasty?
Before the procedure, patients should consult with their surgeon to discuss their medical history, medications, and any allergies. Patients may also need to undergo specific tests to ensure they are healthy for surgery.
What happens during the Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is usually performed under local anaesthesia and takes about 1-2 hours to complete. The surgeon will make incisions in the eyelids’ natural creases to remove or reposition excess skin, fat, and muscle. The incisions are then closed with sutures or surgical tape.
What to do after the Blepharoplasty?
After the procedure, patients should follow their surgeon’s instructions for post-operative care, including applying cold compresses to the eyes, avoiding strenuous activities, and taking prescribed medications. Patients should also attend all follow-up appointments with their surgeons to monitor their progress and ensure proper healing.
What are the benefits of Blepharoplasty?
- Reduction of excess skin and puffiness
- Improved vision by removing excess skin
- Boost in self-confidence
- Correction of under-eye bags