Remove Moles

Remove Moles

Moles prevail to be common. Practically every adult has a few. Grownups which have light skin layer frequently possess more moles. However, Some moles will certainly darken, and also others will lighten. These adjustments are expected and rarely a sign of skin cancer. Dr. Summer and our world class physicians are ready to help you out. If you want your mole eliminated, our doctors at Maryland Plastic Surgery can easily eliminate your mole by carrying out Surgical procedures using top quality equipment. Our world class medical professionals will remove the whole mole and sew the skin layer shut if necessary by means of Surgical excision or even uses a medical blade to remove the mole through a Surgical shave.

Breast reconstruction is unlike any other kind of surgery. It not only restores a woman’s body but much more importantly, it heals and renews her feminine spirit. Because of your knowledge and skillful hands. The many women fortunate enough to have you as their surgeon will be forever grateful. Please consider this a letter a thank you from all of us. Take care and may god bless you always.

Lynn
I was a size six and wanted to be at least a size four. After my laser liposuction procedure I am down to a size two! I am very happy with the results!

– Amanda J. Verified TrueReview®

Amanda J.
This was my second major procedure with Dr Summers, having had a major tummy tuck in 2005 with which I was thrilled! The breast lift and aug was as pain-free as possible, I was prepped accordingly with information, risks and self-care…and when a fear arose afterwords that I wasnt healing in the manner I THOUGHT I should be, Dr Summers put my mind at ease immediately, as did the entire staff, by giving me the facts I needed to proceed with confidence.

– Beth H. (Frederick, MD) Verified TrueReview®

Beth H. (Frederick, MD)
Dr. Summers was recommended to me by a friend who had breast implants and a tummy tuck at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center. She was delighted with the results. When she learned that I was interested in some facial work, she immediately told me that the best cosmetic surgeon in town is Adam Summers. She showed me the work he had done for her and I couldn’t believe how incredible she looked. I couldn’t even find her scars. I asked around some more and it turns out that Dr. Summers has quite a reputation for facelift surgery and is one of the few real experts for injections around the face. After my visit with him today, I had to let everyone know that if you are interested in any type of cosmetic procedure or surgery, you MUST visit Dr. Summers at his beautiful medical spa. He offers a complimentary appointment and was right on time. He spent an entire hour with me reviewing my concerns. Although it was late in the day and I know he had been working all day, he was kind and funny (and cute!) and made me feel very comfortable. I had some injections done and I look great. No, I look better than great! Truly, I’m thrilled with the results. This was the first time I had ever had anything done, and Dr. Summers made sure I was comfortable and that it was painless and that I looked just the way I wanted!

– Kathy S. Verified TrueReviews®

Kathy S.
I have known Dr. Stefan for over fourteen years and my experience with him and his staff has been outstanding.  I was extremely satisfied with my breast augmentation he preformed almost 14 years ago. I recently returned to Dr. Stefan to have a reaugmentation. Dr. Stefan is a very skillful, knowledgable, and caring doctor. He is absolutely amazing and does incredible work. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an exceptional plastic surgeon.
J.F.
I went to multiple Plastic Surgeons wanting lower eyelid surgery to get rid of intense under eye wrinkles when I smiled. They all said that I didn’t have enough skin for lower eyelid surgery, and they refused to do it on the grounds they all felt it would permanently pull my lower lid down and not help the wrinkles anyway. And that I had to “live with it.” Prior laser treatments did not diminish the wrinkles either, so I was out of options until I found Dr. Adam Summers. He disagreed with the other Plastic Surgeons, and guaranteed it would not permanently pull my lower lid down. He did the upper lids, lower lids, and an upper cheek lift for a great price and I am thrilled with the results. My eyelid is not pulled down and the wrinkles are gone! Just as importantly, the reason I would also recommend Dr. Summers as unlike Plastic Surgeons I’ve had surgery with in the past, he cared just as much for me and my endless questions or concerns postop as he did before I paid him. He even told me preop that if any wrinkles remained he would stand by his work and get rid of them for free. That is the mark of a truly great Plastic Surgeon. I’d also like to acknowledge Melinda, office manager, the nurses and all the staff for going over and above with great customer service. I’m a fan for life!

– L.H. Verified TrueReview®

L.H.
I have always been “shy” about my breast size…or lack there of…and had wanted implants from early on. After 3 children I still had no breasts and finally decided to “bite the bullet”. I had my procedure done in May of 2005 at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center and loved, loved, loved the results… A couple months ago (and 4 years after my initial augmentation) I noticed some almost immediate volume decrease in my left breast. I called Dr. Summers office and his staff promptly set me up an appointment to check it out. Within less than a week I was back on the table having my implant replaced (at no cost to me) and it had turned out to be a defect in the implant valve. Dr. Summers was as amazing with my replacement implant as he was with the initial implant…which concerned me initially as I wrongly assumed that since it was covered under the warranty that I would not be as much of a “priority” as “paying” clients. I was certainly wrong about that aspect as Dr. Summers was more than willing to resolve my issue as quickly as possible. I am contemplating liposuction or maybe a tummy tuck… When I decide to do it Dr. Summers will be my first choice!! For anyone out there contemplating a procedure…set yourself up a consult with Dr. Summers…you will walk out of his office with confidence in him as your surgeon as well looking forward to a date for your procedure…what are you waiting for?– Lutisha Verified TrueReview®
Lutisha
Entire process was phenomenal! From the consult where all my questions were answered, to appointment scheduling, to the staff and nurses, to Dr. Summers compassion and exemplary skills as a surgeon.

– Christi S. Verified TrueReview®

Christi S.
Dear Dr. Summers, I can’t thank you enough for what you have given me…You have given me much more than a facelift. You have given me a spirit lift, a lift for my soul and heart. Is it possible to operate on one’s soul? I feel that you have. You put in much more than sutures… you have added a lightness, a joi de vivre, and, perhaps more importantly, a thrill of adventure and self-appreciation that years of psychiatric help would fail to accomplish – and all of this flows to my family and friends and those around me. Critics of plastic surgery fail to take this into consideration. My facelift has given me the freedom to concentrate on others without fear or self-consciousness of my looks (or lack of). As humans, sometimes it’s hard to look past outer beauty to see the beauty inside of all of us… Thank you for one less worry!

– Fran F. Verified TrueReview®

Fran F.
What a joy it has been to have become a patient of yours. I came to you in mid 2013 after having initial consultations with two other plastic surgeons.  Having very specific and complicated surgeries in mind with limited time and finances, I was fairly sure that I would once again be disappointed. However, it was during that first meeting that I decided you would be my doctor.I have very much appreciated the extra time and effort that you spend talking with me, learning about my life, planning my procedures, listening to my concerns, both physical and financial, and then miraculously making my dreams come true!It is rare to find a person these days, especially in the field of medicine, who, as I put it, ‘doesn’t have his hand on the door knob’ the whole time that you are in his office. Furthermore, to find someone as dedicated to his or her craft and committed to the well being, safety and happiness of another person is incredible.
Dani H.

What are moles

Many refer to a mole as any dark spot or irregularity in the skin. Moles, or nevi, are frequently removed for a variety of reasons such as for aesthetic causes. Most moles are completely harmless, but any new moles that develop or any changes to existing moles might be a sign of a cancerous mole. When a cancerous mole is identified, it needs to be removed right away so that the cancer doesn’t spread beyond the skin and affect other parts of the body.

 

What to expect

A topical anesthetic will be applied on the mole and its surrounding area.

If you opt for laser treatment, you may feel a brushing sensation as the laser energy hits your skin. You may also smell a burning odor. The procedure lasts approximately 5-10 seconds for each mole, depending on the size.

For surgical procedures, you may feel some pressure as the doctor performs the operation. Your doctor may use a cautery device to close off blood vessels and stop the bleeding. For excision surgery, your doctor will do a few stitches to close the wound. Each mole removal takes about 30-40 minutes.

The doctor will apply antibiotic cream then bandage to keep the wounds covered.

 

Outcome

There is no downtime for the laser or surgical procedure; you can go back to your daily routine immediately after the treatment. You will be instructed to apply antibiotic cream and new bandage every morning for one week. This will keep the wound dry and prevent it from rotting and getting infected.

After 1-2 weeks, the laser treated area will scab over and fell off. In its place, you may notice a dark mark. This scar will eventually fade over time. For surgery a very narrow, razor-thin scars may appear.

Frequently Asked Questions About Remove Moles:

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Q: Is Mole Removal Beneficial?

A: Removal sometimes means removing cancerous or potentially-cancerous moles. However, removal is also a path to increased self-confidence, as moles can make a person feel self-conscious depending on their location.

Q: How Can I Tell If a Mole is Cancerous?

A: Most moles feature a uniform color and symmetrical shape. They do not change appearance as time passes. Moles that have noticeably changed in appearance or feature any of the aforementioned issues are potentially cancerous and must be checked for removal as soon as possible.

Q: What Causes Moles?

A: Moles are the result of clustering melanocytes, or skin cells that produce melanin. Melanin is the color pigmentation that while usually distributed evenly throughout the body sometimes groups together to form moles.

Q:What Kinds of Moles Should Be Removed?

A: Everyone is different, and everyone’s moles look different, too. What looks suspicious on one person might not necessarily look questionable on another. Ultimately, your dermatologist is most concerned about moles that change. If you notice a change in a mole’s color, size, texture, or shape, you should schedule a skin check as soon as possible.

Q: What Is the Recovery Time for Mole Removal?

A: Smaller moles do not require sutures,  mole removal and recovery time is minimal. For larger moles, your dermatology provider will probably recommend keeping the sutures in for one to two weeks dependent on the location. You will be given instructions as to the care of the surgical site specific to you and the location of the surgical site.  If you are concerned about excessive scar tissue, your dermatology provider will recommend a topical ointment to help reduce scarring.