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Moles: Wanted or Unwanted

Mole Inspection New York, NY

Moles are a type of skin growth. They are usually brown or black and can form in groups or alone. By adulthood, it is common to have 10-40 moles. Some moles can fade over time and some will change in color and shape and become bothersome or a cause of embarrassment. Mole removal is a standard procedure that should be done by a qualified professional. Dr. Maurice Khosh is a double board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City that is ready to assist you if feel you have a mole that needs to be removed.

Mole removal is performed as an outpatient procedure with minimal pain. They can be removed by shave removal, punch biopsy, excise/cut technique, and laser removal.

Shave removal: A local anesthetic is applied to numb the area. A sharp scalpel is used to remove the raised mole and a small pink spot is usually left after removal.

Punch biopsy: A local anesthetic is applied to the area and a sharp cylindrical punch is used to remove the round section of skin where the mole is located. A couple of stitches may be needed to close the area.

Excise/Cut technique: A local anesthetic is applied to numb the area. The doctor uses a sharp scalpel or surgical scissors to cut out the entire mole. Stitches will be required to close the area.

Laser removal: This can be used for those hard to reach brown/black moles that are flushed with the skin. A laser is used to remove the mole tissue and will be removed after about 3 treatments.

No matter if your mole is wanted or unwanted it is always good to have your moles checked regularly and to always wear sun protection (hats, sunglasses, sunscreen) when outside. In New York City, call Dr. Maurice Khosh to schedule a consultation for your mole removals today.

Posted on behalf of Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS

Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS
580 Park Avenue Suite 1BE,
New York, NY 10065
(212) 339-9988

What Dr. Khosh's Patients Say


Based on 174 reviews

Meredith G.
Saw Dr. Khosh for a fractured nose. He reset my nose beautifully (and with little discomfort to me) and then discussed some of my sinus issues with me upon my follow up visit. Never felt like he was rushing me out and felt very confident in his abilities. I would highly recommend to anyone needing plastic or reconstructive options!
Jackie C.
Great front office, really good experience after what was a terrible accident. I was made to feel comfortable. Dr. Khosh is very good at what he does. I'm still healing but I'm confident of the results
Kaitlin M.
Dr. Khosh takes exceptional care of his patients. He has operated on me twice, each time making me feel extremely comfortable and satisfied with the results. His staff is also very kind and knowledgeable.
Diana G.
Dr. Khosh & his staff Susan & Christine are absolutely amazing! They were so supportive & helpful from beginning to end & they are just wonderful people. Thank you guys I truly appreciate everything you guys have done for me. I would recommend them to anyone & everyone!
Joann M.
After visiting and being evaluated by several doctors, I kept going back to Dr. Khosh. His tranquil spirit and professionalism were captivating. Thank you for a job well done and keeping me calm throughout the entire process. A special thanks to your staff Susan and Christine for all of their support as well. Hi highly recommend Dr. Khosh.
Leah G.
Upon hearing of the overwhelmingly positive experience a friend of mine had in choosing Dr. Khosh as her surgeon, I decided to make an appointment for my own septoplasty/rhinoplasty/turbinate reduction. Although I was slightly skeptical as the praise I had heard seemed a bit hyperbolic, all uncertainty dissipated after meeting the Doctor and his staff. My pre- and post-operative experience was excellent in terms of concerns adequately addressed prior to the surgery and mitigation of any bruising in the convalescent period. Despite my apparent predisposition to rather slower healing, a year after the surgery, my nose looks really pretty and my breathing entirely unobstructed! I highly recommend Dr. Khosh!
Courtney G.
AMAZING!!!!!! I had Dr Khosh perform lipo on my chin/neck and my result is unbelievable! Better than I could have expected! I met with a couple of surgeons and the second I met with Dr Khosh I knew he was the one I was going with. He was compassionate and explained every detail of what would take place during the surgery and what to expect during recovery. I even emailed a few times during recovery with various questions and he got right back to me asap which was really comforting! I honestly fully recommend Dr Khosh, he did an amazing job and is an amazing person.
Frieda S.
i can finally breathe!! Dr. Khosh made the entire experience a breeze, it was truly a pleasure to be under his care. I am forever thankful and highly recommend him. Not only does his work speak for himself, but he has excellent bedside manner. His kindness and patience is above and beyond. He takes the time to answer to every question you have to help you understand the process while at the same time making you feel so comfortable. From the first consultation i knew i was in good hands. I am so pleased with the result and forever thankful.
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