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Cosmetic Mole Removal – New York Facial Plastic Surgeon

Moles can be unsightly blemishes on your face or body and a source of embarrassment for you. Some moles can also cause serious health problems if they are tested and prove to be precancerous or cancerous. Mole removal is an option and should always be done by a qualified professional.

Dr. Maurice Khosh is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive clinical experience and recognized surgical skills. If you have a mole that you want to be removed or needs to be excised, you may want to enlist the skills of Dr. Khosh. His surgical skills are among the best in the field, and you can trust that even though this is a minor surgery, it will be carried out with the greatest skill and care.

Methods of Mole Removal

There is not just one method for surgical mole removal. Moles can be removed by natural means, surgically or by laser. Patients with cancerous moles must have them removed with surgery for effective removal of the cancerous cells. It is almost standard procedure now to have all moles biopsied after removal to ensure they are not precancerous.

Surgical mole removal is done in one of three ways. Some moles are flush with the skin. Smaller moles of this sort can be removed by a method called the punch biopsy technique. In this procedure, a cylindrical piece of skin containing the mole is “punched out” with a special device.

Larger, flat skin moles and those that are malignant are excised. The mole is completely cut out of the skin with a sharp scalpel or surgical scissors. The wound is then stitched closed.

Moles that are not flat but rise above the level of the skin are removed by shave excision. In this technique, the mole is shaved down to the level of the skin with a small sharp scalpel.

Removal of a mole by a laser is preferred for brown or black flat moles. This technique may require up to three trips for full removal. In this procedure, a laser is used to remove the mole tissue. It is not often used for moles that are not flush with the skin or those that are very large.

Preparation for Mole Removal

General mole removal is a straightforward procedure. The area will be mapped and measured and possibly photographed before the actual removal takes place. During the preliminary planning for removal, Dr. Khosh will explain what will happen during the procedure. You are invited to ask questions and voice your concerns so you have a clear understanding of what the surgery will entail.

The mole and the area around it will be cleaned thoroughly with an alcohol pad. An anesthetic like lidocaine will be injected to numb the area. The injection may sting slightly, but this should be the only discomfort you feel during the process, once the anesthesia goes into effect.

Painless Mole Removal

The anesthetic should keep you from feeling any pain or discomfort when you are undergoing the mole removal procedure. You may feel some pressure; however, you should feel no pain. If you do, you should let the doctor know.

It is very important to make sure that the moles you wish to remove are not cancerous. For this reason, it is vital that you have your mole checked before attempting to remove it yourself. For safety and the best results, contact a professional to find out more about mole removal.

Contact Dr. Khosh for skilled, safe and effective mole removal. Keep your skin looking healthy and beautiful with an appointment to get your unsightly moles removed. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

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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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