American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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one year ago

Mole on nose

Hello. I have always had this protruding mole on my nose, its larger now I'm close to 50. I wonder what do you think is the best procedure to remove this considering its location?

Procedure: Skin Cancer Removal
Location: Labrador, QLD - Australia

Replies 4

Samir Shureih

Surgical excision, then submit for pathology.

You have to accept a scar at the alar crease. Consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for full examination and plan for excision.

Alfred Antonetti
ASPS Surgeon

Surgical removal and reconstruction by a board certified plastic surgeon. It will always leave some scarring and deformity but the larger it gets, the worse the scar

Rahul Vemula
ASPS Surgeon
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Surgical Excision is your best option. There is no way to avoid a scar. However, going to a board certified plastic surgeon will help minimize the appearance of the scar. With scarring this may be something that you will notice but once healed, an unsuspecting person may not notice any scarring.

Sasanka Chatterjee
ASPS Int. Surgeon

I agree with all three surgeons


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