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Mole Removal (cont.)

Next Steps after Mole Removal

Simple mole removals are frequently not followed up with an office visit, but this may vary depending on the type of mole.

  • For lab results: You may receive a phone call from the doctor if there is any indication of unusual features once the tissue has been analyzed by a pathologist. Then you would see the doctor for a follow-up recheck of the area and full examination of the rest of your body.
  • For stitch removal: Follow-up depends on the area that received stitches and the type of suture that was used. Facial sutures are typically removed within four to seven days. Stitches elsewhere are usually removed from eight to 21 days, depending on the type of suture and the surgeon's preference.
  • To prevent infection: During the time of the recovery, you need to be careful not to get the area dirty. Also, trauma needs to be avoided to the area, including avoidance of unnecessary stress and strain to the area.
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