Hanging moles on the neck can be aggravating at times, but they usually don't imply a health problem unless they're painful, bleed or change in size, colour or shape. Whether you have thin skin tags or large dark droopy moles, there is a surgical procedure to remove those unwanted hanging moles from your neck. You'll need to go to a dermatologist or plastic surgeon and you may be trading your moles for tiny scars, pits or white patches. But you'll be rid of those annoying hanging moles once and for all.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Schedule an appointment with your doctor, a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon to discuss your options for hanging mole removal.
Explore shave excision as a surgical option. This is a surgical method of mole removal where the skin surrounding the mole is made numb using a local anesthetic, and then the mole is sliced off with a thin surgical blade. This option is commonly used for small thin hanging moles and skin tags and generally requires no sutures.
Discuss the possibility of having punch biopsies done on your hanging moles. In this procedure, the entire mole area is made numb using a local anesthetic and then the whole mole is excised using a cookie-cutter type of device. This procedure may require at least one or two sutures.
Check to see if excisional surgery is a good option for your mole removal. In this procedure, the mole area is numbed with a local anesthetic. Then the margin around the mole is demarked and the entire mole is excised, including the margins, using a surgical blade. At least one or two sutures may be required.
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