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Nevi, or moles, are one of the most common skin growths. While some can become cancerous, most are benign and do not pose a health threat. However, large facial moles can be distracting and a source of embarrassment for children. Expert facial surgeon Dr. Lesley Rabach at LM Medical NYC offers pediatric mole removal at our medical facility in Manhattan.

There are few elective cosmetic surgeries performed on children, and with good reason. In most cases, the risk of an elective surgery outweighs the benefit for a child. With pediatric mole removal, there is very little risk, but the benefits are high. If a large mole is impacting the child’s appearance or is a type that is at high risk for melanoma, it can be worth having the nevus removed. The procedure is usually very quick, and the child can go home the same day.

Benefits of Mole Removal Plastic Surgery

Most doctors, surgeons and dermatologists can remove an unwanted mole. If the mole is in an inconspicuous area, local anesthesia and a scalpel may be all that is needed by a doctor to remove the nevus. However, facial moles, especially larger growths, should be removed through plastic surgery to reduce the chance of a visible scar.

Dr. Lesley Rabach is double board certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. She is one of the top surgeons in her field. If your child has a facial mole that poses a health risk or will impact the child’s appearance, Dr. Lesley can provide removal. Using advanced techniques, she can minimize scarring and perform skin grafts or other procedures if necessary.

If your child has a suspicious or large mole you want removed, contact us at LM Medical NYC today to schedule your appointment at our clinic in Greenwich Village. We have both a board certified dermatologist and a double board certified facial plastic surgeon under one roof.