About Mole Removal
At Dr. Black Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery in Metairie, LA, our board-certified plastic surgeons take great care to remove moles for their patients. Patients seek the artistic skills of a trusted plastic surgeon to enhance the look of their skin. Many moles are non-cancerous and harmless, yet many people want moles removed for aesthetic reasons. During an initial consultation with Dr. Elliott or Dr. Summer Black, your mole will be assessed, and a treatment plan will be made for you.
Stop feeling self-conscious about your moles, and have a mole removal assessment with your plastic surgeon. This is a quick, safe and effective approach enhance the appearance of your skin. Call today and schedule your appointment.
What About scarring?
When a plastic surgeon removes your mole, not only do you get rid of your mole, your plastic surgeon will understand the best course of action to limit the amount of scarring from the excision. With more than 40 years of combined plastic surgery experience, either Dr. Elliott Black or Dr. Summer Black will provide you with natural, attractive results. If scarring does happen (as it does with the removal of large moles), your plastic surgeon can make recommendations for other treatments to minimize the visibility (such as laser skin resurfacing, microdermabrasion, and more).
"I've been a patient of Dr Summer Blacks for about 4 years and I would never go anywhere else. I am ALWAYS ecstatic with her work and have had Botox and Restylane filler in my cheeks and lips. Dr Black is not only a total perfectionist but she becomes a friend you feel comfortable confiding in and sharing your life with. I would recommend Dr Black to my own mother....and in fact I did! Now we are both her patients who regularly visit her for all our anti-aging facial perfecting cosmetic work."- A.R. / Google / Feb 06, 2017
"Dr Black is very patient, explains and makes you feel like family."- P. / Healthgrades / Dec 10, 2019
"Please see my full review of Dr. Summer Black on Google. I couldn't post the full review on this site..too much to say and it is limited on space. Amazing surgeon. Wonderful person:)Highly recommend!"- T. / Healthgrades / Sep 17, 2021
"What an experience! This is going to be a long review. My surgical procedure with Dr. Summer Black could not have gone better. She placed the incisions perfectly and the closure was beautiful! I am three weeks post op and can barely see the scars. Not only is she a highly skilled surgeon, she is also a warm and caring person. This concern for her patients continues after discharge. She personally texted me daily to see how I was doing. I have never had a surgeon do this ..it was even more astounding that she was doing it after a category 4 hurricane! Hurricane Ida had landed not quite two days after my surgery. There was no way in or out of Metairie/New Orleans area. There was no power, water, rental cars, buses, or flights. My Mom and I were staying at a hotel across the street from the surgical center. One of the hotel staff had told us that they were probably going to evacuate the hotel and that we needed to find somewhere to go. We had flown in from the west coast and didn't know anyone in the area. Dr. Black graciously offered that we stay at the surgical center until we could find a way out of town. Amazing. This review extends to all of Dr. Black's staff. From the wonderful Patty(another kind and amazing soul) at the office to everyone at Crescent City Surgical Center(separate review coming for all of the angels there). When the roads had cleared later that week, Dr. Shows (an anesthesiologist at Crescent City Surgical) actually volunteered and drove us to Baton Rouge- that is over an hour away! The kindness and generosity that we experienced from these people during the aftermath of Ida was incredible. It was something I'll never forget. I want to go back and visit the area (just not during hurricane season :)) I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Black and Crescent City Surgical Center."- T.M. / Google / Sep 17, 2021
"I have used Doctor Black for Three different procedures and I love everything that he has done for me. He is really a great Surgeon and he has a wonderful caring staff."- A.F. / Google / Aug 21, 2021
What To Expect
Depending on the size, depth, and location of your mole, there are many different ways to approach its removal. Our plastic surgeon will make sure the area is numb before starting the procedure.
- Shaving: A blade will be used to quickly shave the mole off the skin.
- Laser treatments: Lasers can effectively remove a small benign pigmented lesion from the skin without sutures.
- Surgical excision: The plastic surgeon will make an incision in the skin to cut away deep seated moles, and then suture the incision.
Typically, our patients spend less than an hour in our office having a mole removed. Once the patient is at home recovering, there may be some discomfort in the treatment area, but that should only last for a few days. We will discuss how you should implement proper skin care to limit scarring.
Plan Your Procedure
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You're in good hands
Let our experienced plastic surgeons take a look at your mole to determine the best course of action for removal. Our team at Dr. Black Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery will do our best to make the procedure fast and painless. Call and schedule a thorough analysis of your mole's condition. We look forward to meeting you.