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Stitch-Based Excision

Stitch-Based Excision

If you are looking into the stitch-based excision method as being a suitable solution for your mole problem it means you have either tried other mole removal treatments and you are unsatisfied or it means that you are finally going to rid yourself of the mole stigma for cosmetic reasons. Either way, you want to be 100% positive that this treatment will not only be effective but final as well. Mole however, have a way of recurring for a variety of reasons and if your mole is a by-product of other more serious medical conditions, stitch-based excision may determine the occurrence of other more complicated health issues.

Before going through the medical procedure make sure you make a biopsy to determine the nature of the mole as well as checking it for cancer cells. People generally remove moles for cosmetic reasons but going through a serious medical procedure such as stitch-based excision you have to first make sure you fully understand what the procedure implies and what are the risks surrounding the procedure itself.

How is stitch-based excision performed

Having gone through the preliminary testing and preparations, you are now ready to rid yourself of the skin tags and/or moles that have been troubling you. The procedure starts with the doctor cleaning the area surrounding the issue as well as the mole itself before injecting a local anesthetic to numb the area before the surgery. The caregiver might as well use liquid nitrogen gas or a related substance as an alternative to anesthesia. Using a sharp tool such as a surgical knife, a curette or a biopsy tool, the doctor will then proceed to cut the mole as deep as possible without damaging healthy tissue.

This is how the mole removal procedure is supposed to be performed and it will be followed by a stitching or cauterization procedure as soon as the mole removal surgery is finished. The extracted mole will afterwards be sent to a laboratory for further analysis to determine what the risk of recurrence is while you will be safely bandaged and sent on your way as soon as three hours after setting foot inside the clinic or hospital.

Is Stitch-Based Excision Safe?

Seeing how your operation will result in the area of the skin being sterilized and bandaged there is little risk that the mole removal surgery will cause any sort of physical side-effects. You may however be allergic to the medicine used during the surgery but other than that, there is really nothing to worry about going wrong during the actual surgery.

It is a very safe medical procedure as well as effective although some people experience changes in skin tone, swelling of the operated area, or a nasty scar. Scars usually remain after the procedure but this is to be expected as well as the possibility that the mole will grow back. However, if the mole is cancerous and you choose not to remove it, the cancer may spread causing serious complications.