Private mole removal Edinburgh
If you have concerns about a mole (naevus) being cancerous, then you should consult your GP who will be able to refer you urgently to your local NHS dermatology or plastic surgery department. Removal of moles for purely cosmetic reasons is not routinely offered under the NHS.
A plastic surgeon is well trained and able to offer removal of moles in a way that gives you the best cosmetic outcome. Plastic surgeons are usually asked to remove skin lesions that are in cosmetically sensitive areas such as around the eyes, nose, face and lips. Additionally, plastic surgeons are used to dealing with both benign lesions and skin cancers and will usually be able to distinguish between the two on clinical grounds.
Cysts are common, and removal can be performed under a local anaesthetic. Cysts may become enlarged and infected and require antibiotics or surgical drainage as an emergency. They are best removed while relatively small and when they are not actively infected.